In New Jersey, the cold weather easily leads to slip and fall accidents. The winter weather conditions can become hazardous, quickly and easily. If you are injured due to a snow and ice accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about snow and ice accidents in New Jersey and what to do in the event of an injury.
Where do Snow and Ice Accidents Most Often Occur?
Snow and ice accidents can happen anywhere slippery. But, some of the most common places accidents occur include:
- Parking lots
Can I Recover Compensation for a Snow and Ice Accident?
In some cases, you will be able to recover compensation for a snow and ice accident, but not all. In New Jersey, property owners are responsible for keeping their properties clean and safe for pedestrians to walk on. This applies to homeowners, businesses, shops, and municipal properties. After a snow or rainfall event, property owners have a designated amount of time by which they must clean their properties of any snow or ice. This deadline varies by municipality, so if you are unsure about whether your accident occurred outside of the time frame, contact our firm.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
You will have to provide proof that some sort of negligence occurred to cause your accident. To do this, you should take photos and videos at the scene of the accident and collect the phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the injury occur. A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to gather further evidence, such as police records or security camera footage.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
In New Jersey, you have to file a personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. Generally, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file your claim. If you do not file within two years, you will likely lose your chance to recover compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a snow and ice accident in New Jersey, reach out to our firm to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our 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.