Protecting Yourself From Personal Injury Liability in New Jersey

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As you know, Halloween is right around the corner. While the holiday is fun for all, it is only so if it is also safe for all. For this very reason, as a property owner, you should ensure that your property is safe for all who may enter and exit. If you fail to do so, there is a very good chance you may face a premises liability claim as a result. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about premises liability claims, how you can ensure your property is safe, and how our firm can help you or your child if you are injured due to a negligent property owner this Halloween. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How can I protect myself from a personal injury lawsuit?

This Halloween, you should be very careful about where you place your decorations, and be careful about what you place on your steps. Trick-or-treaters will be coming around in the dark, so it is very possible that they may not see potential safety hazards, such as flower pots, on your steps. For this reason, you should be sure to clear all hazards away and, if you have a front porch light, turn it on so that trick-or-treaters can enjoy the night safely. Additionally, ensure that your stairs are in working condition and do not pose a safety hazard as well.

What should I do if I am injured on someone’s property due to their negligence?

If you or your child are injured on someone else’s property this Halloween, you should do everything in your power to document the incident. This means taking pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident, asking any witnesses for their contact information, calling the police if necessary, and seeking immediate medical attention. Once you do, you should ensure that your doctor provides you with all related medical documentation regarding your injuries, and finally, retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

Ensure that you file your claim promptly, as there is a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey, which means that you will only have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Our firm is ready to help.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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