Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers – Liability In New Jersey Slip and Fall Cases

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Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers – Liability In New Jersey Slip and Fall Cases

If you are injured in a Bergen County slip and fall it is important to know if the property owner is liable. When you ask yourself “do I have a slip and fall case?” first you must know if you are an invitee, licensee, or a trespasser.

Invitees are visitors who are on the property conducting business. For example, an electrician who comes to the home and conducts business on the premises may qualify as an invitee. Licensees are those who have been given permission or an invitation to enter a property. Licensees are typically friends or family members who have been granted access to the property.

Property owners in New Jersey may be liable for injuries to business invitees and licensees. The owner may be held liable if they knew of a possible danger, and did not fix it or warn the visitor of the risk. This can be interpreted in rather broad terms.

New Jersey property owners may be liable if the visitor did not know or should not have known about the existence of the danger. Property owners must actually perform checks for dangerous aspects of their property before an invitee enters the property, while this duty does not exist for licensees. 

Bergen County property owners are generally not liable for injuries suffered by those who are trespassing at the time of the incident; however, there are some exceptions. One important exception to this rule is if the property owner has reason to believe there are regular trespassers on his land (such as children crossing property on way to school). So, even trespassers can have certain rights to sue.

There is generally a two-year statute of limitations on most personal injury cases in New Jersey. There are exceptions to that rule that can shorten the time. To discuss your slip and fall case with a Bergen County attorney, contact The Morano Law Firm at 201-598-5019 or newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com today.

Serious Injuries From Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Northern New Jersey

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury on another person’s property? If the accident was due to the property owner’s negligence, you may have a premises liability lawsuit.

With well over a decade of experience, I am in the prime of my career. I am not a rookie, but I am not resting on successes that happened a generation ago. At The Morano Law Firm, LLC, we can help you get the money you need for the medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses. We always offer a free initial consultation and do all work on contingency, meaning that if there is no recovery, we take no fee. We will not ask you for money…ever.

With well over a decade of experience, I am in the prime of my career. I am not a rookie, but I am not resting on successes that happened a generation


ago. At The Morano Law Firm, LLC, we can help you get the money you need for the medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses. We always offer a free initial consultation and do all work on contingency, meaning that if there is no recovery, we take no fee. We will not ask you for money…ever.

“Premises liability” is a legal term encompassing any case in which a property owner is sued for hazards on their property that caused a serious injury. Most premises liability cases involve slips and falls.

What Is Premises Liability?

Common slip-and-fall accidents include:

  • Holes in pavement causing parking lot or sidewalk accidents
  • Slippery floors causing slips and falls
  • Loose merchandise falling from shelves
  • Lack of Snow Removal

But there are many other types of accidents that qualify. Our Northern New Jersey slip-and-fall accident attorneys will listen to your situation and quickly tell you if we can help. If we take your case, we can immediately begin work, while also making sure you are getting the medical care you need. Conveniently located on Route 17 in Paramus, we cover a wide range of cases all over Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Sussex, Morris Union, Somerset and Middlesex Counties.

If you have been involved in a Slip and Fall, accident you need legal representation to make the best case possible and ensure that your side of the story is heard in court. To learn more about your Slip and Fall case feel free to contact The Morano Law Firm at 201-598-5019, or email us at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com for a free consultation.