New Jersey Snow & Ice Accidents | What to Know

If you are a New Jersey resident, you are no stranger to the changing of seasons. New Jersey has some beautiful fall foliage, spring flowers, hot summers at the beach, and, brutally cold winters. Winters in New Jersey are wonderful. Lots of families enjoy sledding, ice skating, drinking hot chocolate, and more. But, there are some downsides to the chilly weather. As the temperature goes down, snow and ice accidents go up. It is easy to become injured doing day-to-day tasks when the ground is covered in snow and ice. If you are injured in a snow and ice accident in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation. Read on to learn more.

Who is Responsible for a Snow & Ice Accident?

In New Jersey, property owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe and well-maintained. This applies to homeowners, shops, businesses, and municipal buildings. So, if you slip on the sidewalk in front of a home and become injured, that homeowner may be held responsible. New Jersey property owners have a certain window of time after a snow or rainfall event by which they must clean their property of any snow and/or ice. If you are unsure whether your accident occurred within this window of time, contact our firm to discuss your case.

Fulfilling the Burden of Proof

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred and caused your accident. You can do this by taking photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident. Additionally, you should gather the contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident, as they may be able to provide witness statements and additional information. A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to collect further evidence, such as police reports and security camera footage.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

In New Jersey, for the most part, you must file your personal injury claim within two years from the date of your accident. If you do not file within two years, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation. An injury can take a serious toll, physically, financially, and emotionally, and you deserve compensation for these burdens. While taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind while you recover from your injury, it is important to begin the process as soon as possible.

Reach out to our firm today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney. We will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact our Experienced New Jersey Firm

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.