If you are someone who was recently injured on a sidewalk in a slip and fall accident, potentially due to snow or ice, you most likely require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New York City personal injury lawyer to learn more about sidewalk accidents and how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:
How do most sidewalk accidents happen?
Sidewalk accidents can occur for many different reasons, and at times, they are simply no one’s fault. However, in many cases, when property owners fail to maintain their sidewalk to ensure it is safe for all passersby, there is a very good chance that people will sustain serious injuries as a result. Uneven sidewalks, potholes, and debris left on the sidewalk often cause these accidents, however, this time of year, the most common cause of sidewalk accidents is snow & ice left uncleared after the legally-acceptable window of time. If you are someone who slipped and fell and was injured due to snow and ice left uncleared, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim.
Who is responsible for a sidewalk accident?
In many cases, it is difficult to discern who the liable party is when it comes to sidewalk accidents. In most cases, the property owner is responsible for clearing away the snow within 4 hours after the snowfall stops. However, in other cases, when sidewalks are owned by municipalities, you will have to sue the government entity for your injuries, which may be more complicated. Regardless of your circumstances, our firm is here to help.
How long will I have to sue for an injury sustained in an accident in New York?
If you are injured in an accident in New York State, in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action, in accordance with the statute of limitations. However, when someone is injured on property owned by a municipality, you will have to file a Notice of Claim against the government entity in a matter of months. Time is of the essence, so you must not wait. Give our knowledgeable firm a call today. We are ready to help you.
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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 866-749-7815 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.