It is the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain their facilities in an adequate and safe manner. You could be eligible for financial compensation if you or a loved one was involved in an accident on the property of a third party.

If you experienced an injury or other damages as the direct result of a third party’s failure to keep you safe, a Palisades Park premises liability lawyer can help you fight for compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Types of Third-Party Property Accidents

When you step onto a piece of property that is not yours, there are many things that can go wrong. You could be injured, suffer from property and financial loss, or worse. Some typical accidents and incidents that can take place on third-party property include:

  • Slips and falls, which could be the result of an improperly maintained facility
  • Physical, emotional, or sexual assault or abuse, possibly due to failure to secure the premises
  • Injuries while using swimming pool or recreational facilities, perhaps due to faulty or improperly regulated equipment
  • Animal attacks, including dog bites (under New Jersey Revised Statute § 4:19-16, the owner has strict liability for any resulting injuries)
  • Vehicle accidents

If you are the victim of an injury or accident on property you do not own, determining liability is at the core of figuring out who is responsible for your losses. New Jersey has many laws and regulations requiring property owners to maintain their facilities in a safe manner. A Palisades Park premises liability lawyer can help you determine if you might be eligible for compensation.

Common Injuries and Damages

There are several types of injuries and financial losses that can occur on a third-party property. You could experience any of the following:

  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Assault or battery
  • Theft or damage to personal property
  • Anxiety or mental issues because of a traumatic incident
  • Food poisoning
  • Trauma to the head or neck
  • Brain injury
  • Wrongful death

If you or a loved one experienced any of these injuries or conditions, or you suffered any other form of loss while on the property of another person or entity, you could be able to collect financial compensation after filing a claim.


Whether it is a landlord, hotel or restaurant owner, or commercial real estate company, property owners are required to maintain their premises in an appropriate manner. If an accident could have been reasonably prevented and a responsible party failed to act, this could be considered negligence.

Here are two examples where a property owner or manager potentially failed in their responsibility to take action:

  • If a guardrail is broken and someone falls as a direct result, the owner could be held liable in court.
  • If there is snow or ice on a walkway and someone fails to safely remove this hazard, a guest on the premises could slip and injure themselves.

Negligence is a major problem and can lead to events that ruin the life of a victim. If you were the victim of an accident involving negligence while on someone else’s property, you can consider taking legal action. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111 to learn more about your legal options from a team member.

Potentially Recoverable Compensation

In some situations, compensation is available for victims of incidents occurring on the property of a third party. This could include reimbursement for medical expenses. Depending on the severity of injury, sometimes ongoing treatment or therapy is necessary. Medical reimbursement can also include future treatment for injuries incurred on a property.

Many times, victims of crimes on someone else’s premises experience property damage or complete loss. For example, if your purse or wallet was stolen because a facility failed to provide adequate security, a court can award victims compensation to pay for losses due to crimes of this nature.

Another form of compensation that could be available to you is punitive damages. These are awarded to punish property owners who have engaged in illegal or egregious conduct that led to a damaging incident. Punitive damages are intended to prevent future events of a similar nature from occurring.

There are several factors that will determine your eligibility for compensation. Courts may consider the reasons you were on the property when the accident or incident occurred. Premises liability law distinguishes between a paid guest at a hotel and someone trespassing.

Understanding the complexities of liability and legal claims can be confusing, but the Palisades Park premises liability lawyers at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can answer your questions and bring clarity during this time of need.

You have a limited amount of time to act under New Jersey Revised Statute § 2a:14-2. So the sooner you act, the sooner you can get started in your pursuit of the compensation you may be eligible to receive.

Client Success Story

I am delighted to provide this testimonial for Mr. DiGirolamo. His representation of me during my case was unflagging over its four-year duration. He kept me informed, and prepared for every eventuality as the case progressed.

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.

He was always supportive and kind personally, and totally professional. He reminded me to be realistic about the eventual outcome, and advised me as to the importance of my demeanor and attitude.

Everyone I came in contact with at the office was polite and helpful, in particular Marisol Suarez, Mr. DiGirolamo’s paralegal assistant. I will always be grateful for the way my case was handled.

- Marcia Wilson

Client Success Story

It was a pleasure having Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi take on my case. After a car accident left me jobless for several months, they helped get me back on my feet. They went above and beyond the call of duty!

- Mike Sloan

Client Success Story

Mr. Michael Maggiano is an outstanding attorney who uses his many years of experience and wisdom to put forth a solid representation of his client.  In my particular case, Mr. Maggiano showed compassion, caring, and commitment in order to bring about a successful resolution involving a local municipality.  My case seemed to be unique in that it’s not often that there is a successful pursuit of justice when a municipality is involved.   I was lucky to find Mr. Maggiano through the recommendation of other outstanding attorneys, and he certainly measured up to every expectation.  Mr. Maggiano’s thoroughness and drive to seek a justifiable agreement in my favor cannot be under-stated; he met with me and my husband day or night, weekend or weekday; he always gladly returned calls and emails promptly.   The devotion Mr. Maggiano and his staff displayed to us made us feel that we were his sole priority; simply stated he makes you feel special.   While being reassuring and kind, Mr. Maggiano leaves no stone unturned in his research, preparation, and presentation.  His vast knowledge works to his client’s advantage, and he is revered by fellow attorneys and judges in New Jersey and New York.

In addition, the staff at Maggiano, DiGirolamo, and Lizzi always represented the highest caliber of professionalism.   Office staff, legal assistants, and the firm’s attorneys were always diligent while being respectful, polite, and caring.     It is without hesitation that I give Mr. Maggiano my highest praise and recommendation.

-  BR

Contact a Palisades Park Premises Liability Lawyer Today

Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. has dealt with all aspects of premises liability law in previous cases. If you suffered an injury, illness, or financial loss on someone else’s property, the team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can help you understand your legal options and fight to recover compensation.

While not every case is the same, in many situations, victims are eligible for financial compensation. Call (201) 585-9111 today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with a team member.