State laws establish guidelines that commercial, municipal, and private landowners must abide by in order to protect citizens and stay within the law. As residents, we assume that owners of a variety of properties will do their best to prevent and remove hazards that could lead to injuries. Unfortunately, the negligence of property owners leads to injuries, some being quite severe. New Jersey state laws and some federal regulations hold property owners responsible for injuries inflicted on anyone passing the property for legitimate reasons, including customers, social guests, employees, and passers-by. According to the law, a property owner is responsible for removing unsafe conditions within a reasonable amount of time after learning about it or should have known about the existence of the hazard.
Some notable hazards that can lead to injuries include:
Property hazards can cause a multitude of accidents, including slip and falls, dog attacks, car crashes, exposure to violent crimes, and toxic exposure, just to name a few. Depending on the circumstances, you can suffer a multitude of injuries, including head and back injuries, dog bites that lead to permanent nerve and muscle damage, poisoning, and death.
When it comes to most of these personal injury cases, you have the burden of proof in the court of law. You, as the plaintiff, will have to establish that the owner of the property knew or should have known about the hazard, had a reasonable amount of time to fix the problem, and decided to ignore the issue. If you have been seriously injured, you need to seek medical attention. If you are able to collect evidence to document your surroundings or talk with witnesses that can support your claim, you should take the time to do so. Especially when faced with a slip and fall or car accident based on a weather-related condition, if you have a phone camera, you should take pictures of the conditions as they can change within minutes. If you are attacked by a dog, document the owners name, address, and type of dog. If you are unable to collect evidence, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC to act quickly and send someone to collect the evidence you need to recover damages.
Facing a multitude of injuries based on the negligence of others, you have a lot to consider in order to protect your future. The Mark Law Firm, LLC has years of experience helping victims injured at the hands of another’s negligence. Some of these injuries can leave you with permanent damage and a future burdened with the loss of wages and medical bills. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC to assess your personal injury case, guide you through your options, and passionately represent your interests. If you need legal advice, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC today.