Thousands of people are injured on another's property yearly due to negligence or unsafe conditions. While accidents can happen, it is important to understand who is responsible for injuries on someone else's property. This can help you recover damages and hold the responsible party accountable.
1. Types of Liability:
Generally, two types of liability can arise in personal injury on another's property. These are premises liability and general liability. Premises liability refers to injuries on a property due to the property owner or occupier’s negligence. This includes slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and other injuries resulting from hazardous conditions on the property. On the other hand, general liability is a broader concept that covers a more comprehensive range of situations, including product and professional liability.
2. Responsibilities of Property Owners:
Property owners have a legal duty to ensure their property is safe for visitors. This means they must take reasonable measures to prevent accidents and injuries on their property. For example, property owners should repair damaged surfaces, remove obstacles that might cause tripping or slipping, and take appropriate steps to warn visitors of known hazards.
3. Responsibilities of Visitors:
Visitors are also responsible for ensuring their own safety while on another's property. They should be aware of their surroundings and avoid unsafe or hazardous areas. Additionally, visitors should follow any posted signs or warnings and report any hazards they see on the property.
4. Proving Liability:
To prove liability for injuries on another's property, it must be shown that the property owner or occupier was negligent in ensuring visitor safety. This can be done by demonstrating that the property owner was aware of, or should have been aware of, the hazardous conditions that caused the injury. It must also be shown that the injury was a direct result of the property owner's negligence.
New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
Our experienced attorneys at Rosner Law Offices, P.C. understand the complexities of premises liability cases and can guide you through the legal process to ensure your rights are protected. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on someone else's property, contact us today at (856) 502-1655 for a free consultation.