One certainty in an uncertain world is that accidents are going to happen. Some accidents are impossible to anticipate and thus totally unavoidable. However, some accidents can be prevented. In the state of New Jersey and across the country, property and business owners have a legal responsibility to keep their properties safe for all visitors. Taking even the most basic precautions such as maintaining property and removing hazards can go a long way in preventing accidents to patrons and visitors.
The majority of accidents are unpreventable and definitely unexpected. However, some accidents can be prevented just by taking a few basic precautions. Most businesses and establishments in the state of New Jersey are safe and inviting. Unfortunately, there will always be property owners that fail to take the necessary precautions to prevent accidents from occurring to visitors and patrons. What can be done when visitors and patrons suffer injury due to neglect and unsafe conditions on a property?
Property and business owners in New Jersey and across the country have a duty to keep their properties and establishments safe for all visitors. Failure to adequately maintain property and eliminate hazards can create an unsafe environment that may contribute to injuries to those lawfully on the property. Such things as inadequate lighting, water leaks and tools left lying on the floor from routine maintenance are just a few examples of potentially dangerous hazards. A woman in another state was allegedly injured due to unsafe conditions when visiting a popular restaurant, and she has filed a premises liability claim.
Most dogs in the state of New Jersey are friendly and lovable animals with responsible owners. However, some dogs can be aggressive, hostile and may lash out or attack when approached. Even dogs that have been trained or seem harmless can issue a painful bite or attack without warning. Dog bites can cause permanent and serious physical injuries as well as psychological trauma. Recently, a child in another state received a $40,000 settlement from a lawsuit after suffering a dog bite injury.
New Jersey residents should be able to visit businesses, shops and recreational facilities without worrying about hazards that can potentially cause harm them. Neglecting to maintain property can cause serious injury to those who visit. What can be done when a person suffers injury due to unsafe conditions on a property he or she is visiting? Business and property owners can be held legally responsible through a premises liability claim when the negligent failure to maintain property causes injury to visitors. A man in another state was allegedly injured due to negligence on a property he was visiting, and he has filed a lawsuit against the property owner.
Property owners and business owners in New Jersey have a duty to keep their premises and establishments free of hazards and safe for visitors. Such things as substances left on the floor from cleaning or neglecting to maintain the property can cause significant injury to visitors. As populations rise, it seems that accidents due to property negligence are becoming more and more common across the country. Business and property owners can be held accountable when injuries occur due to negligence. Recently, a woman in another state filed a premises liability lawsuit after she was allegedly injured due to unsafe conditions on a property she was visiting.