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Premises Liability Archives

New Jersey premises liability: 1 dead, several injured in fire

A fire at an apartment building in New Jersey resulted in one person losing her life and left several other individuals injured. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. Depending on the findings in this case, the family members of the deceased and the other residents may be able to pursue legal actions -- such as premises liability, personal injury or wrongful death claims -- in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Can I seek compensation after an animal bite?

In accordance with the laws of New Jersey, when one has been injured in an animal attack, he or she may be entitled to seek compensation. The animal type may matter when filing an animal bite personal injury claim, though. What are the general guidelines surrounding these types of cases?

New Jersey premises liability: Who's responsible for explosion?

Authorities in New Jersey are investigating the cause of a house explosion that occurred on Nov. 11. It has been reported that one person was killed and over a dozen people were injured in the incident. Investigators are now trying to determine who is responsible. Legal actions, such as premises liability and other claims, may be filed by the victims or surviving family members in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

New Jersey animal bite: Father and daughter injured by pit bull

It was recently reported that a pit bull attacked and injured a man and his daughter as the two were walking to the child's elementary school. As an animal bite can result in serious injury and lead to infection if not treated swiftly and appropriately, both victims were provided medical care at a nearby care facility. Police in New Jersey shot and killed the dog shortly after the attack.

When can a premises liability claim be filed against a homeowner?

Owning a home can give a person a sense of pride and accomplishment. It is something that not everyone is able to achieve. There are a lot of worries that accompany home ownership, however. For instance, potential premises liability claims may be a concern. The truth is, homeowners in New Jersey and elsewhere can face legal claims if injuries occur on their properties.

Examples of potentially dangerous property conditions

People get hurt all of the time. Some of those accidents occur in random places -- places one would think would not qualify as having dangerous property conditions. However, if something is overlooked by a property owner and an accident occurs, according to the laws of New Jersey, the injured victim may be able to seek compensation for any damages sustained as a result.

Right to legal recourse for an animal bite injury

There is a large portion of the population in New Jersey and across the country who love their pets. A pet can be a wonderful addition to a household, but when the animal injures a person, the pet's owner may be held liable for any resulting damages. An animal bite can be quite severe and can cause significant physical pain, financial burden and emotional distress. Those who have incurred this type of injury do have the right to legal recourse.

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.