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.
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He understood my fears and pain, and saw to it that Workmans Comp provided support for me until my civil case was settled. He prepared me substantially whenever necessary. I was very grateful for his understanding of the disastrous effect my accident had on every aspect of my life.
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Chris’s high level of energy and desire to bring a case to the best possible results were evident from day one. Our case was settled but of court with the help of a mediator and Chris was by our side explaining what was going on every step of the way. His preparation throughout the case was evident as he spoke before the mediator. It was a pleasure to watch. Chris at work and know he was working for us. He is tough and stubborn when necessary. We were also impressed by the respect shown to Chris by the retired judge we worked with as well as other lawyers. Chris was only happy with this case when he knew we had a settlement that we were very impressed with.
Michael Maggiano is one of the hardest working, ethical attorneys that you can have represent you. When I was going through my injury, emotional pain and suffering, the last thing I wanted to think about was who would be the right lawyer who is caring and understanding of my situation. Well Michael was there every step of the way. Through his guidance, support and legal advice, somehow he got me through this ordeal. If I have to rate Michael between 0 to 10, he is definitely a 12! Believe it or not, if you call Michael on his telephone, he will call you back the same day or night to try to help you with your concerns and questions. Why? BECAUSE HE CARES
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.