It is good for your children to get outside and play during the summer months, but, as you know, there are also dangers that can threaten your children when they go outside without supervision. This does not mean that you must keep an eye on your children all the time, especially if they are older. However, you and other New Jersey residents may want to learn about summer risks for children, as well as how attractive nuisance law can protect them.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur anywhere in New Jersey where the burning of fuels takes place. It can take place in homes or businesses, as well as on construction sites. Because carbon monoxide has no odor, taste or color, it can be difficult to detect, and poisoning can occur before you realize it.
If you are like most New Jersey residents, you have had that morbid thought once or twice when in a shopping mall, apartment or high-rise building elevator: the elevator cord just snapped? What if the power went out in the middle of your ride? What if the door closed on you when you were halfway out the door? For the most part, these fears have no bearing, as elevator and escalator accidents are rare. However, they do happen.
At Lieberman Ryan & Forrest, LLC, in New Jersey, we represent many people who suffer slip-and-fall injuries. Since Old Man Winter seemingly refuses to release his grip on New Jersey this year, your risk of falling on icy or snow-packed sidewalks and parking lots will remain high well into what used to be spring. Should your slip and fall result in injuries, you have the right to sue the negligent property owner whose lack of snow and ice removal caused them.
Winter can hit New Jersey pretty hard sometimes, and when it does, you have to be alert and ready to keep the sidewalks in front of your home clear and safe. Whether it is a huge storm or just a few flurries, snow can create a slippery mess on sidewalks. If someone falls and suffers an injury, you could face liability issues, so you want to be sure you keep your sidewalk clear of snow and ice.
As a New Jersey resident who has slipped, fallen, and harmed yourself on someone else's property, you likely understand that it can be difficult to prove that you weren't at fault for the incident. What exactly is needed in order to show a property owner has caused your injury?
Elevators help millions of people each day access upper or lower floors in buildings, so it is natural to wonder if elevators are a safe mode of travel. While many people do ride elevator cars without incident, sometimes elevators can cause injury or even death. In the event an elevator causes harm to a New Jersey resident, the property owner could be held liable.
When you are an older American, certain hazards that younger people may be able to easily avoid can cause serious falls, and in some cases, those falls can lead to long-term hardship and even death. At Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., we recognize that, while older Americans often have certain risks factors in play that make them more susceptible to falls, the negligence of others is often a contributor to many of today’s slip-and-fall accidents.
We have seen it all too often — people put the blame on themselves for slips, trips and falls. It is only human to want to blame yourself if there is nobody there who directly harmed you. However, allowing negligent New Jersey property owners to continue their irresponsible habits often only perpetuates the problem. In other words, staying silent could end up leading to the continuation of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, endangering yourself and others in the future.
As summer winds down, many New Jersey residents may be eager to spend as much time as possible in their swimming pool. Even as they have fun, it is important for people to remember to be safe.