When you’re hurt on someone else’s property, how does the law determine whether the property owner should be required to pay your medical bills and compensate you for your pain and suffering? A broad body of law called premises liability covers these cases.
In Nov. 2011, a 28-year-old man from Edison, New Jersey, was murdered with a pick ax late one night in an industrial lot in Sayreville. That lot was reportedly part of the property of Viking Terminal Marine, a wholesale marine and industrial equipment dealer. Three men have been charged with the murder, two of whom have just been named as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s family -- and so has Viking Terminal Marine.