As you may have realized, poor lighting is very common here in New York City. Unfortunately, there are times where poor lighting can cause a serious accident, and if you’ve recently sustained an injury as a result of it, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Queens personal injury lawyer to learn more about insufficient lighting accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Where do most insufficient lighting accidents occur?
There are a wide array of places where insufficient lighting accidents can occur. In many cases, these accidents occur in parking lots, stairwells, or on sidewalks–and at night. Poor lighting can prevent individuals from seeing certain safety hazards, thereby leading to serious slip or trip and fall accidents. In other cases, poorly-lit areas will increase the chances of violent crime occurring as well, such as mugging. If you’ve been injured due to poor lighting, our firm can help.
What should I do if I was injured because of insufficient lighting?
After an accident, you should call the police. The police will send an ambulance and write up a police report at the scene of the accident. You should then try to take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident. You should also ask any witnesses for their contact information, such as their name, phone number, and email address. From here, you should ensure that you receive immediate medical treatment, even if you do not feel particularly hurt at first. This is because certain injuries take some time to set in. Finally, you should hire an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer. Our firm can work to uncover further evidence, such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened. Ensure that you file your claim within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting any longer than three years will most likely permanently bar you from suing. Our firm is ready to guide you through every step of the claims process today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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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.