Premises Liability Attorneys in Bloomfield, NJ
Owning a property is a big responsibility. One of the most important roles of being a property owner is to ensure that there are no hazards present that may cause another person to become injured. Unfortunately, not all property owners are diligent in their maintenance as they should be. This often results in accidents that cause the victims to become seriously injured. If you have been seriously injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence, it is important to consider your legal options. The Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. can fight on your behalf to recover compensation so you can focus on recovering. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere, even in the places you least expect to be injured. Most slip and fall accidents surprise us because they occur in the places we feel safest or go to regularly. Some of the many premises liability cases that the Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. handles include the following:
- Supermarket accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Hotel accidents
There are a number of reasons that an accident can occur in these seemingly safe places. For instance, if snow and ice are not properly removed from a sidewalk during the allotted grace period, a person can slip, fall, and become seriously injured. Whether it be a slip and fall on ice, on liquid spilled in a supermarket, or falling in a poorly lit parking lot, it is important to consider your legal options.
Slip and fall accidents often result in significant injuries, many of which have major impacts for years down the road. Some of the injuries commonly associated with slip and fall accidents include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, lacerations, and more. In a successful accident case, you may be entitled to recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, lost future wages, emotional distress, loss of independence, and pain and suffering.
Burden of Proof
When you bring a personal injury case against another individual, you will be responsible for fulfilling the burden of proof. This simply means that you must prove that the other party’s negligence caused the accident, ultimately resulting in your injuries. This can be done by calling the police at the time of the accident so it can be well documented as soon as possible. It is also important to seek immediate medical attention so your injuries can be documented as well. If you are able to do so, take pictures of the dangerous conditions and get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
Statute of Limitations
In the state of New Jersey, anyone who wishes to take legal action against another party must do so within the statute of limitations. This simply means that you must meet a deadline to file your lawsuit. So, if you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. If you fail to do so within this timeframe, you will relinquish your rights to take legal action against the other party. It is important to note that if your injury took place on municipal property, you may need to file a Notice of Claim, which requires that you inform the negligent party that you plan to bring legal action. This is often a significantly shorter deadline. In New Jersey, you have 90 days to file a Notice of claim from the date of the accident.
Contact an Essex County Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
If you have been injured due to a dangerous condition on another person’s property, it is important to consider your legal options. The Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. has the skill and knowledge it takes to effectively recover compensation on your behalf. Whether you have been injured on public or private property, you have a limited time to take action. For strong legal representation when it matters most, contact our firm today.