Nobody expects they will be seriously injured when walking down the sidewalk, however, it happens, and when it does, individuals seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages they have incurred. If you have been injured, please read on and learn more about how our firm can help you recover the compensation you need.
How do sidewalk accidents occur?
Sidewalk accidents, though at times unavoidable, are generally a result of negligence. When safety hazards are not addressed and corrected in a reasonable amount of time, people are very often injured as a result. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents can include uneven surfaces, loose debris, standing water, and weather-related debris, such as snow or ice.
How do I sue a negligent property owner?
To win a personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, in New Jersey, while many people assume their city or municipality is responsible for sidewalk accidents, the truth is, many sidewalks are actually privately owned. That is why to file a premises liability lawsuit, you will need an experienced attorney who can discern which party is responsible for your injuries, and from there, assemble and present various forms of evidence that prove your personal injury claim.
Some of the most common types of evidence used to win these claims include pictures or videos of the accident, witness testimony, police reports documenting the facts of the incident, medical documentation detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, which means you will be granted two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent party. If you wait to file and the two-year mark passes, you will be denied your right to compensation, no matter how bad you truly need it. Do not let this happen. Simply reach out to our firm as soon as you can so we can help get you back on your feet again.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq.today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.