Premises liability can be used to bring a lawsuit against the owner of a property. When someone is injured in an accident due to a hazard on a property, they may be able to hold the property owner accountable. These kinds of cases can most often be seen in slip and fall accidents or even in situations with inadequate security. If someone is involved in a slip and fall accident where they are injured on a commercial property or they were involved in a criminal happening and unable to protect themselves due to lack of lighting, they may wish to seek liability. The individual has the right to do this to seek damages for their injuries. Some premises have the responsibility of maintaining a safe premises to keep pedestrians out of harm’s way.
Does an investigation take place?
In order to prove liability on behalf of another party, an investigation needs to take place to get clearer details. If you were injured in the situation, you should seek the help of a medical professional to address your injuries and document them. With documentation of your injuries, it can add to the investigation to further prove your case. It will help prove the extent of the injuries you sustained from the incident and how they were a result of the accident. Individuals will be able to provide knowledge of their condition to the court in order to present the situation more clearly.
If it is proven that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the present hazard, then you may be able to win the lawsuit and pursue compensation. This can help you gain compensation for the injuries you have sustained. With a winning case, you can win economic damages that can result in monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages or even lost future wages. Since injuries can prove to be debilitating, this can aid you when paying your bills and keeping up with your finances.
What are some examples of inadequate security?
On premises, there can be a range of inadequate security issues. These examples can include poor lighting, lack of working security cameras, poorly trained security staff, not enough security, poorly maintained landscaping or broken locks. With these conditions on premises, individuals may be able to prove that they experienced an incident on behalf of the property’s negligence. With these issues present, individuals may be injured due to an accident. These circumstances may also lead to an increase in criminal behavior.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.