With holidays approaching quickly, there are many people who will begin to put out a variety of festive decorations. This may be for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. While this is a fun way to appreciate the time of year, it is important for property owners to be aware of their obligations to the general public. All property owners in New Jersey are required to make sure their grounds are safe for anyone who may enter and exit it. The failure to do so has the potential to result in an accident, injuries, and a premises liability claim. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance.
How Can I Protect Myself from a Lawsuit?
With the upcoming seasons, it is important that you are careful about where you place any lawn decorations. Specifically, exude caution when placing any items on your steps. This is because, especially while trick-or-treating, people may not be able to see them. It is possible for an adult or a child to not see a potential hazard at night and trip over it, causing an accident and injuries to happen. It is because of this that it is crucial to clear all possible hazards and keep lights on the property so people can come onto the grounds safely. In addition to this, be sure your stairs are well maintained so they do not cause harm themselves.
What do I do if I’m Injured on Someone’s Property?
In the event that you or your child sustain an injury due to another party’s neglect in taking care of their property, it is possible to pursue legal action. In order to do so, there are steps that need to be taken. To begin with, be sure to document the incident. This includes taking pictures of the hazardous conditions, contacting the necessary emergency services, obtaining witness contact information, receiving medical attention, etc.
Once this information is gathered, you are required to file a personal injury claim to continue pursuing legal action against the negligent party. In doing so, it is important to keep the statute of limitations in mind. This is a deadline by which injured parties are required to file a claim, otherwise they lose the opportunity to do so. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury.
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We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.