New Jersey is home to various stairwells, and most of us use them on a daily basis without incident. This is because generally, stairwell owners carefully maintain their premises to ensure all who use the stairs are safe. Unfortunately, there are the unlucky few who find themselves in an improperly maintained stairwell. If you are someone who has been injured in a stairwell accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes stairwell accidents?
Stairwell accidents can be caused by various factors, including uneven spacing between steps, insufficiently lit stairwells, preventing individuals from seeing hazards in front of them, damaged stairs, defective or broken railings, and more.
What should I do after a stairwell accident?
When you are injured in a stairwell accident, the first thing you must do is contact the police. They will send an ambulance and write a report of the accident once they arrive. While you are waiting for your ambulance, it is always a good idea to ask any witnesses for their contact information so they may corroborate your story if need be. Lastly, though perhaps most importantly, you must seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. Our firm knows how to effectively gather and present evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. For example, our firm will work to obtain surveillance footage of the accident, which is not always easy.
How long will I have to sue another person for an injury in New Jersey?
For personal injury claims, New Jersey’s statute of limitations is two years. Simply put, you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party that caused your injuries. If you wait any longer than two years, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Bring your legal matter to our attention as soon as you can so we can begin the claims process to help you recover the compensation you need. Our firm has been helping injured clients for years, and we are ready to do the same for you.
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.