There are many people in the state of New York who decorate their property for the holidays, whether it may be Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. During this time of year, there are usually many people coming on and off others’ properties. This can make it possible for accidents to happen if property owners are not cautious. If a person becomes injured as a result, they may file a premises liability claim. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for help with your case.
How Can I Protect Myself from a Lawsuit?
All property owners in New York are required to maintain a safe premises for those who come on and off their grounds. This is to ensure they do not cause harm as a result of their negligence. A property can become hazardous if the owner is not careful when they place these decorations on their grounds, especially on any stairs. If guests on the property do not see the decorations, they can sustain serious injuries if they trip and fall. That is why property owners should make sure decorations are visible by placing them in open areas with good lighting.
What do I do if I’m Injured on Someone’s Property?
Property owners whose negligence causes an accident can be held liable by the injured party to recover compensation for damages. To begin, the injured party must document everything they can about the accident. This can be done by taking pictures of the conditions, contacting emergency services, writing down witness contact information, receiving medical care, and more. This information can be used to prove the property owner’s negligence. In doing so, it is important to keep the statute of limitations in mind. The statute of limitations is a deadline the injured party must meet when filing a claim, otherwise they can lose their chance to do so. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the injury.
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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.