New York has countless sidewalks that people utilize daily. If you were injured on a sidewalk, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and your options. Our dedicated Queens slip & fall accident attorneys are on your side.
What are the common causes of sidewalk accidents in New York?
There are a number of different causes of sidewalk accidents in New York. For one, many property owners are unaware of the fact that they are accountable for maintaining their sidewalks and keeping them safe for all passersby. Some of the most typical causes of sidewalk accidents arise from this negligence and can be the result of issues like loose debris, standing water, uneven surfaces, potholes, and weather-related hazards, such as snow, left unattended past the reasonably acceptable period of time.
Can I pursue legal action after a sidewalk accident in New York?
If you were injured on a sidewalk as a result of another’s negligence, you may want to consider your legal options. If you choose to do so, the first step is to hire a skilled attorney who is qualified of determining whether a municipality or a private sidewalk owner is responsible for the injuries you have sustained. After your attorney has decided who is in charge of keeping the sidewalk risk-free, he or she can then start acquiring and putting pieces of evidence together to prove that the accident was their fault.
In order to walk away with a successful personal injury claim, your attorney will help you obtain pictures or videos of the accident, witness testimony proving your claim, police reports documenting the incident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, and more.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New York?
It is important to recognize that the state of New York has a statute of limitations of three years for most personal injury claims. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than the legally permitted period of time, you will most likely be denied your privilege to pursue legal action. Our firm is prepared to help you fight for the compensation you need to heal. Reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our Queens personal injury attorneys.
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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.