As opposed to many other forms of personal injuries, slip, trip, or falls don’t always lead to an immediate, noticeable injury. How many of us have suffered a minor accident, only to begin feeling the damage days later? In some instances, the physical symptoms associated with injuries takes some time to manifest – days, weeks, or even months. This means that some slip and fall cases aren’t recognized till well after they have occurred. By then the obvious question becomes – can I even take legal action at this point?
The good news is you still have a chance to file. Under New Jersey state law, victims of slip, trip, or fall injuries have two years, starting from the moment of the accident, in which to file a claim. This is known as the statute of limitations, and it impacts every part of our country’s legal system. Generally speaking, two years is more than enough time for individuals to bring their claims forward and begin the legal process. While slip, trip, and fall injuries may not be immediately apparent, two years is usually enough of a window in which injury symptoms will show.
However, it is important to keep in mind that while the statute of limitation may have not run out, slip, trip, and fall accidents require a great deal of research. The sooner your legal team can begin investigating your case, the better your odds will be. Property managers can quickly cover up whatever negligence may have caused your accident or find a way to combat your claim.
Don’t let that happen – contact the New Jersey premises liability attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today to get the help you need before it is too late. We have helped many injured New Jersey residents get the financial settlement they needed to heal and move on.
Call us today at (609) 240-0040.