What should I know about premises liability?

When a person gets injured and makes the decision to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation against the negligent party, they will first have to determine who the negligent party actually is. For example, if you were injured on someone else’s property, the owner of the property is considered to be the negligent party. Property owners are responsible for making sure their property is safe for any person that may spend time on that property.

If you do become injured on someone else’s property, the first thing you should do (aside from seek medical attention) is take pictures of the conditions that caused you to become injured, if possible. It is important to try to do this before you leave the property so you have proof that these dangerous conditions were present. Then, it is important to notify the property owner that you have sustained injuries on their property. This is especially important to do if you become injured in a store, such as a supermarket. For example, if you slipped and fell in an aisle of a supermarket, you need to notify the store manager before leaving the store. If you fail to do so and then try to bring a lawsuit later, their defense will be that they had no idea anyone was injured because it was never reported.

Premises liability is a major portion of any personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney who can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced personal injury attorneys throughout the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.