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Damages Claims Related To Dangerous Property Conditions

Premises liability is the legal term for the responsibility that a property owner owes tenants, customers, visitors and passersby to keep buildings and grounds reasonably safe for ordinary uses.

Every assumption implied in the sentence above conceals a set of potential legal and factual issues that will need to be resolved when an injured person looks to the owner for compensation: What does reasonably safe mean? Does a shopper get greater protection than someone loitering around the entrance? What if a property manager contracts with the owner to provide maintenance and routine repair services?

Attorney Kevin Kovacs advises people throughout central New Jersey about their legal and practical options after an accident on dangerous property.

He has extensive experience representing clients in premises liability litigation matters such as:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents on wet, oily or icy walkways, stairs or floors
  • Trip-and-fall accidents on broken porches, sidewalks or parking lots
  • Injuries caused by unsound building elements: ceilings, floors, balconies, handrails or other components
  • Injuries at playgrounds, swimming pools or recreation centers
  • Injuries to children caused by negligent supervision

Experience In Complex Premises Liability Cases

Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney, Kevin Kovacs has more than 30 years of litigation experience that can help streamline the issues and overcome the evidentiary and procedural obstacles to a fair settlement. If necessary to protect the value of your claims, he can take your case to court.

Mr. Kovacs won a $2.25 million jury award for an injured employee whose premises liability claim was disputed by the adjacent commercial property owner affiliated with the plaintiff's employer. In a precedent-setting decision, the appellate court rejected the defense argument that workers' compensation should provide the exclusive remedy for the plaintiff's injury claims and the premises liability case was allowed to go forward against the negligent owner.

Contact For More Information

To learn more about the ways you can benefit from a skilled premises liability lawyer who can protect your interests after an accident attributable to dangerous property conditions, contact the Law Offices of Kevin Kovacs, Esq., in Somerville today: 908-336-0311.