Unfortunately, sidewalk accidents are far from uncommon here in New York City, as sidewalk conditions are frequently neglected by property owners. If you’ve recently tripped and fallen on a sidewalk due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you now require financial compensation to help cover the cost of your lost wages, medical bills, and more. Our Manhattan personal injury lawyer is here to help you today. Continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the causes of sidewalk accidents?
Of course, there are times where people simply slip and fall on sidewalks due to tripping over the own shoelaces, failing to watch where they’re going, and more, however, in many cases, sidewalk accidents occur as a result of unsafe sidewalk conditions, usually caused by a negligent property owner. Property owners bear the legal responsibility to ensure that their properties are safe for all who come and go, and when they fail to do so, serious accidents can occur as a result. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents include uneven pavement, potholes, standing water, weather hazards or other debris left uncleared, and more. If you were injured in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you will have a viable personal injury claim.
What should I do if I slip and fall on a sidewalk?
If you are injured in a slip-and-fall sidewalk accident, you should do everything in your power to document the incident as it happened. This means taking pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, seeking immediate medical treatment, asking any witnesses for their name and contact information, and, of course, hiring a knowledgeable Manhattan personal injury lawyer who can work to obtain all other evidence required to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. Ensure that you do not wait to file your claim, as there is a statute of limitations in place regarding the timeframe in which you will have to take legal action against the liable party. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, meaning you should not wait any longer than three years to sue the party responsible for your injury. Our firm is here to assist you today.
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