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If I’m Hurt on My Friend’s Property, Do I Have to Sue Them?

If you have been injured on a friend’s property due to unsafe conditions, you may be seeking financial compensation, but have reservations about taking legal action against your friend. If this is the case, it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will walk you through the claims filing process that will avoid awkward interactions with your friend. Continue reading to discover the steps you should take following an accident to set yourself up for a successful premises liability claim. If you have any further questions regarding this scenario, reach out to our experienced personal injury firm today.

Will I have to sue my friend for an injury sustained on his property?

Fortunately, you will not have to sue your friend directly if you have been injured in an accident on their property. Instead, you will take legal action with their insurance company. This should drastically reduce any financial burdens pointed toward your friend.

What should I do after being injured in an accident?

Take the following steps if you have been injured on a friend’s property due to unsafe conditions:

  1. Call 911. The police will document the accident by conducting a police report.
  2. The police should bring an ambulance to the scene. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  3. Collect all medical documentation once your treatment is complete.
  4. Take photos of the scene of the accident.
  5. Take photos of your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. They will assist you in opening a case and fight for your right to compensation.

What is the statute of limitations for a premises liability claim in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally two years in the state of New Jersey. This means that you will have exactly two years’ time from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your accident. It is important that you take action within his period of time to avoid being barred from suing. Reach out to our experienced personal injury firm today to learn how we can assist you. We would be happy to begin the claims filing process as soon as possible.

Contact our Firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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