Can I File a Lawsuit for a Poor Lighting Accident in New Jersey?

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Poor lighting accidents can cause severe injuries. If you were injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to properly light their premises, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our firm today to speak with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to discuss your options.

Where do poor lighting accidents occur in New Jersey?

If a property has inadequate lighting, it can be very dangerous and result in severe injury. Even if dim lighting is supposed to be a part of an establishment’s ambiance, the owner or manager still has an obligation to ensure that it is reasonably safe. The most typical places that poor lighting accidents can occur are in:

  • Public restroom injuries
  • Restaurant trips and falls
  • Movie theater accidents
  • Retail store falls
  • Public transportation matters
  • Inadequately lit government buildings
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ship accidents

Can I recover damages for a premises liability accident?

If you were injured due to a property owner’s failure to properly light their premises, you may have a premises liability claim. Poor lighting can cause an individual to lose sight of changes in the pavement, obstacles, and even staircases, which can cause severe injury.

If you have been injured as a result of poor lighting, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The award you receive will be dependant on the past, current, and future burdens you are facing. New Jersey courts will look at these factors thoroughly before determining your damages. The most typical kinds of compensation that are awarded by the court include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of an individual’s accident for most personal injury claims. This suggests that if you fail to file your poor lighting accident claim within two years from the date of your injury, you will likely lose the chance to file your claim and you will also be unable to recover the damages you deserve.

Personal injury claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait to reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney to guide you through this process and ensure that you are filing your claim punctually.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.