When we hear the word “accident,” we generally think of an automobile crash. However, accidents can happen anyplace, anywhere, and if you are someone who has recently sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident on another person’s property, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation. Please read on and reach out to our Bergen County personal injury attorneys to learn more about slip and fall accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of slip and fall accidents?
Slip and fall accidents can happen for many different reasons, though they are usually the result of negligence. When property owners or those who work for the property fail to take certain safety precautions, the grounds can become unsafe and injure others as a result. For example, spills left unattended in store aisles, potholes left unfixed in parking lots, uneven pavement, poorly placed floor mats, or even weather-related hazards left alone long after a reasonable amount of time has passed all cause serious slip and fall accidents.
Who is responsible for an injury sustained in a slip and fall accident?
In most cases, as long as your New Jersey personal injury attorney can prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe condition, failed to take action to fix it, and that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result, there is a very good chance that you can sue that property owner for your injuries.
What should I do if I am injured in a slip and fall accident?
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you should take several steps to document the incident to increase your chances of winning a future claim. Those steps are as follows:
- Call the police and, if you were injured in a store, notify the store owner of your injury.
- Take pictures of the condition that caused your accident.
- Gather witness contact information.
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.
How long will I have to sue a property owner for an injury in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years, which means that you must sue the property owner responsible for your injuries within two years of the date of your accident. If you wait too long, you will most likely be barred from suing.
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