New Jersey Premises Liability Attorney
Over $1 Billion Recovered for Victims
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, speak with a New Jersey premises liability lawyer from our firm. Consultations are FREE and there is no fee unless we win.
Common Premises Liability Claims in NJ
Below are a few examples of premises liability claims that we specialize in:
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 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.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $7,000,000
A woman was putting her 3-year-old son on a carnival amusement ride while holding onto a portable fence when she received an electrical shock. Our client was hospitalized and later developed Traumatic Dystonia, a condition that caused tremors in the hand and makes the fingers curl.
Personal Injury Verdict $3,200,000
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Kim Gozsa recently obtained a $3.2 million dollar verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident at an outlet shopping plaza in Jackson, New Jersey. The substantial jury award stems from a case in which Kim’s client slipped and fell on ice on a sidewalk at the Jackson Premium Outlets, an outlet shopping center in Jackson Township, New Jersey.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $3,000,000
An Edison delivery man slipped on a wet floor while delivering a package. He broke his knee in the fall and suffered an injury to his spine, which in turn aggravated pre-existing conditions of incontinence and impotence which had been caused by previous injuries.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $3,000,000
Our client, a North Plainfield man, was injured when he slipped and fell on snowy steps while exiting his building. He suffered a lumbar disc injury, requiring surgery. The jury found his landlord 100% liable for the accident for failing to clear the steps to the building.
Premises Liability Settlement $2,500,000
Our client was injured while delivering a 3,000 pound piece of equipment to defendant's premises. The defendant's employees were assisting our client in unloading the product when one of them prematurely activated the lift gate, causing the piece of equipment to fall and strike his legs. He suffered serious injuries to both legs, requiring multiple surgeries.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,800,000
The operator of an aquarium business suffered permanently disabling injuries when he fell through a deck at the defendant's house. Our client had arranged to feed the defendant's fish while he was away, and in attempting to retrieve the keys to the house from behind a bar next to the swimming pool, fell through a rotted plank, suffering serious injuries.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,250,000
Our client tripped and fell down a set of stairs at a commercial establishment due to materials that were left by the defendant at the top of the stairs. The fall resulted in our client suffering severe back and bladder injuries. Expert testimony established that the materials left on defendant's steps created a substantial tripping hazard and violated known safety standards in the industry.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,200,000
As our client stepped out of his parked his vehicle at an Ocean County mall, he slipped and fell on black ice, rendering him unconscious for a few minutes. As a result of the fall, our client sustained back and neck injuries requiring surgery, impaired vision requiring prism glasses, an inner ear injury requiring surgery, and shoulder surgery. As a result of these injuries, our client was disabled from work.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,100,000
Our client slipped and fell on a wet floor in the vestibule of the office building where she worked, sustaining an injury to her neck that required surgery. At the time, it was snowing outside and the landlord had removed the floor mat but failed to replace it before the accident occurred.
Mall Injury Verdict $935,000
Partner Brett Greiner of the Edison office secured a verdict for a Carteret woman who was injured when she slipped and fell near a decorative fountain at a shopping mall. The defense argued that the plaintiff's condition was chronic and longstanding and not related to the accident. The Middlesex County jury awarded the plaintiff and her husband over $935,000.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is committed to helping good people through difficult times. We build real relationships and make communication a priority to provide the best possible service and results.
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