Like any other property owner, New Jersey landlords have a duty to keep their property in good condition to protect the safety of tenants and guests. Landlords can be held financially responsible for resulting injuries when they fail to make necessary repairs or even provide adequate security against crime in the area—a type of liability known in legal circles as “premises liability”.
If you were hurt because of your landlord’s negligence, we are here to advocate for your right to recover fair compensation for your injuries. At Team Law, our talented premises liability lawyers have fought to recover financial compensation for accident victims across New Jersey for over 60 years. We are passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for their actions to the fullest extent of the law.
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If you or a loved one were injured because of your landlord’s negligence, you don’t have to fight your battles alone. We know that navigating the New Jersey legal process can be overwhelming. Fortunately, we have the legal expertise necessary to help smooth the process so that you can focus on what’s really important—your physical recovery.
We provide a free initial consultation to all potential clients. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay attorneys’ fees unless we win compensation in your case. Schedule your free case review to speak with our New Jersey landlord negligence lawyers by calling our office or filling out this online contact form today.
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Under New Jersey premises liability law, a property owner’s liability is established by proving that the landlord either did something or, more often, failed to do something that a reasonable person would have done under the circumstances. Failing to properly repair your rental property to protect you from harm is a key example of landlord negligence.
Specific examples of dangerous conditions that could present safety issues on or around your rental property include:
Something as simple as worn, loose carpeting on the stairs or a broken piece of concrete in the walkway can cause serious injury. When simple maintenance by the landlord could have prevented the injury entirely, you deserve to be compensated for that failure.
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To establish your right to recover compensation from a negligent landlord under New Jersey premises liability law, our premises liability lawyers will work to prove:
A simple slip and fall accident outside your apartment or rental home can easily lead to months of physical pain. Many victims of landlord negligence find that they are unable to work, pay their medical bills or even pay rent to the negligent landlord on time. Our lawyers at Team Law know what you’re going through. Call our office today to learn more about how we can fight to get you the maximum compensation allowable under New Jersey law.
At Team Law, our New Jersey landlord negligence lawyers have successfully helped hundreds of clients recover compensation for their injuries, including compensation for:
In most cases, it is actually the landlord’s insurance company that will be responsible for providing compensation for your injuries. You may even be able to recover compensation from more than one insurance policy, depending upon who is responsible for your injuries. Our lawyers evaluate every potential avenue for recovering the maximum available compensation for the harm you have suffered. To learn more, call us for a free case review today.
Negotiating with defense lawyers and insurance companies can quickly begin to feel like a nightmare. Our trusted injury lawyers are here to help. If you’re looking for a straightforward, knowledgeable lawyer who will fight tirelessly to protect your legal right to compensation, call the experienced landlord negligence lawyers at Team Law today.
Yes. In most cases, the landlord is only responsible for inspecting and repairing common areas. However, if the tenant requests maintenance within the apartment, the landlord is responsible for that maintenance. For example, if you complained of faulty locks on your door and were later assaulted in your apartment because the landlord failed to replace the locks, your landlord may be liable.
Yes. While the property owner is responsible, in some cases a third party’s negligence may have contributed to your injury. For example, the following parties may potentially share in financial responsibility for your injury:
-Property management companies,
-Any contractor engaged by the landlord to provide services with respect to the property.
Many large property owners engage other companies to provide security, maintenance or other services on the property. When those entities fail to properly execute their duties, they can be held financially responsible.
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