According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 214,000 individuals die every year due to various avoidable injuries, while millions of others sustain severe injuries. The majority of these cases occur outside the victims’ homes, meaning you can suffer injuries while on someone else’s property. If you are hurt in a residential property, public place, or shopping mall, consult with a Clifton premises liability lawyer immediately. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 for a short consultation.

Hiring a Clifton Premises Liability Lawyer Can Benefit You

When you are involved in an unintentional injury, you should contact an attorney before the expiry of statute limitations; otherwise, insurance firms may propose a settlement amount that does not match what you deserve. It is critical to connect with a premises liability lawyer who can help you protect your future, health, and rights through proper legal representation.

A personal injury case has many hurdles to overcome, so pursuing it without a professional’s assistance can prove to be a challenge. Property and business owners know how the lawsuit can affect them, so they collaborate with insurance companies to launch a fight to protect their investments and assets. They can try to shift the blame on you or claim the accident did not occur.

Therefore, it is wise to have an attorney on your side to ensure a favorable outcome.

The Clifton premises liability lawyers at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. offer several essential services, such as:

  • Finding and interviewing witnesses
  • Collaborating with experts who can testify
  • Studying the medical reports
  • Looking for evidence in supporting your claim
Client Success Story

After thirteen surgeries, multiple procedures and over two months in the ICU, all due to the negligence of one of my doctors, I was referred to Michael Maggiano to pursue a medical malpractice case. I had never been involved in a lawsuit in my life and from the moment I met Michael and his team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi I knew I was in extremely competent hands. Michael is the best lawyer you could imagine – he is intelligent, detail oriented, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his work and his clients. Michael is a consummate professional and I will forever be impressed by, and indebted to, both him and his team. The entire staff at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi is friendly, welcoming and do everything to make their clients comfortable. I would like to specifically thank Linda Reid and Bernadette Elbert who both went above and beyond to make my experience as comfortable as possible, from including me in all detailed correspondence to sending encouraging texts and even giving hugs when needed. Thank you so much to everyone at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi – I highly recommend this law firm to anyone looking for a compassionate team to handle a personal injury claim.

- Confidential Client

Client Success Story

I wanted to make sure that you were aware of my extreme gratitude to Chris DiGirolamo, and his law firm, for the work done on my behalf.

As a 33 year licensed motorcyclist in the state of NJ, I have seen a lot of friends/family go through the process of a personal injury suit, and many times the outcome is less than favorable.  Let’s face it, there is a lot of bias against bikers out there…  So when it was my turn to experience the process first hand, I didn’t hold a lot of hope that I would recover any of what I lost.

Chris DiGirolamo not only got me enough of a settlement to recover what was lost, he got the max available, allowing me to have a little piece of mind for the future as well.

He was patient when I sent endless emails full of questions and kind and understanding with regard to my case.  I will ALWAYS refer my friends to this firm, and use them again myself, if the situation ever arises…

Thank you again for all your hard work!

- Jennifer Bounassi

Client Success Story

Choosing Michael Maggiano and his firm was the best decision my husband and I made at a most horrific time in our lives. Multiple doctors, with whom we had trusting relationships, were confidently telling me that nothing was wrong when, in fact, that was not the case; allowing a cancer to grow over several years to an advanced stage.

Michael Maggiano and his incredible colleagues took our case, even though extremely complex. They patiently answered our endless questions, diligently pursued every aspect of our case, handled our anxieties; especially during trial preparation and settlement discussions. Due to their experience and skill, the final outcome was a sizable settlement.

We hope that this message helps you make the right decision during what is probably a difficult and trying time by speaking with Mike Maggiano. 

- Anonymous

Understanding the Burden of Injury

You may sustain injuries due to a slip and fall accident or an assault on someone’s property due to negligence. The aftermath can be severe consequences, including pain and suffering, loss of wages if you cannot continue working, and high medical expenses.

An accident that leaves you with severe injuries and takes time for you to recover can cause many difficulties. When this happens at someone’s premises, it helps to get in touch with an attorney who understands the state’s statutes to guide you accordingly.

A Property Owner’s Responsibility

Property and business owners in the state are considered as invitees or licensees of people to their premises. When you go to a home, café, supermarket, or any other establishment, you expect it to be well maintained and safe.

The law mandates the owner to ensure safe conditions for everyone who visits or lives in the property. If business owners neglect the removal of hazards to ensure visitors do not get injuries, they may be responsible for the consequent damages.

When you sustain such injuries, get in touch with Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. by calling (201) 585-9111 for legal assistance.

Premises Liability Law

Premises liability in New Jersey is included in the Landowner’s Liability Act. The laws on premises liability are complicated and may sometimes be confusing when it comes to the relationship between visitors and property owners.

The Act explains the procedures and conditions in the process of filing a suit. Therefore, you can benefit from a Clifton premises liability lawyer who will work towards protecting your interests.

As the victim, you will need to prove liability elements in the following ways:

  • Was the owner responsible for a standard care duty?
  • Did the owner fail to meet the set standards?
  • Did the owner’s failure to act cause the injuries?
  • Did the property owner’s failures lead to the injuries?

A qualified premises liability attorney can examine your case, identify the responsible parties, collect strong evidence, build a defense, and guide you to ensure the court does not dismiss your case for technical reasons. Such an attorney understands the legal processes, including filing a lawsuit and arguing for the best settlement.

What You Should Know About Premises Accidents

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidents are common, and anyone can experience them anytime. However, several factors can lead to an accident, and you may be eligible for monetary compensation.

The most common causes of such accidents include uneven surfaces, icy pavements, wet floors, and faulty escalators. Also, doors and other kinds of conveyances can cause severe injuries to the user. Equipment, fixtures, and shelves that are not well maintained can also fall and injure someone.

If an accident occurs under the above (or other) circumstances, the next thing to do is to consult with a Clifton premises liability lawyer to protect your rights and ensure a transparent legal process.

For a favorable outcome of your claim, it is essential to gather evidence for your attorney, including:

  • A photo of the accident scene
  • Names and contact details of those who witnessed the accident
  • The healthcare provider you visited after sustaining the injuries
  • People you talked to from the premise after the injury

Providing such details is critical in helping your attorney to pursue the personal injury case. The more information you provide to your attorney, the higher the chances of building a strong case. The lawyer may also consider other factors after investigating the incident.

Special Premises Liability Cases

While these cases can be complicated, it is worse when they involve children’s rights or accidents occurring on public premises.

For example, the law demands a higher responsibility and care from the property owner when it comes to minors. One of the instances where this can occur, is a children’s playground where faulty equipment can lead to injuries.

If the accident occurs on a publicly owned property, the New Jersey Tort Claims Act controls the procedures, and you should prove at least five elements to prove your claims.

Contact Us for Legal Guidance

Have you suffered an injury while on someone else’s property due to negligence? Do not hesitate to seek professional help from a Clifton premises liability lawyer who can help you get compensation. Contact Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 for more details on how to get started.