Slip and Fall in New Jersey
Slip and falls can result in catastrophic, severe, and even permanent injury. These injuries can be compensated if the slip and fall was the result of someone else’s negligence. An experienced personal injury attorney can help recover the most for your slip and fall.
Keep in mind, there is a two year statute of limitations for slip and falls and other personal injury claims in New Jersey. Two years begins from the date of injury. This means that if you do not bring a lawsuit within two years from the date of injury, you will lose your right to file a lawsuit in the future. It is vital that you do not hesitate, even after the injury just occurred, as there may be issues of causation, treatment, and interceding factors that may affect your claim for damages from a slip and fall.
With slip and falls, there are also issues of liability. Liability simply means who is responsible. If you slip and fall on the sidewalk, who is responsible? The answer may be more complex, as there are instances where the people living on the property may not be the ones responsible for maintenance and care of the sidewalk. The township may be responsible, or there may be tenants on the property and it is actually the landlord who is responsible.
After you establish liability, who pays for injury? The issue of insurance is also a complex situation involving slip and falls and other personal injury cases.
If you have a slip and fall recently, contact a personal injury lawyer today. At Hark & Hark, we help clients with slip and fall, car accidents, truck crashes, premises liability, dog bite injuries, and more.
For personal injury matters, you pay nothing upfront, and our fee is paid as a percentage of your recovery. At Hark & Hark, we represent clients for any case in any county in New Jersey including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean, and Salem counties.