What You Should Know About Slip and Fall Injuries in New York State

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What You Should Know About Slip and Fall Injuries in New York State

There are few things more frightening than slipping or tripping on a safety hazard and becoming seriously injured as a result. Unfortunately, this happens in New York City every day. Please read on and speak with our knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about how we can help you fight for the compensation you need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after sustaining an injury in a slip and fall accident?

After a slip and fall accident, as long as you still maintain the capability of doing so, you should do several things to document the incident and increase your chances of winning a personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Call 911. The police will document the incident and send medical services to the scene of the accident.
  2. Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
  3. Ask all witnesses of the accident for their phone numbers, emails, names, and any other means by which you may contact them in the future.
  4. Ensure you receive any and all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  5. Reach out to an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can obtain and present all additional information needed to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the safety hazard, failed to fix it, and that you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result.

How long can I wait to sue a property owner for an injury in New York State?

Very often, those who have been wrongly injured will try and wait to see if those injuries heal on their own before taking legal action against the party responsible via a premises liability lawsuit. Though this is understandable, unfortunately, that decision often comes back to haunt them. The statute of limitations in New York State is, generally, three years, which gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you choose to wait any longer than the three-year limit, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. The sooner you reach out to our firm, the quicker we can work to recover the compensation you deserve.

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