If an accident on someone else’s property in Englewood, New Jersey caused your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation in a premises liability case. Many types of accidents can fall under the premises liability umbrella, including:
- Slip or trip and falls
- Parking lot or sidewalk accidents
- Stadium accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Inadequate security
- Lack of lighting
- Animal attacks
- Stair falls
- Snow and ice accidents
- Theme park accidents
- Hotel accidents
- And more
If someone’s negligence harmed you in these or any other premises liability situations, an Englewood premises liability lawyer may be able to represent you. We help accident victims pursue compensation in settlement negotiations or premises liability lawsuits.
Whether you are just getting started or if you are already involved in the claims process and want to bring in legal support, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our legal team.
The Principles of Premises Liability Law
Property owners in New Jersey have a responsibility to keep their premises free of unreasonable hazards.
For example, if a glass bottle falls and breaks at a grocery store, the staff has a responsibility to clean up the spill and the glass shards in a reasonable manner. If they do not, and a customer cuts themselves on the broken bottle, the grocery store may be liable for that customer’s injuries.
Premises liability extends to a wide range of property owners. These accidents may occur:
- At a commercial business such as a grocery store, restaurant, shopping mall
- In a private parking lot or sidewalk of a commercial building
- On a public sidewalk or in a government building such as a library or post office
- At an apartment complex, hotel, or office building
- At a private home or residence
If you are able to gather evidence that proves that the owner of the property where your accident occurred allowed a hazardous condition that they knew or should have known about to persist, and that this caused your accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your accident-related damages.
How Our Premises Liability Attorneys Will Build Your Case
When you work with an Englewood premises liability lawyer, we can build your case and pursue compensation on your behalf from the responsible party. Our services include:
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf.
- Investigating your accident to identify the liable party.
- Gathering evidence that shows how they were liable for your injuries according to New Jersey law.
- Gathering evidence that shows the value of your damages.
- Hiring medical, economic, and accident reconstruction experts to add additional evidence in your defense as needed.
- Handling settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company.
- Taking your case to trial if need be.
Throughout this process, we can be available to answer your questions and update you on your case so that you can direct your time and energy towards recovering from your injuries.
To learn more about our services and receive a free consultation on your premise liability case with a member of our team, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111.
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.
I was one of those people who thought I would never sue anyone. That changed after I slipped and fell on a snow-covered hotel parking lot. I suffered a severe shoulder injury and it became apparent that I was not going to be compensated for my injury acting on my own. I live in Tennessee, so I was somewhat nervous about how I could coordinate with a legal team given the distance and the difference in time zones. I researched personal injury lawyers and was impressed with what I learned about the Maggiano law firm. I needed an attorney who had the knowledge, experience and reputation to represent me, but just as important was having an attorney who could relate to me and one who I could trust.
I knew after my first phone call with him that Mr. Maggiano was the attorney I wanted on my case. Mr. Maggiano brought in the right people to document and validate my situation which helped reinforce the facts of my injury. Everyone at the law firm was wonderful to work with! Linda Reid was a great source of information and support. I was very pleased with the settlement, and I know I would not have gotten this level of compensation without Mr. Maggiano and his team representing me. He definitely deserves a five star rating.
Nothing but praise for Maggiano, DiGirolamo, and Lizzi. I have never seen such a fantastic display of teamwork at all levels of the firm. (As an aisde, everyone one who works at the firm was extremely courteous and kind – character traits that one would not typically associate with a law firm. )
Furthermore, the legal results brought about by Mr. Maggiano’s tireless litigation efforts on our behalf were very fair and just. If you ever find yourself in a car accident, be sure to consult Maggiano, DiGirolamo, and Lizzi.
Pursuing Damages in Premises Liability Accidents
The damages that a victim may receive in a premises liability case depends on the specifics or their accident. In general, these damages may include:
- The costs of all accident-related medical treatment, both current and future.
- Lost wages for the time the victim missed from work during their recovery.
- Reduced earning ability if they can no longer work the same job.
- Property damage.
- Pain and suffering.
- Other non-economic damages.
Our law firm also represents surviving family members in wrongful death lawsuits. If your loved one passed away due to another party’s negligence in Englewood, we may be able to help you recover wrongful death damages such as:
- The costs of your loved one’s funeral and burial
- Any accident-related medical care they received prior to their passing
- Loss of income previously provided by the deceased
- And more
The Statute of Limitations on Your Premises Liability Case
New Jersey imposes a general two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, per New Jersey Revised Statute § 2A:14-2. In the event of a wrongful death lawsuit, a general two-year statute of limitations also applies, per New Jersey Revised Statute § 2A:31-3. However, there may be circumstances in either case that could require plaintiffs to act sooner to protect their right to sue.
Failing to take legal action within your statute of limitations could mean that you lose your right to sue. Although many of our clients are able to resolve their cases with a settlement offer, it is important to retain this right in the event that the responsible party’s insurance company refuses to make you a fair offer.
A representative of our legal team can discuss what specific legal deadlines pertain to your case during your free, no-obligation consultation.
Contact the Office of a Premises Liability Attorney in Englewood for Help Today
Our law firm understands the uncertainty that can accompany a premises liability accident. That is why we do our best to make our clients feel informed and empowered when it comes to our representation.
When you work with an Englewood premises liability lawyer on your case, you can focus on your recovery while our law firm dedicates ourselves to pursuing compensation on your behalf. We can listen to your needs and discuss your options when designing a legal strategy in your case and be available to answer your questions and provide legal advice throughout our work together.
Furthermore, we operate on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning our attorney fees are contingent on us recovering compensation for you in a settlement offer or court award. You pay us nothing upfront, and if we do not win your case, you do not owe us for our services.
Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. invites all Englewood accident victims to call (201) 585-9111 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team. We can discuss your accident, your injuries, and your legal options as part of this call.