As New Yorkers begin bracing themselves for the cold over the course of the next few months, you can bet that more and more slip and fall accidents, due to snow and ice, will begin to occur. If you find yourself in a situation where you have been injured in a snow and ice accident, you may now be seeking compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Please read on to learn more about what our firm can do for you:
How do I recover compensation after a snow or ice accident in New York?
To win a personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. In New York, property owners are obligated to salt and shovel their walkways, steps, and sidewalks within four hours if the snow stops during daylight hours between 7:00 a.m. and 4:59 p.m. Therefore, if you are someone who was injured on another person’s property after the property owner should have tended to the snow, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
To prove your claim, your attorney will use surveillance photos of the accident, police reports of the incident, witness statements confirming your claim, and more. Additionally, you should always seek medical attention after an accident, even if you do not initially feel injured. Certain ailments take a couple of days to set in, so it is important you do the proactive thing and receive assistance immediately. Not only are you benefitting your health, but you will also receive medical documentation regarding the severity of your injuries, which you may also use to prove your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
Every state has a statute of limitations for individuals to take legal action against another. In New York State, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years. Simply put, this means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent property owner. If you do not file within three years, you will be denied your right to sue. Reach out to our firm as soon as possible so we can begin the claims process.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, 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.