If you were injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to properly light their establishment, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Poor lighting accidents can cause severe injuries and burdens that can last a lifetime. It is important that you reach out to our firm today to speak with our experienced New York personal injury attorneys to get started on your claim.

Where do poor lighting accidents occur in New York?

Most people may think that the premises they enter are safe, but sometimes they are not. If the public property is not adequately lit, the property can be dangerous and may result in serious injury. Even if dim lighting is a part of the ambiance of the establishment, the owner or manager nevertheless has a responsibility to ensure that they are making reasonable efforts toward a well-lit space. The most common places where poor lighting accidents happen include the following:

  • 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

What are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents?

Poor lighting accidents can cause an array of injuries that can cause serious life-long burdens. The most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents include:

  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Wrongful death

Can I recover damages for a premises liability accident?

You may be able to bring in a valid premises liability claim if you were injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to properly light their property. Severe injuries can result from poor lighting, as it can prevent an individual from being able to see changes in the pavement, obstacles, or even staircases.

If you were injured as a result of a poor lighting accident, you may be fit to receive financial compensation. The type of compensation you receive is determined by the damages you have faced and what losses you will continue to have moving forward. New York courts will typically look at both factors before making their decisions. 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

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.