If you have been injured on the property of another individual or establishment, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about New Jersey’s premises liability laws and the steps to take after an accident occurs.
How do Premises Liability Accidents Occur?
If a property owner does not keep their property maintained at all times, serious accidents can occur. The most common accidents include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dangerous conditions
- Defective security
- Inadequate maintenance
- Poor weather conditions
- Inadequate lighting
Can I Recover Compensation for a Premises Liabiltiy Accident?
You may be entitled to recover compensation for an accident if you can prove that the property owner knew about the hazard that caused your accident, or that he or she reasonably should have known about the hazard.
What do I do if I am Involved in an Injury?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you will have to provide proof that this negligence occurred. In order to do so, you should be sure to call 911 right away. The police can file an accident report and send an ambulance to the scene. You should also take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to corroborate your version of events- be sure to ask for their name and contact information so you can get in touch with them later on. Some people attempt to recover from an injury at home, without first seeking medical attention. This can be extremely dangerous, as your injuries may not heal correctly. Additionally, going to the doctor will provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence, including police reports, security camera footage, and more. Lastly, make sure to file your claim in time. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally two years from the date of the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s negligence, contact our firm to speak with a skilled attorney.
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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. 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!