Freehold Premises Liability Lawyer

Were you hurt in Freehold, New Jersey, by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property? Perhaps you suffered an injury at the mall, at the gym, or even at your neighbor’s home. You might be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owner or manager. 

Attempting to navigate a Freehold NJ, premises liability case alone can be challenging. The Freehold premises liability attorneys at Noonan & McMahon, LLC are ready to make this process easier for you. Contact our law office today at (732) 303 7857 to schedule your free consultation with our Freehold premises liability lawyer. 

How Noonan & McMahon, LLC Can Help You After an Accident in Freehold, NJ 

How Noonan & McMahon, LLC Can Help You After an Accident in Freehold, NJ

When you hire Noonan & McMahon, LLC, our Freehold premises liability attorneys will work diligently on your case. We have more than 40 years of experience combined and take pride in personally handling every case that comes through our doors. 

We work to negotiate cases out of court, but we are also prepared to advocate for you in the courtroom. We have handled over 70 trials between us. Our successful trial record has provided us with a fearsome reputation in Freehold, NJ, and beyond. 

Our Freehold personal injury lawyers can help you by: 

  • Assessing your claim’s true value
  • Gathering admissible evidence
  • Investigating the property and holding the owners accountable
  • Understanding and applying New Jersey’s complex and nuanced premises liability laws
  • Fighting for you during settlement negotiations and, if necessary, in the courtroom
  • Digging deep to find sources of compensation that others might miss
  • Complying with all legal deadlines.

Contact Noonan & McMahon, LLC at (732) 538 5187 or online to speak with our Freehold premises liability lawyer. Choosing Noonan & McMahon, LLC, means gaining a dedicated ally in your fight for justice. 

How Common Are Premises Liability Accidents?

Premises liability accidents occur far too often. Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability claim. Over 800,000 people are hospitalized for falls every year. Many of these accidents occur in homes and businesses. 

What Is My Premises Liability Accident Case Worth?

The true value of your premises liability claim depends on many factors, including the following: 

  • The severity of the injury you suffered
  • The extent and duration of your medical treatment
  • Whether you suffered long-term disability
  • The impact of the injury on your ability to make a living
  • Your age, occupation, and overall health at the time of the injury

A Freehold premises liability lawyer can help you determine the value of your claim and ensure you don’t settle for less than it’s worth. 

What Kind of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims?

Premises liability victims might qualify for a variety of economic damages, including medical expenses, lost earnings, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. They might also qualify for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, lost quality of life, and similar intangible losses. 

Common premises liability damages include:

  • Emergency room treatment costs
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
  • Medication costs for pain management and treatment
  • Psychological counseling for trauma or PTSD
  • Orthopedic equipment costs, like braces or wheelchairs
  • Diagnostic tests, such as MRIs or CT scans
  • Home modification costs for disability accommodations
  • Compensation for loss of future earning capacity due to long-term injuries
  • Compensation for shortened life expectancy
  • Costs for occupational therapy or vocational retraining 
  • Punitive damages, if applicable, for gross negligence

Your lawyer will assess the full extent of your damages and advocate for you to recover fair compensation for your injuries and losses. 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Premises Liability Lawyer?

You’ve probably heard the nightmare stories about “billable hours” adding up to hundreds of dollars per hour. They don’t apply to Noonan & McMahon, LLC, however, because we don’t use the billable hours system for injury victims. 

You don’t need to pay your lawyer anything up front, and you will owe nothing, ever, unless we win your case. Since under this system we work for free unless we win, you can be sure that if we take your case, we believe it has merit.

Can I Recover Compensation if I’m Being Blamed for a Premises Liability Accident in New Jersey?

Many premises liability accidents are not cut and dry. Suppose, for example, that you fall and break your hip at a department store. Yes, the escalator was malfunctioning, but suppose you were intoxicated at the time. How should compensation be distributed?

New Jersey handles such situations by applying a “modified comparative fault” system. Under this system, a party who was no more than 50% at fault will lose a percentage of their damages that equals their percentage of fault. If their percentage of fault is more than 50%, however, they become ineligible for any compensation. 

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All Your Premises Liability Injuries

Premises liability accidents can lead to life-altering injuries, including the following: 

  • Allergic reactions
  • Amputations due to severe injuries
  • Asphyxiation or suffocation
  • Broken bones
  • Bruises and contusions
  • Burns, including chemical burns
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning-related injuries
  • Electrical injuries
  • Hearing damage from loud noises or explosions
  • Heatstroke in hot conditions
  • Hypothermia or frostbite in cold conditions
  • Infections from animal bites or unclean conditions
  • Poisoning from ingesting hazardous substances
  • Psychological trauma, such as PTSD
  • Respiratory issues from toxic fume inhalation
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Torn ligaments
  • Vision loss from exposure to hazardous materials

These premises liability accidents can be devastating. However, a skilled Freehold premises liability lawyer can work to recover compensation for your injuries.  

What Causes Most Premises Liability Accidents in Freehold, New Jersey?

The following causes account for more than half of all premises liability accidents:

  • Dog bites or animal attacks on the property
  • Exposed electrical wiring or hazardous materials leading to burns or electrocution
  • Faulty stairs or railings causing falls and injuries
  • Icy or snowy conditions not properly managed
  • Inadequate security measures leading to assaults or thefts
  • Malfunctioning elevators or escalators causing injuries
  • Obstructions in walkways leading to tripping or stumbling
  • Poor lighting in walkways causing trips and falls
  • Uneven or damaged flooring and pavements resulting in trip and fall accidents
  • Wet or slippery floors leading to slip and fall accidents 

In many cases it takes a thorough investigation to determine the true cause of the accident.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Premises Liability Accident in New Jersey?

Most premises liability claims are based on negligence (carelessness). 

To win a personal injury claim based on negligence, you must prove four legal elements:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care: A property owner has a duty to repair or warn you about any dangerous conditions on the property. If you are an “invitee” (such as a customer), this duty includes the duty to inspect the property for non-obvious hazards. 
  • Breach: The defendant failed to comply with their duty of care. A department store might have failed to properly maintain an escalator, for example.
  • Damages: You must have suffered harm. 
  • Causation: The defendant’s breach of duty must have caused your harm, and the harm you suffered must have been foreseeable to a reasonable person.

Defendants typically rely on business liability insurance, homeowners’ insurance, or renters’ insurance to pay premises liability claims.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Premises Liability Accident in New Jersey?

The New Jersey statute of limitations determines how long you have to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. To comply with the statute you must file the paperwork, pay the filing fee, and formally notify the defendant. 

If you miss the deadline, you won’t be able to take your claim to court. This will take away all of your bargaining power in settlement negotiations. After all, why should the defendant agree to a settlement if you cannot enforce your claim in court?

The general New Jersey statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years after the accident. If you are filing a wrongful death claim, you have two years from the victim’s date of death. Certain limited exceptions apply, and speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible can help you comply with applicable deadlines. 

Contact Our Freehold Premises Liability Lawyers for a Free Consultation

Premises liability claims in Freehold, NJ, tend to be difficult to navigate. Whatever your odds of winning, they will greatly improve if you hire a Freehold premises liability lawyer. Don’t settle for anything less than the full amount you deserve. Contact our Freehold law office at Noonan & McMahon, LLC at (732) 303 7857 today to learn more about your legal options.