A serious accident can turn a pleasant day of shopping into a nightmare. If you are someone who was injured in a retail store accident, you deserve financial compensation to help you recover in peace. This compensation may be used to cover your medical bills, the cost of your in-home care, and more. Please read on to learn more about the personal injury claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of retail store injuries?
Retail store injuries often happen as a result of negligence. For example, a lack of security, especially on a holiday like Black Friday, can certainly lead to serious injuries occurring amidst the chaos. Additionally, “runaway carts,” falling items from shelves, spills in aisles, and more all contribute to retail store accidents.
How do I file a lawsuit against a retail store?
To file a lawsuit against a retail store, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is oftentimes easier said than done, so it is always a good idea to get an experienced attorney on your side. An attorney will work to satisfy the burden of proof via substantial evidence, of which he or she must work to obtain, and then effectively present.
Some of the most crucial types of evidence in personal injury claims can include police reports, pictures of the unsafe store conditions that caused the accident, security camera footage of the accident as it happened, witness statements confirming your claim, and medical documentation detailing the origin and severity of your injuries.
What is the statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits in New York State?
The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York is three years. This means that you have three years from the date of your accident to sue a retail store for your injuries. Though three years may sound like a lot of time, you must not get caught up in waiting to file your claim. The sooner you file, the better. Fortunately, our firm is ready to take legal action as soon as possible. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be denied your right to compensation.
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.