Recovering Compensation After a Sidewalk Accident in New Jersey

Most people do not think of the sidewalk as a particularly dangerous place, especially given the fact that its whole purpose is to keep pedestrians safe and off the road. However, when property owners do not exercise their duty of care to ensure all safety hazards are removed in a timely fashion, people are very often injured as a result. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents include standing water, cracked or uneven surfaces, loose debris, and weather-related safety hazards, such as snow or ice left unattended past the legally acceptable period of time.

If you are someone who has been injured in a sidewalk accident, you are most likely now looking to recover financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost current and future wages, and more. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help you in your time of need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I recover compensation after an accident?

To successfully sue a property owner, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of his or her negligence. Unfortunately, this is oftentimes not as easy as you may think, which is why you must hire an experienced attorney who is trained and battle-tested in recovering compensation for those who need it most. To prove your personal injury claim, your attorney will work to recover pictures or videos of the accident, police reports of the incident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, witness testimony verifying your claim, 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?

The term “statute of limitations” simply refers to the amount of time you have to take legal action against another person. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent party. Do not let yourself fall into the trap of waiting too long to file. The sooner you reach out to our firm, the better. We are ready to seek justice on your behalf as soon as possible.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

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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