Winter is filled with a lot of great things. We look forward to the holidays, winter traditions, and fun outdoor activities like skiing or ice skating. With all the excitement winter brings, there is a darker, more slippery side to watch out for. As the temperature drops and the days get colder, snow and ice accidents become more and more likely. Read on to learn about snow and ice accidents in New Jersey and what to do if you are injured this winter season.
Where Do Snow & Ice Accidents Occur?
Snow and ice accidents can happen anywhere, but there are certain spots to look out for. Accidents commonly occur on sidewalks, stairways, parking lots, and other slippery surfaces on which you might find yourself walking.
Who is Responsible for my Injury?
In New Jersey, property owners are held responsible for keeping their property safe and clean. This applies to residents, stores, businesses, and municipal properties. That means that if you fall on the sidewalk in front of someone’s house, the homeowner may be responsible for your injury. Property owners must clean their properties of snow and ice within a certain amount of time after a snow or rainfall event. This amount of time varies by municipality. If you are unsure whether your accident occurred within this designated time, feel free to contact our firm to discuss your case.
How Do I Recover Compensation?
In order to recover compensation, you will need to prove that your injury was caused by another party’s negligence. To do this, it is important to gather proof, such as photos of the hazardous conditions that caused your injury. If there were any witnesses to your fall, you should obtain their contact information so they can confirm the events of your injury. Additionally, you may want to contact emergency services and provide medical documentation. It can be difficult to prove negligence and get the compensation you deserve, so it is important to reach out to a skilled attorney. An attorney may be able to gather even more evidence, such as security camera footage or police reports. An injury can have a large impact on your life, physically, financially, mentally, and emotionally. If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, reach out to our firm today. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
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If you are injured due to the negligence of another party, it is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!