What to Know About Premises Liability Accidents in New Jersey


If you have been injured as a result of an accident at a business or the property of another individual, it is important that you know what steps to take to protect yourself and get the help you need. If you are looking into filing a premises liability claim to acquire financial compensation for your damages, follow along to learn how a seasoned Morris County personal injury attorney at Lutz Injury Law can help you in following the proper procedure.

What are the most common causes of premises liability accidents?

Slip and fall is a type of serious accident that commonly occurs when a property owner does not properly maintain their premises. If this is your case, then do not hesitate in reaching out to a knowledgeable Morris County slip & fall attorney today.

Other common examples of property owner negligence that lead to premises liability accidents are as follows:

  • Dangerous conditions.
  • Defective security.
  • Inadequate maintenance.
  • Inadequate lighting.

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

To set yourself up for a strong premises liability claim, you must undoubtedly prove the negligence of the other party. To do so, it is in your best interest to follow the below steps after your accident:

  1. Call 911: The law enforcement officer will conduct a police report and bring medical attention to the scene.
  2. Document the details: Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including any hazards that played a part in the accident. Additionally, take photos of your injuries.
  3. Exchange information: If there are any witnesses on the scene, exchange contact information with them and ask if they have any photos or videos of the accident.
  4. Seek medical treatment: When medical assistance arrives on the scene, seek treatment as soon as possible. Additionally, going to follow-up treatment will provide you with more factual evidence pointing to the origin of your injuries and their severity.
  5. Contact your insurance company: You will need to provide details about the accident and whatever documentation you may have to make a claim.
  6. Talk to an attorney: Our firm will not only evaluate your case and eligibility for financial compensation, but we will ensure that you file your claim within New Jersey’s statute of limitations. For premises liability claims, this deadline is two years from the date of your accident.


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 Lutz Injury Law today.

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