What Constitutes a Valid Premises Liability Claim?


If you have been injured at a business or the property of another individual, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Many factors are taken into consideration when filing a personal injury claim after a premises liability accident, and a New Jersey personal injury attorney can help you determine if your case is viable. Contact Lutz Injury Law today to get started. Here are some questions about premises liability that you may have:

How do premises liability accidents occur?

Serious accidents can occur if a property owner does not properly maintain their premises. The most common accidents that occur as a result of this are:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dangerous conditions
  • Defective security
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Inadequate lighting

What should I do if I am involved in a premises liability accident in New Jersey?

If you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, there are elements that must be met in order to provide proof of that negligence. First, you should call 911 right away. The police will file a report and dispatch an ambulance. You should take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused the accident. If there were any witnesses to the scene of the accident, exchanging contact information with them will be beneficial for your potential legal claim. Be sure to seek medical attention to ensure your injuries can be properly treated. Additionally, going to the doctor will provide you with important factual evidence pointing to the origin of your injuries and their severity.

Please do not hesitate to contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.  A legal expert will be able to obtain additional information that can be key to your legal claim. Finally, make sure you file your claim within the New Jersey statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is within two years from the date of the accident.

Can I recover damages for a premises liability accident?

If you are able to prove that the property owner was aware of the defect or hazard on their property that ultimately caused your injury, and he or she reasonably should have known about the hazard, you may be entitled to recover compensation.


If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!

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