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Sidewalk Accidents in New York City | What You Need to Know

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Sidewalk Accidents in New York City | What You Need to Know

If you are someone who was injured while simply walking down the sidewalk in a slip and fall accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Bronx personal injury attorney to learn more about sidewalk accidents, what you should do after being injured in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the personal injury claims process ahead.

What are the most common causes of sidewalk accidents?

Sidewalk accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons, though some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents include uneven sidewalks, standing water, snow or ice left unattended, potholes, and more. Generally, the owner of the sidewalk is responsible for ensuring their sidewalk is safe for all passersby, and when they fail to do so, people can become seriously injured as a result.

What should I do if I am injured on the sidewalk in the Bronx?

If you are injured in a slip and fall sidewalk accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident. From here, you should ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information. You should then take photographs of the unsafe condition that caused you to slip and fall. Next, after you receive medical treatment, ensure you obtain all medical bills/documents regarding your injuries. Finally, retain the services of an experienced Bronx personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve.

How long will I have to sue for a sidewalk injury in New York?

The answer to this question largely depends on where you were injured. If you were injured on a sidewalk owned by anyone other than a municipality, then you will most likely have three years from the date of your accident to sue the owner of the sidewalk. That being said, if you are looking to sue a municipality for your injuries, you will have to file a Notice of Claim in a far shorter period of time. This is why it is so critical that you hire an experienced attorney immediately, as our firm can analyze your situation and ensure you meet all deadlines needed to recover the compensation you deserve.

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