Stairs are in virtually every building in New Jersey, so it is not uncommon for individuals to use them on a daily basis. That being said, many people are injured in stairwell accidents every single year. If you are someone who has been injured, you must continue reading to learn more about stairwell accidents and how our firm can help you recover the financial compensation you need. Our New Jersey premises liability attorneys are here to help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What can cause a stairwell accident?
There are various potential causes of stairwell accidents, though the most frequent are insufficient lighting, uneven spacing between steps, broken or defective steps, and even loose railings, causing unsuspecting victims to lose balance and fall.
What should I do after being injured in an accident?
If you were injured in a stairwell accident, the first thing you should do is contact the local authorities. They will send an ambulance who can help ensure your injuries are tended to. Additionally, law enforcement will write up an accident report detailing exactly what happened. You may then use this report to help prove your personal injury claim. Witness statements are also a crucial aspect of a well-rounded personal injury claim, so if you are still able, do not be afraid to ask any witnesses for their contact information.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is always the right move, as he will vigorously work to recover various types of crucial evidence, such as security camera footage of the accident taking place. Our firm has helped injured individuals recover the compensation they need for years, so why not put our experience to work for you?
How long do I have to sue a property owner after an accident in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, when people are injured in accidents, they have a certain amount of time to bring a lawsuit to a negligent property owner, known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, individuals will have two years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible for their injuries. Do not make the mistake of putting off filing–if you wait longer than the legally-acceptable two-year window, you will most likely be barred from suing.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.