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Injured in a Sidewalk Accident? Here’s What You Should Know.

If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible to recover compensation. To learn more about filing a claim after a sidewalk accident, continue reading and reach out to an experienced New York City slip and fall lawyer here at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny.

What are the most common causes of sidewalk accidents?

There are a variety of different factors that may lead to sidewalk accidents. In many cases, sidewalk accidents are caused by unsafe conditions and negligence. The following are the most common unsafe sidewalk conditions that lead to accidents:

  • Exposed tree roots
  • Debris left uncleared
  • Sinking sidewalks
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Wet sidewalks
  • Cracked sidewalks

Do I have a valid claim after being injured in a sidewalk accident?

To learn if you have a valid claim after being injured in a sidewalk accident, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney will determine the liable party and this will help you to decide if you will file a Notice of Claim or a standard personal injury claim. Moving forward, your attorney will collect various forms of evidence to satisfy the burden of proof such as pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, surveillance footage of the accident, police reports, witness statements, and medical documentation. You should be able to recover compensation if you are able to prove that you were injured due to the sidewalk owner’s negligence.

What is the statute of limitations for sidewalk accident claims in New York?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is generally three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your claim. The sooner you can file your claim, the better. Failure to file your claim within four years may risk you being permanently time-barred from taking legal action.

However, if you were injured on property owned by a municipality or the state, you will only have a matter of months to file a Notice of Claim. The sooner you can bring attention to your Notice of Claim, the better. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

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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