New Jersey residents may be aware that not everyone uses the best judgment. Whether they are out on the roads, walking through their communities or shopping in their favorite stores, they may see others distracted by their cell phones or engaging in other behaviors that are dangerous to themselves and others. While it may not be possible for everyone to always be perfect in terms of their actions, when individuals make poor choices that lead to others suffering harm they may be held liable for their victims' losses.
Slip and fall accidents are very common and sometimes, caused by the fault of the victims. For example, if a New Jersey resident accidently trips off of a sidewalk because they are engrossed in an article on their cellphone, it may be their fault that they are injured from their fall. However, slip and fall accidents also happen when property owners fail to provide others with safe and secure places to live, work and shop.
Though many New Jersey pet owners consider their dogs to be members of their families, dogs are animals and can be unpredictable. Even the gentlest dogs can act out when they feel threatened or under duress, and individuals who have injury-causing encounters with dogs may feel at a loss when it comes to getting help with their recoveries. Victims should know, though, that they have rights and the laws of the state protect their interests.
The youngest among us are the most innocent and fragile members of society. It pains us all when one of them is injured, and causes almost unimaginable distress for the little one's family.
You probably don't have to think hard to remember the last time you saw someone using their cellphone while driving. More specifically, you might remember how it affected their driving ability. Maybe they were driving slowly, stopped just short or drifted closely to the center line.