What Should I do if I Was Injured in a New York Parking Lot Accident?

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What Should I do if I Was Injured in a New York Parking Lot Accident?

There are few things more frightening than an accident that catches you off-guard. Unfortunately, parking lot accidents are generally that type of incident. For example, let’s say you’re walking along and all of a sudden slip and fall on ice that should have been removed before you ever got there. If you were seriously injured, you most likely wish to hold the negligent party responsible in a premises liability lawsuit. Fortunately, our New York City personal injury attorneys have created a step-by-step list of what you should do after a parking lot accident. Please read on:

  1. As soon as you hit the ground, you should call 911. This will send the police and an ambulance, which will ensure your injuries are promptly treated.
  2. In many cases, you will have a few precious minutes before the ambulance arrives. If possible, you must capitalize on this. That means immediately snapping pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, as the negligent party may try and clear the hazard away before anyone else can formally document it.
  3. From here, you should ask any witnesses for their contact information/a statement, which can either be verbally recorded on a phone, or written down on a piece of paper, signed, and dated.
  4. Once your injuries are treated and you are once again in stable condition, you must ensure you ask your doctor for all relevant medical documents, which you may use to support your claim.
  5. The most crucial part of obtaining the compensation you deserve is hiring an experienced attorney. Our firm will use all of the above evidence, as well as potentially subpoena additional evidence (security camera footage, etc.) to further bolster your personal injury claim.

How long will I have to sue after being injured in New York?

In most cases, when people are injured, the state grants them a certain amount of time to take legal action against the negligent party that caused their accident. This period of time is known as the statute of limitations. In New York State, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years, giving individuals three years from the date of their accident to sue. Do not make the mistake of waiting past the three-year mark to file, for if you do, you will most likely be denied your right to sue.

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