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New Jersey premises liability: 2 dead and several injured in fire

In mid-August, a house fire in New Jersey claimed the lives of two individuals and left several others injured and homeless. This incident occurred at a rental property in Little Ferry. At least three families have been affected by this event. Currently, investigators are unsure as to why the fire started. However, if the property owner is believed negligent in any way, each of the affected families may be able to pursue premises liability claims in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Who is responsible for indoor dangerous property conditions?

In New Jersey or elsewhere, when visiting commercial or private properties -- such as retailers or even other's homes, -- no one expects to get hurt. However, numerous injuries occur each and every year due to indoor dangerous property conditions. Slip-and-fall incidents are likey to blame for a majority of these accidents.

New Jersey animal bite: Toddler attacked by pit bull

A young girl in New Jersey required emergency surgery following an animal attack on May 14. According to reports, the child was staying with her grandmother when she was mauled by a pit bull. This is just one case involving an animal bite or attack that occurred recently. Several others were reported to police in April.

Dangerous property conditions can lead to slip and fall accidents

In New Jersey and elsewhere, it is not hard to find property conditions that are less than ideal. When walking through residential, private or commercial properties, one needs to be careful as hazards are often present. Dangerous property conditions can lead to slip and fall accidents which, sadly, can leave victims with a number of physical, emotional and financial struggles.

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.