Poor lighting accidents are serious. If you were injured in one, you will need to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney. At Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, our firm is committed to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
Where do poor lighting accidents occur in New Jersey?
Most people have trust that the public establishment they are entering is safe. However, if there is inadequate lighting, the property can be very dangerous and can result in severe injury. Even if dim lighting is a part of the ambiance of the establishment, the owner or manager still has a duty to ensure that there are reasonable efforts toward a safe space. The most typical places where poor lighting accidents happen include:
- Public restroom injuries
- Restaurant trips and falls
- Movie theater accidents
- Retail store falls
- Public transportation matters
- Inadequately lit government buildings
- Grocery stores
- Cruise ship accidents
- Poorly lit bars
Can I recover damages for a premises liability accident?
If you were injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to properly light their premises, you may have a valid premises liability claim. Poor lighting can prevent an individual from being able to see changes in the pavement, obstacles, or even staircases, which can lead to severe injury.
If you are in this unfortunate situation, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The type of compensation you receive is usually dependant on what losses you have faced and what losses you will continue to face. New Jersey courts will evaluate your circumstances according to those two factors. The most common types of compensation are awarded for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and lost future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death benefits
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in New Jersey?
The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident for most personal injury claims. This means that if you failed to file your poor lighting accident claim within two years from the date of your injury, you will likely lose the chance to file your claim and you will also be unable to recover the damages you deserve.
Personal injury claims are pressing matters. Do not wait to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through this process and ensure that you are filing your claim punctually.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.