A property owner has the obligation of ensuring that his or her land(s), building(s), and surrounding structures within the premises are safe for authorized visitors. If the authorized individual sustains an injury from an accident within or around the property, the owner will be held responsible for the injuries. It is important to note that these situations are rarely as simple as they seem. You are encouraged to contact Team law personal injury lawyers as we specialize in New Jersey premises liability lawsuits.
Understanding Premises Liability
Premises liability is a legal concept that points to a property owner’s potential legal responsibility for any injuries their visitors sustained due to unsafe conditions within the premises. Common premises liability causes include excessively walkways, shoddy materials, poor construction of a certain structure, defective electrical wiring, building code violations, and more.
Wait, there’s more to this. If an individual was injured on someone’s property, it does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. Unsafe conditions within the premises do not point to negligence as well. The individual pursuing a premises liability lawsuit must prove that the property owner had prior knowledge of those unsafe conditions but still failed to remedy the situation in time.
Why Do You Need Lawyers for Premises Liability?
According to the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (TCA), an individual must provide a notice of the accident within a 90-day timeframe. The individual is required to provide the following information:
- Name of claimant
- Address of claimant
- Circumstances, location, and date of the incident
- A general description of the claimant’s injuries and/or losses suffered
- Intoxicated or fatigued drivers
- Damages that’s being claimed
If the claimant does not provide all of the necessary information and is late, he or she will be barred from recovering anything from the negligent party and its employees. If you are considering filing a lawsuit, you can’t do so until six months after the Notice of Tort Claim was filed.
Remember, you do not have to navigate your case alone. At Team Law, our premises liability lawyers in New Jersey are skilled at handling such claims. Our team ensures that you meet all of the requirements to successfully pursue damages owed to you.
How Team Law Can Help
Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys understand how complicated premises liability cases can be, especially when our clients are up against public organizations. When you work with us, you have nothing to worry about. Our experienced attorneys can pursue the following types of financial damages on our clients’ behalf:
- Diminished earning capacity
- Lost wages and employee benefits
- Emotional distress
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- … and more!
Choose Team Law Lawyers for Premises Liability Cases Today
Team Law has provided sound legal advice for our valued clients, for more than 60 years. Our team serves a diverse clientele throughout the Essex, Middlesex, Union, and Hudson counties. Since our inception, Team Law has recovered over $650 million for our clients. In addition to providing high-quality legal representation services, you will be pleased to know how easy it is to work with us. Our law firm pays the upfront costs first while pursuing our clients’ legal actions. Our clients only pay us when they successfully receive financial compensation!
Discover more about Team Law’s expertise in personal injury cases from premises liability. Contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation with us. You can get the best legal representation that you need by calling 732-388-5454.