Everybody knows that a fall down a flight of stairs can be extremely serious. Property owners must ensure they do everything within reason to ensure that nobody is wrongly injured. If they failed to do so and you were injured, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation. Please continue reading and speak to our experienced New York personal injury attorney to learn more about the legal process going forward:
What causes staircase accidents?
There are several different causes of staircase accidents, though unfortunately, most of these accidents are actually preventable. Some of the most frequent causes of staircase accidents can include missing steps, uneven spacing between steps, damaged or broken steps, poor lighting in the stairwell, and more.
What should I do after I have been injured in an accident?
If you have been injured, the first thing you must do is call the police. They will send an ambulance as well as document the incident, which you may use to help prove your personal injury claim. Next, you should always ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your story, if need be. Finally, it is always important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who is ready to collect and present key evidence to prove that you were, in fact, injured due to another party’s negligence. As long as your attorney can prove that the property owner either knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard, failed to take action to fix it, and you were injured as a result, you should be entitled to financial compensation.
How long will I have to sue a property owner after an accident?
When people are injured, they are given a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit–this timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Simply put, since the statute of limitations in New York is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent property owner (also known as a premises liability lawsuit). If you wait any longer than three years, there is a very good chance you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
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.