Premises Liability Attorneys Jersey City, NJ
Premises liability claims are a broad category that take into account nearly any injury that occurs — at least in part — due to some dangerous condition or hazard that is present on the property. The definition of a “dangerous condition” can vary wildly, however, depending on the circumstances. For example, in a standard slip and fall case in Jersey City, NJ, you could ostensibly bring an action against the defendant for failing to clean up a liquid spill that caused you to slip and injure yourself. The spill would quite clearly constitute a dangerous condition. Similarly, in a Jersey City dog bite case, the failure of the owner to confine or otherwise restrain the dog while on the property might give you a legitimate claim under premises liability — after all, you could argue that the unrestrained dog constituted a dangerous condition of the property.
If you suffered an injury on someone else’s property in Jersey City, New Jersey, you should speak with a qualified personal injury attorney at Blume Forte. Call or email today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Blume Forte Attorneys Can Assist You with a Variety of Premises Liability Claims in Jersey City, NJ
Blume Forte has nearly a century of experience handling a variety of injury claims, including those that involve premises liability issues such as slip-and-fall accidents and injuries caused by dog bites from an unconfined dog. Thanks to our long and extensive history, we are more than capable of effectively litigating claims that other firms are unfamiliar with.
Premises liability claims that we handle in Jersey City include:
- Inadequate security
- Toxic chemical spills
- Lead poisoning
- Slip and falls
- Collapsing structure
- Dog bite claims
- And more
Premises liability claims require that a non-obvious dangerous condition — in other words, a hazard — existed on the property and that the defendant either knew or should have known about it. If the defendant did not correct the dangerous condition, or otherwise did not warn visitors of its existence (so that it could be avoided), then you may be entitled to sue and recover damages for the losses suffered.
Contact an Experienced Jersey City Premises Liability Lawyer at Blume Forte for Guidance
Have you been injured on another’s premises in Jersey City due to some latent hazard, or due to some other unexpected and non-obvious danger?
If so, it is important that you get in touch with a qualified Jersey City premises liability attorney as soon as possible. Tour attorney will work with you to assess the strength and legitimacy of your injury claims and can begin the administrative process to ensure that your claims are filed in a timely manner.
Call our Jersey City office or submit a case evaluation form online to schedule a free consultation with one of the experienced Jersey City premises liability lawyers here at Blume Forte. We look forward to assisting you.
About Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City is the second-largest city in New Jersey by population, with an estimated 270,753 residents. Located in the far northeast of NJ — along the banks of the Hudson River and opposite New York City — Jersey City is a transportation hub and serves as a “gateway” into the state of New Jersey.
Although Jersey City declined in economic status and population through much of the 1900s, in recent years, there has been an uptick in investment and in the general wealth and infrastructure of the city as companies (particularly finance-adjacent businesses) from NYC begin to move some of their operations to Jersey City. The waterfront has also been redeveloped, and there are plans in place to revamp many of the historic neighborhoods throughout the city.
If you have been injured in a premises liability accident in Jersey City, or anywhere else in the state of New Jersey, you’ll want to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney who can evaluate your claims and determine whether you have something actionable (and worth pursuing). Here at Blume Forte, one of our four New Jersey offices is located at 26 Journal Square in Jersey City, NJ. Call or email today to get connected to an attorney at our Jersey City office.
Frequently Asked Questions About Jersey City Premise Liability
Under New Jersey law, property owners and occupants are legally responsible for fixing any type of hazardous condition on their premises, including:
– Violations of building codes.
– Uncleared ice or snow on walkways.
– Signs or plant life that dangerously obscure drivers’ views.
– Discarded refrigerators, cars, and other objects that could be “attractive nuisances” to children.
– Toxic fumes or substances, including lead exposure.
– Vermin, unsafe structural conditions & criminal activity.
– Dogs not confined by a fence or leash.
Premises liability claims can be difficult to prove. Attempting to prove that someone knew or should have known of hazardous conditions requires:
– Proof of how long the conditions existed
– What documentation and records were kept
– Photographs documenting the conditions
– Potentially, expert testimony