If you were injured on another’s property in New York, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a premises liability claim. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced Queens slip & fall accident attorneys today.
How does New York define premises liability?
In New York, property owners have a responsibility to make sure that their property is safe for those who enter it. If there is a hazard or dangerous condition on a property owner’s grounds that were known of or should have been known of, and someone was injured as a result, the property owner may be held accountable. Some of the most common kinds of premises liability hazards in New York include:
- Slippery substances
- Code violations
- Weather conditions
- Dangerous animals
- Noxious substances
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
These dangers can cause a number of different property accidents. If you were severely injured as a result of another’s negligence, you may be qualified to receive financial compensation.
What should I do after I have been injured on another’s property?
If you believe you may have a premises liability claim, it is important to collect evidence after your injury if you are able. Be sure to follow these steps to ensure that you have obtained as much evidence as possible:
- Call 911 – The police can file a police report and dispatch an ambulance.
- Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including the dangerous conditions that lead to your injuries, in addition to your injuries.
- Receive contact information from any witnesses to the accident. This may be helpful later on when you are making your claim with your lawyer.
- Obtain medical attention as soon as possible to make sure your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor for documentation of your injuries, including the origin and severity of them.
- Hire an experienced New York personal injury lawyer. In many cases, personal injury lawyers can acquire further evidence to bolster your claim. For instance, they can request security camera footage.
- File your claim as soon as you can. Keep in mind that New York has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims of three years from the date of your accident. If you do not file your premises liability claim within that time, you may jeopardize the possibility of not being able to file that claim.
It is critical that you gather as much evidence as possible at the time of the accident, because a property owner may be able to quickly resolve the hazard, which in turn erases the evidence. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your legal options. Our Queens personal injury attorneys are on your side.
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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.