Do Property Owners Have to Take Every Precaution to Protect Me From Being Injured on Their Premises

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Do Property Owners Have to Take Every Precaution to Protect Me From Being Injured on Their Premises?
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New York and New Jersey premises liability law requires property owners and managers to take reasonable precautions to keep visitors on their property safe. In other words, property owners may not be negligent and ignore known defects or risks. However, they do not have to take all precautions to keep you safe.

For example, it is reasonable for a building owner to comply with all elements of the local fire code and to have working smoke detectors, sprinklers and fire extinguishers as required. However, it is probably not necessary for the building owner to maintain its own firefighters even though the presence of such firefighters could prevent injury or death if a fire were to occur.

A New Jersey injury lawyer will help you understand what reasonable precautions a property owner or manager should’ve taken given the facts of your case. Contact a Hofmann & Schweitzer New Jersey accident attorney today at 1-800-362-9329 or via our online contact form for more information.