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Premises Liability Archives

Woman claims dangerous property was cause of injury

A fair share of New Jersey residents have suffered injuries on other peoples' properties. Some of these injuries may truly be accidental in nature; others, though, may be the result of dangerous property conditions. If an injury is believed to have been caused due to negligence on the part of a property owner, legal action may be pursued to seek compensation for any losses sustained.

Signs of animal aggression

Strict liability for dog bites goes in and out of favor. Some states have a history of enacting such laws, repealing them, and then enacting new ones. Currently, New Jersey has a dog bite law that spells out the liability of the owner in cases of dog bites.

Responsibilities of property owners

Property owners in New Jersey have a legal obligation to ensure that their properties are safe for the people who use them. Some responsibilities of property owners include keeping their premises free of hazards, inspecting their premises for hazards and correcting any hazards they find on the premises. The property owner owes a certain degree of responsibility to people on their property depending on whether the people are classified as invitees, licensees or trespassers.

High school junior injured at New Jersey cheerleading camp

Two weeks after a high school cheerleader attending Summit High School in Hackensack had her braces removed, she was elbowed in the mouth accidentally by another member of the squad during a stunt at a summer training camp called RAMS All Star Cheering. According to the girl's mother, the accident pushed the girl's front tooth backward into the roof of her mouth, requiring immediate oral surgery.

New Jersey mother sues over daughter's injury at school

In the comfort of your own home, you can maintain the safety and cleanliness of your surroundings for yourself and your family. However, every time you visit a public location, you are relying on the premises owners to have properly maintained the venue. This also applies when you drop your children at school, somewhere you would hope to be a safe environment for your child away from dangerous property. Sadly, as one New Jersey mother found out, this is not always the case.