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What parking lot dangers are compromising your safety?

When you visit a store, business or any other public place, it is likely with the assumption that the parking lot is safe and you will not experience injury due to preventable hazards. According to the National Safety Council, there are approximately 50,000 accidents in parking lots every year. From moving vehicles to hazardous conditions, many things could be threatening your safety in a parking lot.

As the holiday season approaches, you may find it interesting to note that parking lot accidents increase and remain above average this time of year. There are many reasons why parking lot collisions and accidents happen, and your accident may not be your fault. It could be in your interests to find out if you have grounds to pursue compensation through a civil claim.

Your landlord's response to an attractive nuisance

Apartment living has its advantages, especially when it comes to taking responsibility for upkeep. If you live in an apartment, you probably appreciate when your landlord responds promptly to your requests for repairs or maintenance. Of course, this may not be the norm, and you may be like many tenants who wait an unreasonable amount of time before help arrives.

This may be worrisome to you if you have children who are in danger of being injured by a hazard on the property you rent. Your landlord is responsible for keeping the property as safe as possible for tenants and visitors, and this includes addressing any attractive nuisances that may exist.

What damages are recoverable after injuries caused by others?

Suffering serious injuries can cause havoc in the life of anyone in New Jersey, regardless of whether it was an automobile accident, a slip or trip accident on a broken sidewalk or a fall in your apartment building due to a faulty stairway. If another person's negligence caused your injury and subsequent financial and emotional damages, you might be entitled to pursue financial relief through the New Jersey civil justice system.

You might have questions about the type of damages for which you could seek recovery. The severity of your injuries and the extent of the resulting economic and noneconomic damages will play a role in what you can recover.

Did a security guard fail to keep you safe?

You may be like other New Jersey residents who think that premises liability claims are mainly about slip and falls and dog bites. This area of law actually encompasses much more than that.

Property owners are also responsible for the reasonable safety of people allowed to be on the property. This means that if someone mugs you in a Walmart parking lot or assaults you in the laundry room of your apartment building, the owner may be legally liable. Many security measures could help improve your safety, and one that many establishments employ is the use of security guards.

Is your hotel doing everything it can to keep you safe?

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but maybe you still have a getaway planned before the school year starts. Perhaps you prefer your vacation when the crowds have thinned out and the weather is a little cooler. Are you going to your favorite New Jersey resort, or is this the year for a new adventure in a place you have never visited?

Whatever your plans, if staying in a hotel is part of your agenda, there are some important safety facts you should know before you check in. You may not realize how vulnerable you are when you stay at a hotel. If management does not take appropriate precautions, you may face even greater risks.

What are your legal rights after a public transportation injury?

Public transportation, such as buses, trains and subways, provide convenience for thousands of commuters in New Jersey. For some, it is their only mode of transport, while others use city transportation to save money. However, despite the crucial need for this service, it could be hazardous for passengers and other road users.

If you are a frequent user of public transportation, you could be at risk of suffering personal injury due to vehicular accidents or assault. Further threats include contracting a contagious disease or being a victim of a crime. A bus driver's negligence in another state caused a passenger's fractured spine when the bus bounced over a speed bump at double the speed limit. She sued the transit company, and the jury awarded a sizeable monetary judgment.

Summer is BBQ time -- Is your host concerned about your safety?

There are not many things that are better than having fun with friends in the New Jersey summer — pool parties, backyard BBQs, and, hopefully, no injuries. The truth is that incidents that cause physical harm usually happen when you least expect it. If you or a loved one suffers injuries, you might have to deal with medical bills and other financial consequences. Such an incident can jeopardize your financial stability.

Although the host might have homeowner insurance with liability coverage, he or she is responsible for the safety of guests. Any injuries that occur might lead to claims against the property owner's insurance.

Proving a property owner's liability for your fall injuries

Whether you went to the mall, the grocery store or some other establishment to run your errands, you expected that the property owner made sure that you would be reasonably safe. That is, until you slipped and fell.

The injuries you suffered required you to go to the hospital, and you may face a significant recovery period. During this time, you will more than likely incur medical expenses, lose income and incur other damages because of your fall. You believe that the property owner is somehow responsible for your predicament, but now you need to prove it.

Did a lapse in premises safety measures cause you to suffer harm?

Many people live in apartments for various reasons. You may live in this type of residence during a transitional period of your life, or you may have the ability to afford an apartment more easily than buying or renting a house. You may even like moving to different locations and feel that the less-permanent option of an apartment suits your lifestyle. Whatever the reason, you certainly want your apartment and its property to feel safe.

When it comes to premises safety, your property manager or landlord has the responsibility of ensuring that no unnecessary safety risks exist. Of course, landlords can have lapses in judgment or simply act negligently, and as a result, that negligence could lead to an event that causes you to suffer harm.

A growl and a show of teeth is dog language for "back off"

If you have to cope with mountains of medical bills and permanent scarring after a dog attack, you are one of many such victims in New Jersey who land in hospitals every year. In many of these cases, the victims have lasting scars that might even require plastic surgery. Emotional distress and trauma might cause a lifelong fear of dogs.

If the dog bite incident took place on someone else's property, and you did not provoke the animal, you might have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit. Although such legal action is complicated, it might result in a monetary judgment to cover the financial and emotional damages you sustained.

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