Most people are not afraid of walking on the sidewalk, however, if you were involved in a sidewalk accident, you are most likely now severely injured as a result. You should not have to suffer alone–please read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about how we will fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have about the personal injury claims process:
How do most sidewalk accidents happen?
While sidewalks are meant to be a safe path for pedestrians to walk on, if improperly managed or maintained, they can become just the opposite. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents include standing water, potholes, loose debris, and weather-related debris, such as snow or ice. When these hazards are not removed in a reasonable amount of time, people are often injured as a result.
Do I qualify for compensation if I have been injured in an accident?
To qualify for compensation, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, in sidewalk accidents, you will need an experienced attorney to determine whether a public or private property owner is responsible for the hazardous sidewalk conditions that caused your accident. From here, your attorney will begin gathering evidence.
Some of the evidence your attorney may use to prove your personal injury claim can include photos or videos of the accident, witness testimony confirming your claim, police reports documenting the facts of the incident, pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, medical documents detailing the extent and origin of your injuries, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. New Jersey’s statute of limitations is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent party. While this may sound like you have a lot of time to file, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better. If you wait past the two-year mark, you will be denied your right to compensation. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
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.