Accidents on Public Property in New Jersey
Call the Lawyers with a History of Getting Results for the Injured
When you’re hurt in an accident caused by a property owners’ negligence, you have the right to seek financial compensation. What if the accident happened on public property? You can still seek financial compensation, but the rules are different. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC can guide you through the process. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury, Freehold and Newark.
If you were hurt on public property, it is very important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Under the law, written notice must be given to any public entity responsible within 90 days of the date of your injury, or you will lose the right to seek compensation. When you come talk to us, we can get started on your claim right away to protect your rights.
Examples of public entities that can be sued include:
- Cities and towns
- The State of New Jersey
- New Jersey Transit
- The New Jersey Department of Transportation
- Local police departments
Like other property owners, public entities have a responsibility to keep premises safe for visitors. When they fail to meet this responsibility, people can get hurt. An injury can leave victims with big medical bills, and a loss of income if they have to miss work. If you were hurt on public property, our premises liability attorneys can help you get justice.
Attorneys Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
We build strong cases based on facts. Our legal team investigates your accident and gathers evidence that shows negligence led to the accident that left you hurt. We review all relevant documentation. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult experts who can help us understand how the accident happened and determine liability.
Our Lawyers Know How To Establish Negligence
We also determine all the damages you have suffered. This can include medical expenses for treating your injury – both now and in the future. We also take other damages into account, such as pain and suffering.
Our personal injury attorneys are determined to help you get the best possible outcome in your case. Many times, this can be done through a negotiated settlement. If the public entity won’t agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we will be prepared to take them to court.
We’ve Been Helping The Injured For Generations
Shebell & Shebell, LLC has been helping the injured throughout New Jersey since 1927. Our founder Thomas Shebell grew up in a working-class family and focused on building a family-oriented firm that people could trust. Our firm has grown since then, but we still have that same focus.
Don’t delay. If you were hurt on public property, or in an incident involving a public employee, talk to an attorney as soon as possible. You may not be sure if you have a case, but you should at least learn about what your options are. We can review the details of your accident and answer any questions you have.