Millville Slip & Fall Lawyer
Falls are a leading cause of injuries including death in Millville, New Jersey. If you have been hurt because of a Millville property owner or manager’s negligence, you or your family may have the legal right to collect monetary damages for your harm. Before you can recover monetary compensation though, you need to know your rights including the kind of compensation you are able to recover against the careless Millville property owner, tenant, manager or other possessor. If you or a loved one have been injured because of a dangerous or unsafe property, call or text me, Joseph Monaco, to learn how a Millville Slip & Fall Lawyer can help you. I have been helping New Jersey injury victims obtain monetary recoveries since 1989. Insurance companies know me and that I thoroughly investigate my cases and work hard through trial if a fair settlement offer is not received.
Damages in Millville Premises Liability Cases
If you or a family meber have been wrongfully injured or killed in Milville, New Jersey, you are able to recover compensation for your past, current, and future:
Medical Bills: If a property owner is negligent or careless, they will be obligated to pay any out of pocket medical bills you incur as a result of your injuries. This includes hospital visits, surgeries, doctor appointments, medication, diagnostic tests such as a MRI, medical equipment and rehabilitation therapies.
Lost Earnings: Any money or benefits that you are unable to receive because you have been wrongfully injured may be reimbursable.
Physical & Emotional Pain and Suffering: Placing a value on non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of life’s pleasures is often difficult to do. That’s why having an experienced Millville Slip and Fall Lawyer representing you can help paint a picture of the suffering you have endured.
Household Help or Other Services: If you have to hire someone to clean your home or babysit your children because your injuries prevent you from doing activities like this yourself, you are entitled to monetary reimbursement from the reckless of careless Millville property owner, manager or tenant.
What Steps Should be Taken After a Millville Slip and Fall Accident?
Before pursuing a Millville premises liability claim, it is important to determine who controls the property where the incident occurred so the claim can be reported to the proper parties. Surveillance video is common and a request to preserve it needs to made to the person or entity responsible for the property. Responsibility can rest with many parties including the owner, landlord, property manager, tenant, security company or anyone involved in the care of the property such as a snow removal or maintenance company. When reporting the fall, keep it simple and limit the information provided to your name, time, date, and location. Do not fill out an incident report or provide a recorded statement without consulting a trial lawyer first.
The evidence you collect right after the accident is crucial for a successful recovery. You should take photographs with your cell phone and get contact information for potential witnesses.
Premises liability claims can be covered by many forms of liability insurance including homeowner, general liability and umbrella. Insurance companies are in business to make a profit and paying you as little as possible is a simply way to increase profits. Given such, it is important to be cautious when negotiating with insurance claim representatives. This includes hiring a Millville Slip and Fall Lawyer to work on your behalf.
How Long Do You Have to File a Millville Lawsuit?
In most cases, you have two years to file a slip and fall lawsuit with the Court; however, if you are suing a government body like a township or New Jersey Transit, you have to report the claim in writing within 90 days or your claim will be forever barred. Cases involving children have until two years after the child’s 18th birthday to file a lawsuit with the Court. There are other exceptions that may shorten or lengthen the time period. Get the advice of a lawyer to know what steps need to be taken.
Speak with a Millville Slip & Fall Lawyer Today
Call or text me, Joseph Monaco, at 609-277-3166 or complete the online contact form to reach me. Either way, I am easily accessible. Plus, I offer a Free Consultation and the No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee. Don’t wait. Contact me as soon as possible to avoid your rights being are lost forever.