If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an unsafe or poorly maintained property, it is important to explore all of your legal options for obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries and related damages. In Summit, New Jersey, and surrounding area, that means getting in touch with the experienced personal injury lawyers of Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner, P.C.
Our firm has been pursuing the rights of the injured in personal injury and wrongful death claims for more than 30 years. We are sympathetic to the pain and suffering people endure as a result of unsafe premises, and we work to hold negligent property owners and their insurance companies accountable.
From your initial consultation through the end of your case, you can rely on us to be there for you every step of the way. Call 908-277-2410 for a free initial consultation.
Full-Service Premises Liability Representation
We handle a wide variety of premises liability claims, including those involving:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Negligent security
- Falls from windows
- Falls due to faulty stairs or railings
- Parking lot injuries
Property Owners Must Be Held Accountable For Negligence
All property owners have certain legal obligations to keep their premises safe for both public and private use. When a property owner fails to fulfill their duty and someone is injured as a result, that property owner is then liable.
There are many factors to consider in a premises liability case, including:
- Reason for being on the property: Defense attorneys are likely to question why you were on the property. If they can prove that you were there without invitation or consent of the owner, then your claim has a lesser chance of succeeding. We work with you to provide evidence to show that you had a legitimate reason to be on the property.
- Property conditions: The manner in which you hurt yourself is important. Your attorneys must be able to prove that your injury was a direct result of potentially hazardous property conditions such as poor lighting, cracked pavement, aged staircases, crumbling walls or ceilings, icy sidewalks and so on. Expert witnesses may be essential to prove that there was a hazardous condition.
- Fault: Proving negligence is paramount in a premises liability case. If you cannot prove liability on the part of the property owner, then you have no grounds for a premises liability suit. In some cases, both parties may be at fault, so we must demonstrate that the property owner is responsible for a larger percentage of the fault in the incident. The amount of compensation you receive depends on the fault percentages. We make sure that your percentage is as small as possible to maximize the compensation you may receive.
To get the thorough representation and attentive care you deserve, contact us today. We offer free initial consultations and handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis.