Everywhere you look in New York City, you see buildings; offices, department stores, apartments, and more as far as the eye can see. While most of us do not go through our day worrying about sustaining an injury in one of those buildings, the truth is, when property owners fail to ensure that their properties are safe for all who enter and exit them, serious accidents can occur. For example, property owners in NYC are responsible for ensuring smoke/carbon monoxide detectors are installed, stairways/railings are sturdy, lighting is sufficient, and security is present. Unfortunately, people are wrongly injured in buildings every single day, and if you are someone who has recently been injured in an unsafe building, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Manhattan personal injury lawyer to learn more about how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in an unsafe building?
If you are injured in an unsafe building, the first thing you should do is call the police and notify the property owner of your injury, if possible. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe building conditions that caused your accident. You should then ask all witnesses of the accident for their contact information so you can reach them at a later date to corroborate your claim. Once you are treated in a hospital, ensure you ask your doctor for all medical documentation regarding your injuries as well. Finally, you should hire a knowledgeable Manhattan premises liability lawyer who can work to obtain all other evidence needed to prove your case.
What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York?
The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Manhattan and throughout New York State is, generally, three years, which means that those who’ve been wrongly injured cannot wait any longer than three years from the date of their accident to sue the liable party for their injury. That being said, the sooner you reach out to our firm, the better off you will be, as these claims become more difficult to prove as more time elapses from the date of your injury. If you have any further questions or you are ready to get started, give us a call today.
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