Pennington NJ Apartment and Home Accident Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys with Offices in Mercer County, NJ
The legal term “premises liability” encompasses a broad range of locations and circumstances, including private residences, grocery stores, shopping malls, and fitness facilities. However, these cases tend to display a few central themes, generally involving an injury sustained on a third party’s premises due to some unsafe or defective condition. Personal injury lawsuits categorized as “premises liability” aim to obtain compensation for these injuries as means by which to support the medical expenses and other costs resulting from the accident.
In New Jersey, owners of private residences, as well as landlords who lease portions of their properties to others, are responsible for providing a certain level of safety to those who conduct activities on their premises. If homeowners, landlords, property management companies, and other residential property owners fail to meet these responsibilities, they may be held liable for damages if someone is injured on their premises.
The personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Riechelson will accumulate and organize all of the available evidence to support your claim, including a medical assessment of your injuries and necessary treatment, an analysis of the circumstances that preceded the event, and photographs documenting the site of the incident. Compiling and constructing a compelling argument on your behalf is our priority as we work toward obtaining just compensation for you or your loved one. To discuss your injury case with a member of our legal team at no cost, contact our Hamilton and Pennington, New Jersey offices at (609) 528-2596.
Injuries Resulting from Accidents at Apartments and Homes in New Jersey
The law requires certain standards to be met by property owners, these necessary steps, often termed “reasonable care,” are meant to ensure the safety of persons who are within the confines of a property. Personal injury cases involving premises liability generally arise when an individual is injured in an apartment building or complex or a private residence due to the negligence of a property owner. Negligence can refer to anything that this owner (or manager) fails to do that leads to a hazard, whether it includes failing to remove ice or snow from sidewalks, walkways, or driveways, or failing to adequately fence in a swimming pool.
With regard to landlords, they are required to ensure the safety of common areas, including stairways, hallways, and elevators. This may mean erecting safe banisters next to stairs or maintaining clean areas that are free of debris to prevent slip and fall accidents. Also, under New Jersey law, landlords must make certain disclosures to tenants, such as whether or not the rental property is located in a flood zone. In addition, landlords must comply with state and federally-mandated lead-based paint requirements, including disclosure and necessary safety precautions to prevent toxic lead exposure. Safety and building code violations may also result in injuries to individuals who are simply attempting to conduct their daily lives.
As for homeowners, there are other expected activities that must be taken to prevent accidents and injuries, such as those related to swimming pools, as mentioned above. Depending on the given property, the associated responsibilities, and the parties involved in a specific case, any number of individuals may be held responsible for a victim’s injuries. These may include: property owners, property management companies, property maintenance companies, and contractors. At Cohen & Riechelson, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case in order to identify who should be held responsible. Utilizing all of our available information and resources, we will then seek to build the most solid case for you or your loved one.
Contact Our Mercer County NJ Premises Liability Attorneys for Immediate Assistance
For additional information and to discuss your potential claim with one of our talented personal injury attorneys, contact the law offices of Cohen & Riechelson (609) 528-2596 or (215) 337-4915. Allow us to help you gain peace of mind with a no cost, stress-free consultation.