What is premises liability?

In the unfortunate event that an individual becomes injured on the property of another party, they may want to consider their legal options. Bringing a successful personal injury case against the negligent party can allow the injured individual to recover significant compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, among other things. One of the biggest factors in many personal injury cases is known as premises liability. Premises liability simply means that a property owner who fails to make sure their property is free of hazards can be held legally and financially responsible for any injuries that take place on that property.

A few important factors for property owners to make sure of in order to avoid being held responsible for premises liability include the following:

  • Making sure that any repairs are made as soon as the property owner becomes made aware of a defect or issue that may result in an accident
  • If an unsafe condition is present, such as wet floors, making sure that a warning notice regarding the condition is present
  • If a property is susceptible to criminal activity, make sure that there is adequate security available
  • Making sure that precautious measures are taken such as installing a fence to keep a dog in the yard, installing lighting to make sure individuals can see at night, etc.

If you have questions about premises liability, contact our firm today.

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced 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.