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Can a Trespasser Sue for Injury on Another’s Property in New Jersey?

Can a Trespasser Sue for Injury on Another’s Property in New Jersey?

If you are injured on another’s property as a trespasser, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Continue reading to learn more about trespassers’ rights and speak with one of our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more.

What is the rule for a trespasser on another’s property?

Generally, a trespasser cannot be held responsible for any injuries that a trespasser sustained on their property. It is important to note, however, that there are some exceptions to this rule. The following are examples of those who may be able to hold a property owner responsible for their injuries:

  • Dangerous dogs
  • Willful and wanton conduct
  • Discovered trespassers

What is the rule for dangerous dogs?

Sometimes, dogs can be very dangerous to other people and other animals. If you have a dangerous dog that could harm someone if they entered your property, you will want to put signs up warning trespassers to be attentive to them. If you fail to notify trespassers of your dangerous dog, you may be held accountable for negligent behavior.

If you have been injured on another’s property due to their negligent behavior, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced personal injury attorneys today to discuss the specifics of your case.

What is willful and wanton conduct?

A property owner may have a duty to warn trespassers if they have dangerous activities happening on their property. For instance, if you practice shooting in your backyard and injure a passerby or trespasser, you may be held responsible.

Reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury firm to learn more about willful and wanton conduct. Our legal team is dedicated to winning you the compensation that you deserve.

What is a discovered trespasser?

A property owner typically does not expect trespassers on his or her property. However, if there are clear indications that trespassing occurs often on another’s property, a property owner must take precautions to warn or make safe of any hazards on the property. If an individual is hurt and the property owner was aware of the danger on his or her property and is aware that people often walk through the property, he or she may be held responsible.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about trespassers’ rights.

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