When a person becomes a property owner, they owe it to their patrons to keep them safe during their visit. In fact, the owner may be legally bound to pay out damages if they are found at fault for hazardous neglect in a court of law. If a person was simply trying to go about their business and the recklessness of the property owner put them in harm’s way, then the injured party may be entitled to compensation for any mental, financial, and physical suffering that occurred as a result of the accident.

When a person becomes injured due to a defective form of negligence while on a person’s property, their case may fall under the umbrella of “premises liability.” This legal concept is normally used in conjunction with the field of personal injury law to determine who is liable for injuries. In many cases, a Union City premises liability lawyer will be able to show that the landowner or property manager was responsible, either directly or indirectly, for their client’s injuries because the landowner or property manager failed to uphold a reasonable expectation of safety defined by the law.

There are many examples of accidents that relate to premises liability law, including slip and fall cases and negligent security. Additionally, the definition of “premises” can encompass any piece of land that is owned, which covers properties like department stores, government buildings, amusement parks, and beyond. In short, if you have been a victim of an accident while on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation according to the amount of pain and suffering you have had to endure.

For more information, a team member at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. would love to help put things into a clearer perspective. Here at our firm, we know how quickly an accident can change a person’s life. Over the years, we have seen egregious examples of property owners’ negligence. A premises liability lawyer may be able to argue how neglectful their actions were so that you may receive fair compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Compensation awarded in premises liability cases may be used to address a number of damages, including:

  • Mental anguish stemming from the accident, such as depression, anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) brought on by your injuries. These damages may even involve strains on your personal relationships, including intimacy with your partner and difficulties in your family.
  • Physical suffering, which entails any overall pain and debilitating injuries you have been subjected to. If these injuries required hospitalization, medications, rehabilitation, or any other forms of ongoing care, these factors will also be considered in your potential settlement.
  • Economic hardships, including any bills arising from your treatment, any transportation issues you may be facing as a result of your accident, lost wages, loss of future employment, or other forms of financial strain.

Even if you are uncertain whether the property owner might be responsible for your injuries, one of our team members would be happy to go over your legal options with you. To learn more, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111 for a free consultation from a Union City premises liability lawyer.

Client Success Story

I want to express my deepest appreciation to the firm “MAGGIANO, DiIGIROLAMO
& LIZZI P.C. and to Cristopher DiGirolamo, in particular, for professionally and timely manner. The most important result for me is the successful completion of the case.

I also wish to express my thanks to the paralegal Nirelly Echanique and to Katty, the nice lady at the front desk.
Without any hesitation, I would recommend your firm to others.
Many thanks for your fruitful work.

- Eduard Arapov

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

We hired Chris DiGirolamo as our attorney after Mike suffered a life changing injury at work. From the time we met Chris we felt we can trust him to work in the best interest for Mike’s needs. Chris is very down to earth and we felt comfortable whenever we met with him. He spoke to us so we always understood what was going on. He never threw around legal jargon that we would not be able to understand. He was always willing to ensure we knew exactly how our case was proceeding. Chris showed humanity in dealing with Mike’s Injuries and understanding of Mike’s unwillingness to accept some of the changes in his life.

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 and Donna Secol

Common Premises Liability Accidents That You Can Act On

Premises liability cases are largely comprised of two main types of accidents: slip and fall cases and negligent security. Even so, there can be a number of other subcategories that relate to those types of accidents, such as falling from heights or getting assaulted. Ultimately, the main objective of a premises liability lawyer is to prove that the owner could have prevented these accidents from occurring if they had dedicated more time to address the faults of their own property.

Further examples of accidents include:

  • Exposure to toxic substances, such as radon, asbestos, and other harmful chemicals
  • Tripping or falling down due to broken objects, spills, raised carpets, loose floorboards, misplaced cables, and other tripping hazards
  • Drownings or near-drownings on the property, where proper safety measures were not put into place (including measures to protect at-risk parties like children or the disabled)

Many cases of premises liability are only applicable to people who are allowed on the property. However, there are cases where trespassers may be entitled to compensation. In cases involving trespassers, many entitlement arguments deal with wrongful death suits that circle back to negligent security claims according to New Jersey Statute §2A:42A-4. The idea being that security should have stopped a vulnerable person from entering the property, such as a child or someone who was mentally ill because the danger was foreseeable according to the definition under New Jersey Statute §59:4-1. Each case of premises liability is unique, speaking to a representative from a Union City premises liability law firm can help people better understand the legal road ahead.

Here at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., our attorneys are here to make your life easier. We think that you have been through enough between your recovery process and your fight for justice. We will be happy to handle the legal side of things while you dedicate yourself to finding a sense of normalcy again after this injustice.

For more information, call today at (201) 585-9111 for a free consultation with a Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. team member.

A Premises Liability Lawyer Is Ready to Stick Up for Our Clients

While injuries happen on properties of all sizes, which are owned by landlords of all economic backgrounds, we do not want our clients to become overwhelmed by larger companies that attempt to blame their victims for their accidents. To avoid payouts, many property owners will go out of their way to attempt to disprove your version of events. With Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. by your side, a Union City premises liability lawyer can fight to gather evidence in your case so that your side of the event can be heard.

To learn more, contact our team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111.