New Jersey Premises Liability Attorney
What is Premises Liability?
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:
Premises Liability Claims Against Public Entities
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 New Jersey Tort Claims Act say about filing a Title 59 Claim?
Filing a Title 59 claim with a government entity is not the same as filing a lawsuit against them. A Title 59 claim simply notifies the entity so they can perform their own investigation or try to settle the matter prior to you filing a lawsuit.
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've suffered injuries and need to take legal action against a public entity or employee, you must file a “Notice of Tort Claim" to protect your right to compensation. If you fail to include all the necessary information in your claim, you will be barred from recovering anything from the public entity or its employees.
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.
Inadequate Security Jury Verdict $2,700,000
A mother of nine was shot and killed while working at a convenience store. Evidence at trial proved a lack of adequate security, including a panic button and outgoing phone line, had placed this worker at risk. Expert testimony also established that there was an increased risk of criminal activity in convenience stores which had inadequate surveillance equipment. The matter was upheld on Appeal, and settled prior to being reviewed by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
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.
Personal Injury Settlement $2,500,000
Our client suffered a traumatic head injury after falling due to an unsecure railing.
Personal Injury Jury Verdict $2,250,000
The plaintiff injured her ankle when she stepped into a cement cut out in a commercial sidewalk where a tree had been planted. The plaintiff had been walking on the sidewalk on her way to a down town holiday festival. Her attention had been distracted by a negligently placed chestnut grilling stand, thereby diverting her attention away from the cut out. The plaintiff brought claims against both the property owner and the operator of the chestnut stand.
Premises Liability Settlement $1,900,000
Attorneys Mark Kuminski and James Dunn prevailed in a case against a local supermarket where a North Brunswick man suffered a heart attack. Utilizing expert witnesses from throughout the country, they were able to secure a gross award of $2,209, 376.05, which was subsequently molded to reflect a net recovery of $1,900,000.
Elevator Defect Verdict $1,900,000
Partner Ronald Grayzel of the Edison office secured a verdict for a woman injured by a defective elevator. The case was tried in the United States District Court before a federal Magistrate. The three-week long trial resulted in a $1.9M verdict for the plaintiff.
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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