Though generally, we do not consider simply walking down the sidewalk as dangerous, the truth is, more people are injured in sidewalk accidents on a yearly basis than you may think. If you have been injured and are now seeking financial compensation, please read on and reach out to our seasoned firm to learn more about how we can help.
What causes sidewalk accidents?
There are several causes of sidewalk accidents, though they almost always trace back to sidewalk owner negligence. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents are surface problems, inadequate lighting, loose debris, poor weather conditions left unattended, and more.
How do I know if I am eligible for compensation after a sidewalk accident?
To recover financial compensation after a sidewalk accident, your attorney will first have to determine who is responsible for your injuries. While you may be under the assumption that your city or municipality is responsible for the accident, in many cases, property or homeowners are actually the responsible parties. If you are someone who has been injured at the hands of a negligent property owner or municipality, you are most likely eligible for financial compensation.
To prove your personal injury claim, your attorney will use several types of valuable evidence. For example, your attorney may use surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, witness testimony, police reports, and more.
Additionally, you should understand how important it is that you seek medical attention in the hours after your accident, as a medical professional will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documentation regarding the extent of your injuries.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of New Jersey?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of New Jersey is two years. Rather simply, this means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. While this may sound like you have a lot of time on your hands, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better. Fortunately, our firm is ready to fight for your compensation as soon as you reach out to us. We are here to help.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.