What is the Statute Of Limitations For a Slip and Fall Claim in NJ?

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When you get injured in an accident, you can sue for damages. It is important to remember that you do not have an unlimited amount of time to sue though. The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations. So if you are thinking about making a slip and fall claim, you should act quickly and talk to our Monmouth County slip and fall accident attorneys about your options.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Slip and Fall Claim?

The state of New Jersey gives you two years to make your slip and fall claim. That can seem like a long time, but you would be surprised at how quickly the time can pass as you recover from injuries and try to get back into your normal routine. You should act quickly so that you do not miss your chance to sue for compensation.

You should also know that the timeline is different if you get hurt on government property. If you plan to sue a city, town, or municipality, there are special rules. A notice of claim must be submitted within 90 days. Then a lawsuit can move forward. A lawyer from our firm would be happy to tell you more about the process.

What Are Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

Many hazards can cause falls and injuries. It’s a property owner’s responsibility to keep their property free from such dangerous conditions. You may be able to submit a slip and fall claim if you were hurt due to:

  • Wet floors
  • Damaged stairways and banisters
  • Damaged or uneven walkways
  • Poor lighting
  • Exposed wiring and cords

What Should I Do After I Get Hurt in a Slip and Fall?

After you get hurt in a slip and fall, you should immediately begin building your case. Take pictures of the accident scene and the hazard. If there are witnesses, get their contact info. If you are asked to fill out some kind of incident report, do that and make sure you get a copy. Then make sure that you do not say anything that implies that you are at fault. Get medical care as soon as possible and talk to a lawyer.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Win in a Personal Injury Case?

When you make a slip and fall claim, you can be reimbursed for many of the costs associated with the accident. You can also be compensated for the trauma you experienced. A fair offer should make up for:

  • Lost wages
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Any other pain and suffering experienced as a result of the accident

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Time is of the essence, so make moves to learn more about your legal options today. Contact the Wilton Law Firm and ask to schedule a free consultation with our team. We can take a closer look at your case and tell you how you should proceed.