Whenever an individual steps foot onto property that is owned by another party, whether it be municipal property, a private residence, or a retail store, they generally believe that the property is safe for them to be on. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that there are no hazards present that can cause a person to become injured. Unfortunately, when a property owner is negligent, people can get very hurt and suffer lifelong burdens as a result of the accident. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, it is important to consider your legal options because you may have a valid personal injury case.
Here are a few things to know if you are injured on property owned by someone else.
- If you do choose to bring a personal injury case, you will be responsible for proving that the property owner was negligent and that this negligence resulted in your accident. In legal terms, this is called fulfilling the burden of proof. It is important to begin collecting evidence as soon as possible to assist your case, such as photographs, surveillance videos, witness information, police reports, medical reports, and more.
- Anyone who wants to bring a personal injury case in New Jersey is also required to abide by the statutes of limitations. This is simply a deadline by which all cases must be filed, otherwise, the injured party will not be able to pursue damages. New Jersey’s statutes of limitations for personal injury matters is two years from the date of the accident.
- In a successful injury case, you may be able to recover compensation that is known as damages. There are noneconomic and economic damages. Economic damages may include the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and the need to hire outside help to conduct daily life. Noneconomic damages may include emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.
- It can be difficult to determine who is liable in an injury case. Therefore, it is a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as possible to start gathering the necessary information.
If you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence and were injured on their property, contact our firm today to discuss your case.
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 because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.