How to Sue After Being Injured in a Sidewalk Accident in New York City

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How to Sue After Being Injured in a Sidewalk Accident in New York City

Sidewalk accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, and they are all but uncommon in New York City. Whether you were injured due to loose debris, uneven pavement, weather-related hazards, insufficient lighting, or otherwise, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgable New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about slip and fall accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the premises liability claims process ahead after being injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I sue after being injured in an NYC sidewalk accident?

To sue after being injured, you will have to hire an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can gather all the evidence needed to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were seriously injured and incurred significant financial damages as a result. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence can include pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, witness statements, medical documents, police reports, and more.

How long can I wait to sue after being injured in an NYC sidewalk accident?

If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident, you may wish to wait to take legal action to see if your injuries heal on their own. Unfortunately, in most cases, this is not the best idea. There is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims in New York State that dictates how long individuals can wait to sue. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in NYC is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party who caused your injuries. That being said, if you were injured on property owned by a municipality, you will have far less time to file a Notice of Claim. That is why you need an attorney who can assess your situation and ensure you meet all the deadlines needed to begin the fight for the compensation you deserve and need.

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