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What is social host liability?

If you are a New Jersey parent who has teenaged children, you should think twice before letting them have a party in your home where alcohol will be available. FindLaw explains that New Jersey has a social host liability law that holds you responsible if any of your teenager’s guests becomes drunk at the party and then causes an accident on his or her drive home.

Who's at fault for a slip-and-fall?

New Jersey residents who slip, trip, or fall on someone else's property may be wondering what the next step is. We at Lieberman, Ryan, & Forrest LLC, we find it important to help you understand who can be held responsible for these accidents and what possible compensations may be available to you.

Understanding the New Jersey Tort Claims Act

There are potential hazards across the state of New Jersey, so it is no surprise that injuries can happen in public parks or government buildings as easily as in an amusement park or grocery store. What many do not realize, however, is that when someone sustains an injury at a government-owned facility, the rules of premises liability differ slightly.

Slip and fall accidents in poorly lit areas

Now that the weather is cooperating, more and more Somerville residents are staying out past dark. When out walking around the streets and parking lots, it is important to be careful of hidden hazards. But when a property owner is negligent in their lighting or other parking lot maintenance, they can be liable for the often serious injuries that result.

Who is at fault if I get injured on private property?

If someone gets injured, there are a few things that need to be taken under consideration before determining who is at fault in the accident. Each situation is different - the relationship between the accident victim and the property owner, the condition that led to the accident and injury, and even the knowledge and actions or inactions of those responsible all will play a role in determining responsibility.

Target ball gets loose, wreaks havoc in parking lot

They say truth is often stranger than fiction and that was certainly the case in early February at a Target store in Paramus. A loose Target ball, those gigantic red cement balls outside of Target stores, came loose and rolled through the parking lot, slamming into one woman's car and wreaking havoc: to the tune of $3,500.

All You Should Know About Accidents on Private or Public Property

Under the New Jersey law, you can file a compensation claim if you are injured, or you lose a loved due to dangerous conditions or defects on someone's premises. Since you will negotiate the settlement with the owner of the property or their insurance carrier, it is vital for you to know your rights. The law requires property owners to take measures, which ensure safety to visitors and employees. Proprietors are liable to pay victims if accidents happen because of negligence, faulty design or uncontrolled temporary hazards.

A Breakdown of the Premises Liability Law

Whenever people enter your property, they do not expect to get injured. This is regardless of whether their presence is permissible or not. You owe a duty of care to the victim in the event that the injury suffered resulted from a foreseeable risk. This means that you can be sued in the event that an intruder gets injured within your premises even if you do not own the property.

A Breakdown of the Premises Liability Law

Whenever people enter your property, they do not expect to get injured regardless of whether their presence is permissible or not. You owe a duty of care to the victim in the event that the injury suffered by the victim resulted from a foreseeable risk. This means that you can be sued in the event that an intruder gets injured within your premises even if you do not own the property.

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