Personal Injury

Slip & Fall? Get the Compensation You Need for Your Premises Liability Case

Wet Floor SignOwners of properties are legally responsible for ensuring that their properties are not inherently dangerous to the community and are reasonably safe to the best of their knowledge. The premises liability attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo believe that if a patron suffers from injuries due to negligence on behalf of the property owner, then the owner must be held responsible for the injuries, and he or she must provide full compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of the dangerous or hazardous state of a property, please contact Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo to receive your free case evaluation. We can help you determine if you are eligible to recover damages for your injuries and help you to build a solid case against those allegedly responsible.

What is Premises Liability?

Although federal, state, and local laws vary with regard to the responsibilities that property owners have, the basic fundamental concept remains the same. Property owners are obligated to keep their land and properties safe. However, the duty owed by a property owner is also dependent on the status of the individual on the property, whether they be a business invitee, licensee, or trespasser. An experienced personal injury attorney can explain the duty that the property owner owes to you. Premises liability, by definition, encompasses a wide range of claims such as

  • Slips and falls
  • Staircase accidents
  • Electrocution and electricity
  • Insufficient security
  • Defective sidewalks

The most common type of all premises liability cases, slip and fall accidents, occurs in various conditions. Poor weather conditions that cause rain, ice, and sleet, lack of protected areas around pools, poor lighting, torn carpet, slippery or wet floors, broken stair rails, uneven steps or floors, and cracked sidewalks may all result in a slip and fall accident.

A person may also be entitled to bring a premises liability claim if he or she suffered an injury due to malfunctioning electrical wiring, poor construction or building materials, snow or water on walkways, or building code violations. If you feel as though you have a valid case, the attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo can help to determine what caused your injuries and assist you in filing a lawsuit to recover the maximum damages to which you may be entitled in New Jersey.

With respect to ensuring that their premises are safe, property owners are required to perform regular inspections of their properties, both indoors and outdoors, to locate any defects or dangers that could result in harm. Should he or she find a hazard, the property owner is obligated to take appropriate action to remove or fix the issue to prevent potential injuries to guests or customers, and to provide clear warnings until the problem can be repaired. If a person suffers an injury and can prove that the owner of the property had knowledge of the factor that caused the injury, yet failed to correct the problem, the individual may have a valid premises liability case against the property owner.

Contact a Premises Liability Attorney as Soon as Possible

While premises liability incidents may not be as dramatic or as noticeable as auto or airplane accidents, injuries sustained on another’s property can still result in life-threatening conditions that have long-term effects on both the injured party and his or her family.

If you or someone you love has suffered from broken bones, burns, electrical shocks, or head, spinal cord, neck, or other serious injuries following a slip and fall accident, a premises liability attorney at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo can inform you of your legal rights and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.

Call us today at (888) 675-7607 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will only pay our legal expenses if we can successfully make a settlement on your behalf. The time is limited to pursue a claim in New Jersey, so it is important that you file your premise liability lawsuit within the statute of limitations.

You can also find Barry Cohen on Google+ or email him at bcohen@petrocohen.com. Susan Petro can also be found on Google+ or reached at spetro@petrocohen.com. You may also reach Rich Gaeckle at rgaeckle@petrocohen.com.

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