New Jersey Premises Liability Attorney
Premises liability claims may be necessary when you are injured on another person’s property due to their failure to provide reasonably safe conditions. A premise can be anything from an apartment complex to a mall to a hospital to a public park.
When you are a customer, resident, or guest on these premises, you are owed a duty of care. That means if walkways are slippery, the lighting is inadequate, or structures are unstable, the property owner could be held liable for any accidents and injuries that occur.
If you have been injured as a result of an unsafe condition, give our premises liability lawyers in New Jersey a call today.
Common Premises Liability Claims in NJ
Below are a few examples of premises liability claims that we specialize in:
- Slip & Falls
- Foreign Substances
- Trip & Falls
- Curb Stops
- Inadequate Security
- Amusement Park Accidents
The New Jersey Tort Claims Act / Title 59 Claims
When you suffered injuries due to a public entity, you must go through a different legal procedure to hold them liable. Anytime a person wants to file a claim against a public entity, they must do so through a title 59 claim, which falls under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (TCA). A public entity includes any state, county, municipality, district, public authority, or any other public body in New Jersey. What does The TCA say about filing a premises liability claim?
You must provide a notice within 90 days of the accident that includes the following:
- Name and address of claimant (you)
- Date, place, and circumstances of the incident
- A general description of your injury or losses suffered
- The amount of damages being claimed
If you fail to include all the information necessary in this “Notice of Tort Claim,” you will be barred from recovering anything from the public entity or its employees. That means when you suffer injuries and need to take legal action against a public entity or employee, you must file the notice to protect your right to compensation. This is not the same as filing suit against them—it is just to notify the entity so they can perform their own investigation or try to settle the matter prior to you filing a lawsuit. It is also vital that you note that you cannot file a lawsuit until six months after you have filed the Notice of Tort Claim.
Suffered Injuries on Another’s Property? Call Us Today.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. understands that premises liability cases can be complicated—especially when public entities are involved. The good news? You don’t have to try to navigate your case alone. Our New Jersey premises liability attorneys are skilled at handling such claims and have a track record of success in and out of the courtroom. In fact, we have recovered more than $350 million for our clients in just the last five years alone.
We are your neighbors, your lawyers. Call (732) 440-3089 for advocates you can trust.