Both public and private entities can buy and sell land as they please. However, one big caveat to land ownership is that it comes with the legal obligations to protect anyone who sets foot on your property.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to the behavior of a negligent property owner, our Teaneck premises liability lawyers want to help. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 to help you pursue your case.
Property Ownership and Liability in New Jersey
The state of New Jersey requires property owners to ensure that anyone invited to their property is reasonably safe from harm. If you were invited onto a private property or are on property open to public use, such as shopping centers, businesses, public buildings, and parks, you are what is legally referred to as an invitee.
When you suffer injuries due to a property owner’s negligent behavior or lack of care for the property, you will want to recover compensation for your losses. You will file your claim with the liable property owner’s insurance company, and a lawsuit, if necessary, in the New Jersey court system.
Even filing a civil case can present a lot of hurdles to conquer. Our lawyers can ease the burden of the litigation process by applying what we know about the New Jersey premises liability and the courts. When you file a civil claim against a property owner, you generally will not need to set foot in a courtroom. However, if our lawyers are unable to reach a monetary settlement that satisfies your needs, we will fight for your rights in court.
Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Can Help Build Your Case
According to the New Jersey Legislative Statutes, §2A:14-2, you have two years to file a lawsuit with the courts to pursue compensation for your premises liability personal injury. Having the ability to file a lawsuit is a tactic to apply pressure to the negligent party’s insurance company to negotiate a settlement out of court. Before those two years are over, though, your Teaneck premises liability lawyer will use that time to build a claim for the insurance company.
Determine the Cause of Your Injury
Our lawyers will work on your behalf to build a case that represents your interests and pursues your compensation. No premises liability incident is exactly alike, but negligent property owners tend to have a lot in common. We know what bad property management is. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 for a free case review. Our Teaneck premises liability lawyers can begin working on your case if any of the following bad property conditions caused your injury:
- Cracked, uneven, or unstable pavement.
- Loose or torn indoor flooring in need of repair or never installed properly.
- Unattended spills or wet floors with no warning signs.
- Unkept construction sites with loose debris and materials or lacking cones.
- Open storm drains, forgotten ladders, machinery, hardware, and small equipment.
- And more.
All of the above conditions are obvious catalysts to slip, trips, and falls in any space. Determining cause and pinning it to the location is simple. However, proving negligence can be more difficult to do alone. Our lawyers are knowledgeable about New Jersey premises liability laws and can navigate the litigation process with your interests in mind.
Recover Compensation for All Injuries
To recover compensation for your injuries due to a negligent property owner, you need to build a claim that, if necessary, will hold up in court. Premises liability cases are unlikely to go to court, but every case is unique.
Protecting Your Rights
When our lawyers represent you in a case against negligent property owners, our first concern is protecting your rights. From our initial discovery period to the final presentations against the liable party, we will work to collect your compensation after experiencing an injury that could last for the rest of your life.
Under New Jersey Legislative Statutes §2A:15-5.1, contributory negligence considers that both parties in a personal injury case may shoulder some blame. Therefore, if you are partially responsible for the damages, your proportion of responsibility, expressed in a percentage value, reduces your compensation by that same percentage value. In other words, you may be held liable for paying the cost of your accident-incurred expenses, up to a certain percentage. Of course, with your interests in mind, our team will work to hold the liable property owner for as much of your compensation as possible.
Building Your Case
Our lawyers will work to keep you informed and allow you as much or as little involvement in the legal proceedings as you want. While we will handle the bulk of the discovery process, any input you have is welcomed in building your case. Please inform us about your knowledge of any of the following:
- Who was around to witness your injury on the property.
- Were there any surveillance cameras or active staff members, if the incident was in a public place like a grocery store or parking lot.
- Public knowledge of injuries of similar nature in the same location.
Of course, we are open to hearing the entirety of your case—nothing you bring to our attention will go without investigation. Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. work on a contingency-fee basis, so you do not have to pay us until you get the settlement you are entitled to receive.
Work With a Teaneck Premises Liability Lawyer Today
Dealing with negligent property owners can be a real pain that you will not forget. When you work with the lawyers at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., know that your happiness and comfort will always come first. From the minute we begin working with our clients, we will not stop fighting for their rights until they get an agreeable settlement. Call us today at (201) 585-9111 for a free case review.