Malfunctioning fences and gates can cause quite serious injuries and even death. Whether gates and fences are a part of the commercial or residential property, including hospitals, hotels, or specialized institutions, various malfunctions and defects can be the reason for wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits. Sometimes it can be quite difficult to determine the exact cause of a faulty fence accident. For instance, that could be an outside force, such as harsh weather conditions. Or, unprofessional and inadequate installation and maintenance services could lead to various malfunction issues. In all of these cases, you and your loved ones may be entitled to a just compensation claim for your pain, suffering, and losses.
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In order to successfully file a premises liability claim, the plaintiff must fulfill certain criteria. The plaintiff must provide sufficient evidence that he was injured after legally entering private property. Alternatively, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was aware that he entered the premises, but that the defendant did not request his departure. The plaintiff might be a guest who was directly invited to the defendant’s place of residence, or the plaintiff may be a worker, such as a mailman or a gardener, with implicit permission to enter the premises to fulfill his job duties. Although unknown trespassers are not usually protected under premises liability law, property owners must ensure the safety of young children who may be lured onto their property by “attractive nuisances,” such as shiny cars and pools with colorful floats. The plaintiff must prove that the property owner was aware of a hazardous condition or should have known about it, but failed to effectively eliminate the hazard or block access to the hazard. The defendant may also be held liable for failing to notify visitors about possible dangers. Finally, the plaintiff must prove that the injuries he sustained are directly attributable to the property owner’s negligence.
The faulty fence lawyers at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble have significant experience successfully handling premises liability lawsuits. If you have sustained a severe injury due to the inadequate maintenance of someone’s fence or gate, contact us as you may be entitled to file a premises liability lawsuit to compensate your pain and suffering. Increase your chances of winning a rightful compensation claim with our New Jersey faulty fence attorneys.