What You Need to Know About Sidewalk Accidents in New Jersey

There are few things more jarring than walking along a sidewalk, only to unknowingly encounter a safety hazard that causes you to sustain a serious injury. If you are someone who has been wrongly injured in a sidewalk accident, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process going forward:

How do I sue for an injury sustained in a sidewalk accident in New Jersey?

To win a premises liability lawsuit, you will have to prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions present, failed to take action to fix those conditions, and that you sustained serious injuries and incurred significant financial damages as a result. Our firm can work to uncover security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe conditions, witness statements corroborating your claim, medical documents, and more to prove your personal injury claim.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, all those who have been wrongly injured must abide by the statute of limitations. Simply put, this means that you will have to file your personal injury claim in a certain amount of time. However, when it comes to sidewalk accidents, the amount of time you have to sue greatly varies depending on whose property you were injured on. If you were injured on a sidewalk adjacent to a private property owner’s home, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against that property owner. However, if you were injured on property owned by a municipality, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of your accident. This is why it is so crucial you reach out to an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Our firm can analyze your situation and determine the party responsible for your injuries so you can be sure you file your claim on time. For any additional questions, give us a call today. We are ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead.


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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