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Common Premises Liability Cases


If you’ve ever been injured, you know that an accident can happen anywhere. While many people are injured on their own properties, many accidents also occur at other people’s homes, as well as stores, restaurants, gas stations, offices, hospitals, hotels, parks, pools, and parking lots.

Many properties have hazardous conditions. As such, homeowners, businesses, tenants, and landlords can all be vulnerable to accident claims, also known as premises liability claims. Be safe by understanding the most common types of premises liability cases.

Slips and Falls

Slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability cases. They can occur due to slippery surfaces, damaged flooring, or obstructions. These accidents can cause various injuries, from broken bones to head trauma and spinal cord damage. Slip and fall accidents are often preventable, so it’s important to hold property owners accountable for their actions.

Dog Bites

Many people consider dogs to be man’s best friend, but dog attacks happen quite frequently and can result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. Dog bites often stem from negligent behavior or lack of proper training. Pet owners must take responsibility for their dogs and other animals to prevent these types of incidents. Those who have suffered from dog bites may suffer from scarring, disfigurement, and other lifelong injuries, so they need to ensure their rights are protected.

Poor Maintenance 

Many property owners fail to properly maintain their property. They may not fix broken steps, repair cracks in sidewalks, fill in huge holes, or fix electrical issues. This lack of maintenance can lead to electrical problems, tripping hazards, and structural issues. These are all dangerous conditions that can lead to serious injuries for guests on a property.

Negligent Security

We expect to be reasonably safe when entering a public space. However, many properties such as bars and concert venues may have inadequate security measures in place, which can put people at risk. This is called negligent security and some common examples include:

  • Poor lighting.
  • Broken fences or gates.
  • Absence of cameras or alarms.
  • Lack of security guards.
  • Failure to properly screen visitors.

Property owners must provide reasonable security measures. Otherwise, visitors may be victims of theft, assault, battery, murder, and other crimes.

Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Today

When you are on someone else’s property, it’s possible that you could get injured. If the property owner’s negligence was to blame, you may be able to get compensation.

A slip and fall, dog bite, negligent security, or structural defect can cause serious injuries. Get the help you need from a Morristown premises liability attorney from The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff. We have more than 40 years of experience recovering full and fair compensation for the victims of unsafe conditions on properties across New Jersey. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the online form or call (973) 455-1567.



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