Winter is right around the corner. That means there will be a far greater chance of being injured in a snow or ice accident. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common factors in snow or ice accidents?
Though of course, there are several ways in which snow or ice accidents simply cannot be attributed to a single person, there are many instances where property owners fail to carry out their duties to ensure others are safe. In New Jersey, property owners have a certain amount of time after a snowfall to shovel, salt and clear away any other debris brought about by the storm. If a property owner fails to do so and you are injured, you may have a valid premises liability lawsuit on your hands.
How are people usually hurt in snow or ice accidents?
Snow and ice accidents very often catch people off-guard and can happen in a second, which is why the injuries sustained in these accidents are usually severe. Some of the most common injuries people sustain in these accidents are back and spinal injuries, head trauma and concussions, cuts, bruises, and lacerations, and broken bones.
How can an attorney help me win a personal injury claim?
You must hire an attorney when you seek to hold another party accountable for your injuries. An attorney must prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence in order to win you the compensation you deserve. To do so, our firm will seek to obtain photos or videos of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, police reports, medical documents, and more.
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. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you have up to two years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than two years, you will be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help get the claims process started to win your compensation as quickly as we can so you may recover in peace.
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.