Your Questions About Premises Liability Answered

If you are injured on someone else's property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim if your injuries resulted from property owner negligence. Premises liability cases are complex, however, and often require legal advice and guidance. At The Epstein Law Firm, we have helped many of our clients to hold property owners liable for their injuries.

Below are some common questions people have about premises liability cases.

What is premises liability? Premises liability holds property owners and occupiers legally responsible for keeping property safe and free of hazards. As such, they may be held liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property if they are found to be negligent.

What are some examples of premises liability accidents? A wide range of circumstances fall under premises liability, including:

  • Slip and falls on icy or slick surfaces
  • Trip and falls on uneven sidewalks or stairs, unsecure flooring, loose handrails, or due to poor lighting
  • Dog and animal bites
  • Accidents at bars and restaurants
  • Accidents at shopping centers, malls or grocery stores
  • Accidents at swimming pools or recreational areas
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or hazardous electrical units
  • Criminal activity

How is fault proven in premises liability cases? To recover damages in a premises liability case, you must show that the negligence of the owner or occupier of the property caused the accident to occur. To do this, it must be proven that the property owner or occupier knew about the hazardous condition, had an opportunity to remedy it and failed to do so within a reasonable timeframe. The best way to build your case is with help from an experienced premises liability lawyer.

What damages can be recovered? In most cases, you will be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, permanent or temporary disability, and for pain and suffering.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Injury Claim

To speak to one of our premises liability attorneys, please call our office in Rochelle Park at 201-918-3560 or contact us online. We accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only collect fees if we successfully obtain compensation for you.