Accidents are an unfortunate reality of life. They can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. Sometimes, they are due to a person’s own fault. Other times, they may happen because of another person’s neglect. When a person or establishment fails to provide others with a lawful standard of care, a personal injury accident can happen. This is when someone is injured as a result of another person’s neglect. If this happens, an injured party may want to file a claim for a personal injury lawsuit to hold the negligent party liable.
A premises liability case is when a person sustains an injury because another party failed to keep their property in a safe condition. Premises liability law covers situations such as slip and fall accidents, dangerous conditions, defective security, inadequate maintenance, school negligence, and more.
Property owners are legally obligated to keep a safe property. This is so that people who come onto their property are safe and do not sustain any injuries. This requires property owners to make repairs, warn people about unsafe conditions, make sure the property is safe, and provide any necessary security measures. When people are injured on another’s property, the property owner can be held liable for negligence.
Injured parties must pursue a personal injury lawsuit if they wish to hold a negligent party responsible for their actions. During this process, they are required to prove two things: the party was obligated to take care of the property they were injured on and their injuries were a result of this party’s inability to do so.
A product liability case takes place when someone becomes injured due to a defective product. This can be seen if a mistake is made or manufacturers deviate from protocol during product production. When something is not made correctly, it can become faulty and severely injure a person. There are three main categories of defects seen in product liability cases:
- Design defect: When a designer does not account for a user’s safety when creating the product
- Manufacturer defect: When a manufacturer strays from the usual production process, causing the product to injure someone
- Failure to warn: When a company fails to provide a warning label for a product that can hurt someone if it used incorrectly
Statute of Limitations
Those who are injured in personal injury accident should not wait too long to file a claim for a lawsuit. This is because there is a statute of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit. A statute of limitations is a deadline that requires the injured party to file a claim within a certain amount of time. If they do not, they may lose their right to do so. The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in New York is three years.
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