With the winter months approaching, we will begin to see more and more snow and ice accidents. If you have been involved in a snow and ice accident, there is a very good chance you are now severely injured and are seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and any other damages you may have incurred. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident when it snows?
Generally, in the state of New Jersey, property owners are responsible for removing all snow and ice within twelve daylight hours of the weather event. Therefore, you were injured after the 12-hour window, there is a very good chance you may hold a property owner liable. When you sue a property owner for negligence, it is known as a premises liability lawsuit.
How do I recover financial compensation for my injuries?
To win a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, insurance companies may not give you the compensation you need without putting up a fight. That is why you should never try and go it alone.
Should I hire an attorney?
It is always a good idea to hire an attorney who has years of experience winning personal injury claims under his belt. A knowledgeable and skilled attorney will be able to obtain and present all the evidence needed for a convincing claim. For example, an attorney may recover security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, police reports of the incident, eyewitness statements verifying your claim, medical documents, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, which means that injured parties will have two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent property owner. If you wait for any longer than two years, you will be denied your right to financial compensation. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started as soon as possible.
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.