New Jersey Premises Liability Attorneys
Protecting your rights after an accident on someone else’s property
If you suffer significant injuries while on someone else’s property you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. At Lomurro Law, our goal is to help you understand your rights and obtain the necessary compensation you deserve in an efficient manner. Our Freehold attorneys have more than 130 years of combined experienced helping victims hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and achieve favorable results. We’re here to investigate your claims and determine the most appropriate course of legal action based on the specific circumstances of your case.
Premises liability cases hinge on the nature of the relationship between the property owner and victim
Under New Jersey law, landowners owe a duty of care to protect entrants to their property from harm. However, that duty of care is directly related to the type of relationship that exists between the owner and property visitor. There are three categories of visitors:
- Invitees – Invitees, sometimes called business invitees or customers, are on the property to provide a potential benefit to the landowner and are owed the highest duty of care from landowners. Property owners are required to inspect the property, repair potentially hazardous conditions and warn visitors of potential defects and dangerous situations.
- Licensees – Licensees are most commonly social guests and are owed a moderate duty of care from property owners. Typically, landowners are not required to inspect the property for potential dangers and are only liable if he knows or should have known about a dangerous hazard.
- Trespassers – Property owners are only liable for a trespasser’s injuries if he intentionally or recklessly injures an innocent trespasser.
If you’ve been injured while on another’s property, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to determine if you have a viable claim for recovery.
Landowners often owe a higher duty of care to children
The attractive nuisance doctrine is a legal principle that requires property owners to take reasonable steps to protect children that are enticed onto the property by an artificial condition. In addition, if it is reasonable foreseeable that a child may trespass on the property and there are hazards that a landowner has reason to know may cause injury, the property owner may be liable.
Turn to a respected New Jersey premises liability lawyers for aggressive representation
At Lomurro Law, our New Jersey premises liability attorneys have helped numerous victims obtain the monetary damages they deserve to restore their quality of life. It is important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is able to proceed. Our offices are conveniently located in East Brunswick, Freehold and Toms River. If you can’t make it to the office, we’ll visit you at home or in the hospital. To schedule a free consultation, call 732-414-0300 or contact us online.