If you are injured on another person’s property, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, it is important to determine whether you have a valid case. Read on to learn more about what makes a premises liability case valid in New Jersey.
What makes a premises liability case valid?
To have a possible premises liability claim, an individual is required to show that the property owner knew, or should have known, about the dangerous property conditions, failed to take action to fix them and that an injury occurred as a direct result. This can be difficult to prove, so it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Fulfilling the burden of proof:
In order to provide proof of negligence, it is important to take the following steps after an accident:
- Call 911: Be sure to call 911 right after an accident occurs. The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more.
- Seek medical attention: It is important to go to the hospital after an accident. This will ensure that your injuries receive medical attention while simultaneously providing you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents, as they can play a large role in a personal injury case.
- While waiting for the ambulance:
- Document the scene- Take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. If possible, document the hazardous conditions that caused the accident to occur.
- Obtain witness contacts- If anyone saw your accident occur, ask for their name and contact information. They may be able to provide important witness testimony.
- File your claim in time: You will have to file your claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to take legal action.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with an experienced attorney.
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