Atlantic County’s seaside tourist destinations serve as commercial hubs, centers of employment and permanent homes for many of the county’s full-time residents. Permanent fixtures of Atlantic County’s shore towns should take preventative measures year-round to mitigate the risk of accidents, but that doesn’t always happen. Unwary travelers through the county can unknowingly encounter dangerous situations that can lead to significant injuries.
Life-threatening situations don’t just occur on the county’s roadways. Employees working in restaurants, clubs and other popular tourist destinations can easily sustain injuries from a variety of circumstances, just as easily as tourists and other visitors.
Leisure and hospitality businesses occupy a large chunk of Atlantic County’s employment sectors as of 2011. Workers in shore towns, particularly Atlantic City, are dependent on tourism and healthy consumer spending to pay the bills.
Personal injuries in the workplace can occur as a result of employer negligence. Failing to properly maintain safe facilities and inform workers of areas where they may be at higher risk for accidents can entitle injured employees to pursue employers for damages. Employers with large numbers of workers in multiple areas have duties to ensure employees work in safe conditions and don’t purposefully allow them to come to harm. If this happens, you will likely want a New Jersey personal injury attorney.
In New Jersey, adults have two years from the date of injury to file a civil claim against responsible parties. Courts dismiss any personal injury claims made past this deadline. For children, the statute of limitations is two years from the date they turn 18 (20 years old), not the original accident date.
Finding out the negligence of another led to your injuries is a shocking event. You may not know who to trust or who to turn to for help as you attempt to recover your quality of life. Hiring an experienced Marlton personal injury attorney is essential to preserve your legal rights to compensation. The attorneys at Console and Associates P.C., understand the personal injury risks facing employees, tourists, and residents in Atlantic County.
Through the last 25 years, we have represented clients all over New Jersey. Contact one of our attorneys today at (267) 463-2464 for a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case.