The approaching holiday season is an exciting time for many people. To show spirit for festivities such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, they may decorate their lawns. However, in doing so, it is important to do so carefully. This is because property owners owe a duty of care to those who come onto their grounds. Failing to uphold his duty can cause serious accidents to happen, resulting in injuries and premises liability claims. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for help with your case.
How Can I Protect Myself from a Lawsuit?
It is important that all lawn items and decorations on a property in New Jersey are placed with caution. This is especially so if they are put on any stairs. When people come on and off another’s property, such as while trick-or-treating, they may not always see where these items and decorations are placed. This can cause them to sustain serious injuries if they trip and fall over them. It is because of this that it is crucial for property owners to make sure they are visible by placing them in open spaces that are properly lit.
What do I do if I’m Injured on Someone’s Property?
After an accident happens due to the negligence of a property owner and people become injured as a result, they can pursue legal action to recover compensation for damages. In order to do so, it is important to take certain steps. This includes documenting everything possible about the accident, such as taking pictures of the conditions, contacting emergency services, writing down witness contact information, receiving medical care, and more. This can all be used later on to prove the property owner’s negligence. In doing so, injured parties need to keep the statute of limitations in mind. This is a deadline they are required to meet when filing a claim, otherwise they can lose their opportunity to do so. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury.
Contact our Firm
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 send us an email through our online contact form.