Personal Injury Lawyer Millburn, New Jersey

Millburn, NJ Premises Liability Lawyer

An attorney who will fight for your rights

Cracked and uneven pavement on a sidewalkEvery year, people are hurt in accidents on private or commercial property. They are left with serious injuries and may be unable to work. They are also left with a lot of questions. Who will pay my medical bills? Can I file a lawsuit? If you were hurt in Millburn or anywhere in Essex or Union counties, you need an experienced premises liability lawyer who will fight for you.

Attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. knows the impact an accident can have on victims and their families. Medical expenses can add up quickly and many people aren’t sure what to do next. Attorney Leigh guides them through the legal process to recover the financial compensation they need and deserve.

You need a lawyer who will hold negligent parties accountable

A premises liability accident can happen anywhere – supermarkets, big-box stores, restaurants, bars, amusement parks, hotels and motels, parking lots, and private homes. People can be hurt in different ways, such as:

  • A slip and fall accident (as a result of a wet floor, tripping hazards, or snow and ice)
  • A swimming pool accident
  • An assault that happened because of negligent security
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Fires or explosions
  • A defective or malfunctioning amusement park ride
  • Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals

Business and property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises safe. This includes regularly inspecting the premises for hazards, repairing any hazards that are found, and warning visitors of any hazards (such as wet floors). When this responsibility is not met, an accident can happen that leaves people hurt. A Millburn, NJ premises liability attorney can get to the bottom of what happened.

The consequences of a premises accident can last a long time

People can suffer a wide range of injuries in premises liability accidents. These include broken bones and injuries to the head, neck, shoulder, or back. More serious examples include spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can take months to recover. Some people are left with permanent disabilities.

Medical expenses can add up quickly. These may include the costs of ambulance services, diagnostic tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, surgery, hospital stays, medication, physical therapy, home medical equipment, home health care, and multiple follow-up visits with doctors and specialists.

In addition, victims of a premises liability accident may not be able to work, resulting in a loss of income. This can lead to financial stress as they wonder how they will be able to pay their bills. If a property or business owner’s negligence caused the accident that left them injured, they shouldn’t have to pay. But recovering financial compensation is complicated.

Dealing with the property owner and their insurance company is difficult

Property and business owners may deny doing anything wrong and won’t accept responsibility for what happened. They may say that the accident was your fault or that you weren’t supposed to be there. That puts you in the position of having to prove negligence.

Insurance companies aren’t on your side. They may deny any liability whatsoever or will try to limit your compensation as much as possible. There are many ways they do this. Adjusters will question the seriousness of your injuries, or seek access to your medical history to look for evidence of a pre-existing injury that was similar.

Sometimes they’ll offer you a settlement. That doesn’t sound like a bad thing. But their offer will fall far short of covering all of the damages you suffered. It’s just another tactic they use to try to save money. That’s why you need an experienced premises liability lawyer on your side.

A premises liability attorney who fights to win

Attorney Leigh knows how insurance companies approach these types of claims – he used to represent them. Now he builds strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously.

If we represent you in your premises liability case, you can expect representation from a lawyer who puts in the hard work and hustle needed to move your case forward. Attorney Leigh will:

  • Investigate your accident
  • Gather evidence that can help prove negligence
  • Interview witnesses
  • Consult experts, if needed
  • Handle all communication with the insurance company
  • Negotiate a settlement that meets your needs
  • Fight for you in court if no settlement is reached

Learn your options during a free consultation

We know you probably have a lot of questions. You may not even be sure if you have a case. But it’s important to understand your rights and know where you stand. That’s why we offer a free consultation.

It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible following a premises liability accident in Northern New Jersey. The statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of your accident. But over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed and witnesses can forget details about what happened.

Attorney Leigh can discuss your legal options for recovering financial compensation and answer any questions you have. Contact us to schedule your free consultation with an experienced premises liability lawyer.

“Mr. Leigh has been a great help to me through this awful time. He helped me with my slip and fall case and made sure to keep me updated at all times. He is professional, organized, and very very efficient. I was able to recover quickly thanks to him. I do hope no one ends up like me. Property owners should be responsible with their premises to prevent accidents like this from happening. If you need a slip and fall attorney contact David. He will help you with his all and make sure you are well taken care of. Thanks David!”

Peggy E.

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