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PREMISES LIABILITY: FAQ
What is premises liability?
Premises liability is a claim brought most commonly against a negligent commercial property owner, but may also be brought against an owner of private property. Under premises liability law, owners of properties where you may shop, work or live are required by law to provide adequate security for you when you enter that property. A failure to do so may put you at risk of suffering serious injuries. If you are injured in such a way, a Newark premises liability lawyer may be able to help you obtain financial recovery.
What is the most common premises liability claim?
By far, slip and fall claims top the list. Most slip and fall accidents happen in commercial locations, such as grocery stores, gas stations, office buildings, etc., but can also occur on private property.
Property owners generally have the responsibility of anticipating hazards and should be responsible for maintaining their premises in a safe condition, but, all too often, they clean up or fix the danger after you are injured, thus removing the “evidence”.
Is it difficult to prove a premises liability claim?
Yes. Premises security claims can be difficult and it must be shown that the owners’ negligence caused the injury. In order to prove negligence, your Newark premises liability lawyer must prove that the owner knew, or should have known, that there was a dangerous condition and did not take action to correct it.
Dan T. Matrafajlo, a Newark premises liability lawyer can help you determine if you have been injured due to inadequate security or have a cause of action against a property owner. Mr. Matrafajlo offers a free, initial consultation. Call (908) 248-4404 today for an appointment.