It’s hard with a busy schedule, but it’s nice to get out and enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant from time to time. Unfortunately, if a restaurant owner neglects to ensure the establishment is safe for all on the premises, accidents can happen. If you were injured in a restaurant accident, there is a very good chance you are now looking into compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
How are people injured in restaurant accidents?
People can be injured in several different ways. For example, it is not uncommon for people to slip and fall due to spilled beverages without wet floor signs present. Additionally, sometimes customers can suffer from burns when handling piping hot plates. No matter the accident, if you are injured, you should not have to pay for your recovery on your own.
Do I qualify for compensation?
To qualify for compensation, you must hire an attorney who is ready to gather all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, you will have to demonstrate that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.
How do I satisfy the burden of proof?
To prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, your attorney will gather various types of evidence. For example, your attorney may use security camera footage of your accident as it happened, photos of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, witness statements verifying your claim, and more. Do not wait. Hiring an experienced attorney can make all the difference.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations is two years in New Jersey, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If you neglect to file your claim and go past the 2-year mark, you will most likely be denied the right to sue. Generally, it is best to file a lawsuit sooner than later.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us, and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today.