Morristown Commercial Premises Liability Lawyers
All businesses, regardless of the size of their operations, must ensure that people who lawfully enter their property are always reasonably safe from harm. Under federal, state, and local laws, businesses must routinely inspect their premises for potentially dangerous conditions. They must likewise resolve these potential issues or warn everyone about the dangerous condition with clear signs.
If they fail to meet these requirements, they can be considered negligent because of the potential harm they can cause. Likewise, business owners who rent property are responsible for ensuring their premises’ safety even if they don’t own the place. This legal duty extends to the parking lot and sidewalk in front of their business space.
If you have suffered injuries due to an unsafe condition in a commercial property like a supermarket or restaurant in Morristown, NJ, including Whole Foods, Shop Rite, Kings Food, Stephanie's Deli, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Office Tavern & Grill, Tito’s Burritos & Wings, The Committed Pig, The Frog Restaurant and Sports Bar, Morristown Diner, Starbucks, Macho Nacho, and Cluck-U Chicken, among many others, the Morristown, NJ, commercial premises liability lawyers of Leonard Legal Group are here to help.
Different Kinds of Commercial Premises Liability
Commercial premises liability encompasses various injuries people can suffer on improperly or poorly maintained commercial properties, which cover cases involving:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falling objects
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Stairwell accidents
- Defective and dangerous sidewalks
- Faulty equipment
- Insufficient or negligent security
- Parking lot accidents
Commercial property owners must repair dangerous conditions that could cause the issues above or at least put-up clear signs to warn people about these issues. Unfortunately, making proper repairs can be costly, so some business owners make excuses to avoid doing them.
Who Can Be Held Liable in Morristown, NJ, Commercial Premises Liability Claims?
Some businesses own the commercial property where they do business, but a lot of businesses also lease their space. When the owner rents the commercial space, it may be difficult to determine which party is to blame and must be held liable for the injuries and other accident-associated losses that happened due to the accident on the premises.
In most cases, liability for the accident usually falls on the occupant or renter since they were technically in possession of the premises when the accident occurred and are most likely aware of the premises’ maintenance issues. But then again, there may be exceptions, particularly if the rental agreement specifies that any repairs to the property must be done by the landlord or property owner. When filing commercial premises liability claims, it’s usually common practice to include the property owner and renter.
Consult With Our Experienced Morristown, NJ, Commercial Premises Liability Lawyers Now
At Leonard Legal Group, our Morristown, NJ, commercial premises liability lawyer has secured just compensation for numerous clients who have been injured due to the negligence of property or business owners. From investigating which party can be held responsible for the accident to filing claims and dealing with paperwork, we can get you the compensation you deserve. Scott Leonard is a board-certified civil trial lawyer and has been handling premises liability cases for over twenty-five years.
To schedule your free case review with our Morristown, NJ, commercial premises liability lawyers, call 973-984-1414 or reach us online.