Category Archives: Premises Liability

The New Jersey premises liability lawyers at our personal injury law firm have been helping victims of slip-and-falls, elevator, escalator and casino accidents for years.

Can I Sue a Gym if I Signed a Waiver?

People are often unaware that they can still sue a gym after they’ve signed a waiver. With summer currently in full swing, we see memberships to facilities once again become popular. So, if you are injured, understanding your options is important. Premises Liability at the Gym When people are invited onto someone else’s land, the owner becomes liable for any injuries sustained while on the property. For example, it is a gym owner’s duty to keep it in a safe condition. Waivers signed upon membership keep gyms from being sued for any common exercising injury, such as pulling a muscle. But sometimes someone is injured due to the hazardous conditions of a property. For example, if the equipment at a gym is faulty and not cared for. Or, the facility itself has dangers that could have been fixed if it was properly inspected. Victims with genuine premises liability cases can…
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Who is Responsible for My Amusement Park Injury?

While it may be surprising to some, fear of getting an amusement park injury does carry weight. Just last week in upstate New York, a young girl fell 25 feet down from a ride.  Luckily a crowd formed below the stopped gondola and broke her fall. She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. Did the Amusement Park Do its Best to Keep Me Safe? When an injury is sustained, the amusement park can be liable in a premises liability lawsuit. While you are on their property they are responsible to provide reasonable care. This means they are required to make sure all mechanical aspects of the ride perform correctly. For example, the gondola ride that the young girl fell from is said to be in appropriate working condition. But this is not the only way that a park is viewed as responsible. Amusement…
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Is There Dangerous Bacteria in the Water at Beaches in New Jersey?

The Asbury Park Press has been featuring reports on the water quality of Jersey Shore beaches, including whether there is dangerous bacteria in the water at beaches in New Jersey. Is It Safe to Swim at Beaches in New Jersey? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, of the 180 million people expected to visit beaches in the US this year, an estimated three to four million will get sick from swimming in tainted water at the beach. Health departments in New Jersey take samples from the water at our beaches every week and test it for dangerous substances. Most notably, they test the water for enterococcus, a bacteria that is found alongside warm-blooded animal waste. Enterococcus is considered a red flag for viruses that cause rashes and stomach sicknesses. In 2016, 1 in 25 samples tested in labs came back as unsafe for swimming, which was the most since…
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