Though many of us go up and down flights of stairs daily and without incident, when stairways are improperly maintained, there is a very good chance an accident can happen. If you have 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. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes stairwell accidents?
Stairwell accidents, unfortunately, can happen for several reasons. Some of the most common causes of stairwell accidents can include insufficient lighting, unevenly spaced stairs, broken railings, causing individuals to lose balance, and more.
How do I know if I am eligible for compensation after an accident?
To qualify for financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, so it is always best to retain the legal services of an experienced attorney. If your attorney can prove that you were injured because a property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe stairwell conditions and failed to take action to fix the hazard, there is a very good chance you will win compensation.
When proving your claim, your attorney will work to uncover various types of evidence, including pictures or videos of the accident or the safety hazard that caused your accident, witness statements, police reports, medical documents, and more. When you hire an experienced attorney, you can ensure you have someone who knows the ins and outs of the claims process, which will maximize your chances of winning your claim.
How long will I have to sue a negligent property owner in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, people have a certain amount of time to take legal action against a negligent party for the injuries they have sustained in an accident. Since the statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits in the state of New Jersey is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. If you wait longer than the legally-acceptable window of time, you will generally be denied financial compensation, no matter how badly you truly need it. Do not let this happen. Our firm is here to begin the claims process so we can win you the compensation you deserve.
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.