Slip and fall injuries are some of the most common injuries that can occur. Slip and fall hazards are everywhere – a recently-mopped floor, a cracked sidewalk, a wet dock, a broken step, or even an outdoor hazard covered by leaves or a tarp can create a risk for falling and sustaining a life-changing injury.
If you have been injured in a slip or a fall, you may be entitled to seek monetary compensation for your expenses through a personal injury claim. This type of claim is made against the negligent party, which is usually the owner of the property where your injury occurred in slip and fall cases. This is because property owners are required to safely maintain their properties and do all that they can to eliminate any hazards that visitors may face when on the property.
When you lose your balance, your body suffers an impact with the ground. This impact can lead to a variety of injuries, such as the following:
Do not take your injury lightly. Even if your injury seems minor, it can become much more serious if it is left untreated. Any time you are hurt, seek medical attention as soon as you can.
After you have received medical attention for your injury, you might want to file a personal injury claim. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident for adults and two years from a child’s eighteenth birthday if the victim is a child.
The first step in filing your personal injury claim is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney and discuss your case with him or her. Your attorney will determine who the negligent party in your case is and advise you about how to proceed with your claim. If he or she feels you have a valid claim, he or she will file the claim on your behalf and negotiate with the negligent party’s insurance provider to get you an appropriate settlement for your needs. During this time, you need to continue with your prescribed treatment plan and support your claim in any way possible, which may include photographs, documentation of your treatment from your healthcare provider, and testimonies from any individuals who witnessed your accident. Allow your attorney to handle the negotiation on your behalf. He or she will be able to negotiate a larger, more substantial settlement for you than you could negotiate on your own.
If you have been injured in a slip or a fall, you may be entitled to seek monetary compensation through a personal injury claim. Call The Law Office of Eric B. Hannum Esq., LLC. today at (732) 365-3299 to schedule your legal consultation with our team. We proudly serve clients in Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, and Burlington counties and will give your claim the attention and dedication to detail it deserves. Do not wait to begin working on your claim with us. Call our firm today.