Common NYC Safety Hazards in the Spring | What to Know

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Common NYC Safety Hazards in the Spring | What to Know

As you know, the winter months can be extremely dangerous when it comes to slip and fall hazards, as snow and ice is notorious for causing such accidents regularly. However, with spring only 10 days away, it’s finally time for us to begin putting the winter behind us. Unfortunately, though the spring weather is largely welcome after this long winter, there are a wide variety of safety hazards that will accompany the spring season. One of the greatest safety hazards in the spring is wet surfaces, in large part due to lots of rain, as well as the freezing and thawing of snow and ice. While at times, slip and fall accidents due to wet surfaces are unavoidable, this is not always the case, and property owners are responsible for ensuring their properties are safe for all who exit and enter them. For example, with the wet months up ahead, many people will be constantly tracking liquids into retail stores, schools, restaurants, and more, and these establishments are responsible for ensuring they do what they can to eliminate the unsafe conditions, or at least alert others of the conditions by placing “wet floor” signs where appropriate. If they fail to do so and you are hurt, you may have a valid premises liability claim. Please continue reading and speak with our Bronx personal injury lawyer to learn more about premises liability claims in NYC. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after a slip and fall accident?

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you should take the following steps to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures of the unsafe property conditions that caused you to slip and fall.
  4. Seek immediate medical treatment.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer.

How long will I have to take legal action after a slip and fall accident in NYS?

If you are injured in New York State, in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. That being said, the sooner you bring your personal injury claim to our firm’s attention, the better off you will be. We are ready to assist you today.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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