Premises Liability for Injured New Jersey First Responders, Police Officers, EMTs and Firefighters
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Premises Liability for Injured New Jersey First Responders, Police Officers, EMTs and Firefighters
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

New Jersey First Responder Premise Liability Injury Lawyers

Responding to emergency calls, New Jersey first responders exhibit unparalleled dedication to safeguarding the community. While it is widely understood that these public servants are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if injured on duty, a crucial aspect warrants deeper exploration—the potential for a third-party personal injury claim under premises liability laws.

In the realm of public safety, the risks faced by first responders are inherent, and the need to equip them with comprehensive knowledge about their rights becomes paramount. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the number of injuries sustained by first responders in 2020 is alarming, shedding light on the imperative nature of understanding the legal rights available to those who risk their lives in the line of duty. 

Understanding Premises Liability for New Jersey First Responders

Dog Bite Injuries

Responding to emergency calls at residential properties may expose a first responder crew to dangerous dogs. Police officers, EMTs, firefighters, or other first responders may seek compensation if they happen to get bitten by a homeowner’s dog. Regardless of whether a dog is small or large, or has any past violent attacks on other people, the fact that a dog bite has occurred allows an injured officer to hold the owner liable. According to Forbes Advisor, more than 17,000 dog bite claims were brought forth in 2022. A dog bite is a serious injury and will require medical attention. By seeking a third-party claim, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you can receive the justice you deserve.  

Negligent Property Owners

Property owners bear the responsibility of maintaining a safe environment. If a police officer, firefighter, or other first responder member sustains injuries due to a property owner’s negligence while responding to a call, a third-party claim under the doctrine of premises liability can be pursued. Police officers and firefighters are safety officers who put their safety at risk in the course of their employment. It is up to property owners to maintain their premises for individuals entering the property. This involves a nuanced understanding of the legal principles surrounding property ownership and the duty of care owed to those who respond to emergencies on the premises. At the firm, our experienced New Jersey Premises Liability Attorneys are here to represent you on your behalf. 

Navigating the Complexities: A Comprehensive Approach to Premises Liability in NJ

Given the dynamic nature of emergency responses, New Jersey police officers and firefighters may be at risk of injuries during various phases – arrival, at the scene, or departure. For instance, a fall down a poorly maintained staircase could result in a traumatic brain injury, necessitating both a workers’ compensation claim and a premises liability personal injury claim against the property owner. This intersection of workers’ compensation and premises liability highlights the need for a comprehensive legal approach tailored to the unique challenges faced by first responders.

In these challenging situations, seeking guidance from an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney becomes crucial. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we fight for injured individuals, including police officers, first responders, and firefighters, in navigating the complexities of both workers’ compensation and third-party personal injury claims. By doing so, we can ensure you receive the maximum benefits available for recovery. We recognize the dedication and sacrifices you make in the line of duty and are here to help. 

Empowering New Jersey Firefighters, First Responders, and Police Officers: The Role of Legal Counsel

Empowering police officers and firefighters with a comprehensive understanding of their legal rights is fundamental to acknowledging and respecting their service. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, with its expertise in handling cases involving premises liability and workers’ compensation, stands ready to assist first responders seeking compensation after sustaining injuries in the line of duty.

As the public safety landscape evolves, we must equip our first responders with the knowledge and resources they need to navigate the complexities of legal proceedings. By recognizing the potential for third-party personal injury claims under premises liability, New Jersey police officers, firefighters, and first responders can assert their rights and secure the compensation they deserve for their sacrifices to serve their communities.

Speak with a New Jersey First Responder Premises Liability Claim Attorney Today

Contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm to speak with one of our New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyers who will ensure your rights are protected. Todd Leonard is a Platinum Sponsor, Member, and Trustee of The 200 Club of Morris County, an organization which supports and honors police officers, first aid squad members, firefighters, the New Jersey State Police, and other first responders and their families. We also support many local Police Benevolent Associations (PBA), and Police Athletic Leagues (PAL) throughout the area.  If you or someone you know has been injured on the job as a New Jersey first responder, firefighter, EMT, or police officer, call our Headquarters at (973) 920-7900 for a FREE and confidential consultation. We also provide Spanish-bilingual services.

We aggressively represent every client we serve, ensuring they recover the benefits they need to move on with their lives after a serious accident while on the job. Whether it be through a workers’ comp claim and/or a third-party personal injury case, our worker’s compensation and personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the complexities of the process, so you can focus on your recovery. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients and can effectively negotiate on your behalf with even the largest insurance companies. We have successfully served thousands of clients throughout New Jersey.  You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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A proven track record of success

$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.0Million
Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
$1.0Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.0Million
Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
$1.0Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.96Million
Car Accident/Brain Injury
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$3.1Million
Slip and Fall: Workers’ Compensation & Premises Liability Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Fire Apartment
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.1Million
Slip & Fall Accident

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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.