Morristown Government Property Injury Attorney
Protecting Injured Clients Across Morris County and Sussex County
Personal injury premises liability claims can result from an individual becoming injured on someone else’s property. This includes government properties such as Post Offices, Courthouses, and Jails, and federal, state, and local government properties must be maintained to the same safety standards as any public facing organization.
In New Jersey, proprietors are responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for guests and patrons. Individuals injured as a result of hazardous conditions on government property such as state highways, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Court Houses, and more may find the government liable.
At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, we have decades of experience helping clients recover financial compensation for their injuries to cover costly expenses including medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering just to name a few. Our firm believes in handling each personal injury case with an open mind, working with our clients and their families to understand their individual needs and concerns. This focus on compassionate legal service is a large part of our stellar reputation in local New Jersey communities in Morris County and Sussex County such as Dover, Rockaway, Parsippany, Newton, Netcong, and Morristown.
If you or a loved one has been injured on government property, contact our Morristown government property injury attorney today through our Morristown office or our Newton office for a free and confidential consultation regarding your accident, your resulting injuries, and how we can best serve your needs through a personal injury claim.
Netcong Personal Injury Lawyer: What is Different About Accidents on Government Property?
In many ways, filing a personal injury claim against the state of New Jersey or the federal government is exactly the same as a standard premises liability lawsuit. Our Newton personal injury attorney will gather evidence, find fault, prove the nature and extent of your injuries, and sue for damages. However, there are a handful of specific guidelines for filing personal injury claims against state and federal government entities.
The first and most crucial difference is the time period during which victims are eligible to begin the legal process. Personal injury statutes of limitations in New Jersey are generally two (2) years after the injurious incident. For claims against the government, there is a shorter time frame of only 90 days. All lawsuits against the NJ state government to recover “physical damage” must begin with a notice of claim. If such a claim is not submitted within 90 days, the legal right to financial compensation is forfeit.
The other primary difference when suing the government is the overall time frame for legal proceedings. After filing your initial notice of claim, it will take a minimum of 90 days and a maximum of six (6) months to receive a response. During this time, the government will conduct an investigation into your claim and may come back to you for additional information. It is also important to understand that there are limits to what can be recovered in a suit against the government.
Dover Government Property Injury Lawyer Recovers Compensation
With all the red tape involved in a personal injury claim against the government, our Dover government property injury law firm believes that our extensive legal experience uniquely positions our firm to seek full and fair compensation for our clients. This is a general outline of what our clients can expect if they have been injured on government property.
- Initial consultation with our legal team regarding your accident and your resulting injuries
- If you have not already, seeking medical attention as soon as possible to receive an official diagnosis and necessary medical treatment
- Filing a notice of claim as soon as possible to meet the 90-day requirement. This notice of claim is a vital step in the process not only to meet the state requirements but also to clearly state the nature of your personal injury claim. Keep in mind that this form will be the basis of your case moving forward and failure to properly fill out its contents could potentially lead to an early dismissal
- We will work with you to honestly and advantageously answer any further questions the government examiners may have
- Our legal team will present our evidence, proving that your injury was the direct result of negligent or reckless behaviors of a government employee or institution
- We will work to recover the financial compensation to which you and your family are entitled pursuant to New Jersey Revised Statutes Title 59 – Claims Against Public Entities
Contact a Government Property Accident Attorney with Offices in Sussex County and Morris County Today
Personal injury attorney Michael Burakoff has been serving clients who have suffered serious accidents on public property since he began practicing law in 1976. A dedication to dynamic legal services, an attention to detail, and a client-first mentality has enabled our firm and Michael Burakoff to recover tens of millions of dollars for clients from New Jersey towns including Morristown, Newton, Netcong, Chatham, Denville, Dover, Parsippany, Hopatcong, Florham Park, Sussex County, and Morris County. Lean on our extensive experience to protect your legal rights and recover the full and fair compensation you need to secure your family’s financial future.
For a free and confidential consultation with a member of our qualified legal staff, contact us online or over the phone by calling our Newton office or our Morristown office at 973-455-1567 today.