To you, it might be as plain as day that a property owner or manager’s conduct led to you being injured. However, the laws of the state of New Jersey require more proof than just sustaining injuries on someone else’s property. If you have been injured on another person’s property and you need to know what your rights and responsibilities are, please read on, then contact an experienced Middlesex County slip and fall accident attorney to learn what makes a premises liability claim valid in New Jersey.
How do you know if you have a valid premises liability claim in New Jersey?
Simply put, premises liability is the legal term for the responsibility for an injury on someone else’s property. Under premises liability laws, you have a right to seek payment from the owner or manager of a property if you suffer an injury in the owner or manager’s house, business or land. All you must do to bring a successful premises liability claim in the state of New Jersey is to present evidence that it is more likely than not that the property owner or manager owed you a duty of care, breached this duty and you suffered physical or economic injuries as a result of this breach.
How do you prove a premises liability claim in the state of New Jersey?
As stated above, proving liability in a negligence case involves the following four steps:
- Proving the existence of a duty, i.e. harm must be “reasonably foreseeable” as a result of the defendant’s conduct; a relationship of “proximity” must exist between plaintiff and defendant, etc.
- Proving a breach of that duty, i.e. the breach of duty occurred either by negligence or intentionally
- Proving the breach of duty caused an injury, i.e. directly linking your injuries with the defendant’s conduct
- Proving damages naturally flowing from the injury
How can a Middlesex County, New Jersey personal injury attorney help you?
Reaching out to a skilled Middlesex County personal injury attorney to discuss your rights and responsibilities can make all the difference in the success or failure of your claim. A seasoned legal professional will provide guidance and help you acquire the evidence needed to prove your premises liability claim in court. Do not suffer in silence. Let us fight for you and your future. Give us a call today.
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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 due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.