A New Jersey resident who slips, trips or falls on another's property may be able to recover damages via a premises liability claim. Several requirements must be met, though. First, victims must be lawful entrants. Second, it must be clear that the property owner failed in their duty of care to entrants either by neglecting to repair a safety hazard or failing to foresee a hazard. Hazards range from wet floors and cracked pavement to poor lighting and loose rails.
"Clean-up on aisle five!" This is a common announcement grocery shoppers in New Jersey are likely to hear at one time or another. Even if clean-ups are handled fairly quickly, there's always the risk of someone slipping, falling and sustaining a serious personal injury. In fact, the president of a leading underwriter of specialty insurance products considers fall injuries to be the number one cause of loss in the grocery world. There are many different types of things that people can slip and fall on, from split liquids to coupons that fell out of someone's pocket.