NJ & PA Premises Liability

Businesses and stores that welcome the public onto their premises have a legal responsibility to keep them safe. When a business, such as a chain store, grocery store or restaurant fails to keep their premises safe, they can be held accountable for the injuries they cause to the visiting public. These injuries commonly occur when a victim slips on snow, ice, water or some other substance on the floor or trips on an uneven surface or foreign object left in the path of a customer. The common thread is that legal responsibility will be placed on the business if the business knew or should have discovered the unsafe condition and failed to take prompt action to fix it. Each year, thousands of injuries occur because the management of a retail store or mall doesn’t properly ensure the public’s safety.

camden county slip and fall lawyerProperty liability claims against property owners are often difficult to win because of the way the law is written governing owner responsibility. However, in many injury claims cases insured third parties can often be held accountable for your injuries. At the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, we protect the rights of individuals who are injured due to a property owner’s negligence. Our lawyers have over 90 years of combined personal injury experience helping injured people get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you have been injured on a property open for public business or public use, click here to let us know the particulars of your situation and further evaluate if you have the potential of filing a legal action to recover for your damages and pain & suffering. Below are some examples of Premises Liability cases.

Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, and Slip and Fall Injury Claims

  • Ice and snow slip and fall injuries
  • Escalator, elevator design defect and defective product injuries
  • Negligent security
  • Improper maintenance
  • Falling objects
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents, motor vehicle accidents
  • Dog bites, animal attacks
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Improper, insufficient warning signs

In addition, many workers’ compensation claims resulting from jobsite injuries may include legitimate claims against property owners, including the following:

  • Construction zone accidents
  • Hazardous materials, industrial exposure
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Repetitive exposure injuries

The Law governing slip and falls in New Jersey is found in the  Model Civil Jury Charges, located on the New Jersey Court Website http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/civindx.htm

slip and fall lawyers njAt the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C. we highly specialize and been very successful in obtaining high recoveries in premises injury related cases. If you have a situation where you or someone you know might be a victim of this type of injury due to the negligence of someone else, please contact us at (856) 283-0589 as soon as possible to discuss your specifics and help you determine if indeed you have a case so you can obtain due compensation for such injuries.

 

Here are numerous Frequently Asked Questions for Slip and Fall and premises liability accidents.  These will answer many questions.  However, each case is different and many different laws may apply.  We suggest you call us to talk about your specific case and see how we can help you.  We slip and fall attorney njprovide free legal advice to you, and all communications and conversations are confidential.  You do not need to pay us anything unless we win your case.  View here.

We have provided examples of our slip and fall accident settlements and results on a dedicated page.  Click HERE to see our results.

 

Construction Site Liability

Q:           What is Construction Site Liability?

A:            If you or someone in your family has been injured in a construction site accident, you are not alone.
Construction site accidents injure workers every year.  We know that most injuries that occur on construction sites are preventable.  Depending on the size and sophistication of the construction project, there can be a wide variety of individuals involved at a construction site, including the site’s landowner, design and engineering professionals, contractors (including general, “prime,” and sub-contractors), construction managers, and equipment and material suppliers.  While many construction projects are based on general contact relationships (where a general contractor retained by the site owner enters into agreements with sub-contractors as needs require), larger portions are increasingly being handled by “construction management” organizations.

The type of system in place at a construction site where an injury occurs will be an important consideration in assessing the potential liability of the various individuals involved in the project.  Larger construction projects typically involve a great deal of delegation of both work and legal responsibility: from site owner to general contractor; general contractor to “prime” or sub-contractor; and in some cases, “prime” contractor to sub-contractor.  It is possible that some or all are legally responsible for your injury.

To determine who may be liable for injuries resulting from a construction accident, it will help to take a close look at the duties and legal responsibilities of the following individuals who may be involved in the construction project:

  •   Owner of construction site
  •   General Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  •   Prime Contractors
  •   Architects and Engineers
  •   Manufactures of Construction Equipment or Machinery
  •   Insurers

Construction Accidents

What are some Types of Construction Site Injuries?

Construction site injuries can result from dangerous scaffolding or ladders, misuse of forklifts, defective cranes, and poorly grounded power tools.  Other construction site accidents can involve machinery or equipment including:

  •   Dump trucks
  •   Hoists
  •   Winches
  •   Conveyors
  •   Bulldozers
  •   Backhoes
  •   Fall downs
  •   Improper placement of materials
  •   OSHA violations and related injuries

 

Q:           What are the Requirements for Construction Site Safety?

A:            Managers of construction sites are responsible for providing a safe site, including guarding against danger, training employees properly, and ensuring observance of safety requirements.  If they fail to take the steps necessary to provide a safe workplace, they may be liable for your injuries and responsible for paying compensation.  Many times, there are federal and state safety regulations which construction sites must follow.  These generally apply to all individuals working at the construction site, whether they are associated with the general contractor, sub-contractor, or independent contractor.

 

Q:           What is Construction Site Liability?

A:            If you or someone in your family has been injured in a construction site accident, you are not alone. Construction site accidents injure thousands of workers every year. At our personal injury law firm, we know that most injuries that occur on construction sites are preventable. Depending on the size and sophistication of the construction project, there can be a wide variety of individuals involved at a construction site, including the site’s landowner, design and engineering professionals, contractors (including general, “prime,” and sub-contractors), construction managers, and equipment and material suppliers. While many construction projects are based on general contract relationships (where a general contractor retained by the site owner enters into agreements with sub-contractors as needs require), larger projects are increasingly being handled by “construction management” organizations.

The type of system in place at a construction site where an injury occurs will be an important consideration in assessing the potential liability of the various individuals involved in the project, especially as to the site owner’s liability. Larger construction projects typically involve a great deal of delegation of both work and legal responsibility: from site owner to general contractor; general contractor to “prime” or sub-contractor; and in some cases, “prime” contractor to sub-contractor.

To determine who may be liable for injuries resulting from a construction accident, it will help to take a close look at the duties and legal responsibilities of the following individuals who may be involved in the construction project:

Owner of construction site
General Contractors and Sub-Contractors
Prime Contractors
Architects and Engineers
Manufactures of Construction Equipment or Machinery
Insurers

Q:           What are some Types of Construction Site Injuries?

A:            Construction site injuries can result from dangerous scaffolding or ladders, misuse of forklifts, defective cranes, and poorly grounded power tools. Other construction site accidents can involve machinery or equipment including:

Dump trucks
Hoists
Winches
Conveyors
Bulldozers
Backhoes
Derricks

 

Q:           What are the Requirements for Construction Site Safety?

A:            Managers of construction sites are responsible for providing a safe site, including guarding against danger, training employees properly, and ensuring observance of safety requirements. If they fail to take the steps necessary to provide a safe workplace, they may be liable for your injuries and responsible for paying compensation.

Please call our office at (856) 283-0589, chat with us live on our site, fill out one of our forms or email us at contactus@ciecka.com, to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys.  If you do not need legal advice right now, then please join our blog, newsletter, or press release to keep up to date on your rights should you ever need help.

 

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