If you have been injured in a snow or ice accident on another person’s property, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost past and future wages, in-home care, and more. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about the process going forward:
What are the most common contributors to snow and ice accidents?
When property owners fail to shovel or salt their walkways, allow their railings to remain icy, and fail to remove all hanging icicles in a timely fashion, people are very often injured as a result. After a weather event, property owners are legally bound to remove all hazardous conditions associated with that event within a certain period of time.
How are individuals injured when they are involved in a snow or ice accident?
Since these accidents generally happen suddenly, people have very little time to respond and protect themselves. Some of the most common injuries sustained in snow and ice accidents are head trauma, including concussions, back injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, and lacerations.
How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation?
To qualify for financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, as oftentimes insurance companies will try to deny you the compensation you deserve by disproving your claim. This is why it is always best to hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. An attorney will fight to obtain security camera footage of the incident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused it, or police reports documenting exactly what happened.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
Every state has a different statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury claims. Essentially, the statute of limitations is the amount of time you have after the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against another party. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be denied the right to sue. The sooner you file, the better. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started.
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.