What was meant to be a ski trip in another state recently turned into a tragedy when a New Jersey man suffered a fatal injury. The 46-year-old man died on a recent Thursday in an incident that authorities ruled to be an accident. According to records, this was the first fatal chairlift incident at this resort since 2016 when a woman died after she was thrown from the lift. Following that accident, a report determined that the lift operator materially contributed to the accident, which would have been grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.
Property owners must take all reasonable precautions to protect employees, patrons and guests against hazards that could cause slips and trips. This is a significant responsibility, particularly during New Jersey winters. Anyone who suffers injuries in a fall while visiting a supermarket, shopping center, hotel, office complex, manufacturer, apartment or other property with access to the public might have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.
Legionella bacteria cause a deadly type of pneumonia called Legionnaires' disease. Health officials issued a statement in which they confirmed that 94 people from various states, including New Jersey, became infected with this bacteria at a fair and were hospitalized. Four of those people have died so far. One of the victims who was infected has now filed a premises liability lawsuit.
Childhood bullying has probably been around the entirety of human existence. Children who are bullied by their peers may fear for their safety, develop anxiety and depression disorders and have difficulty concentrating in school. Bullying is especially significant in modern times due to social media and the Internet having such a strong impact on students’ lives. Not only can New Jersey students be bullied in school, but the harmful behavior can continue anytime as their tormentors harass them online.
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?