How do I Sue a Property Owner For a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?
Slip and fall accidents can happen essentially any place you can think of. At a friend’s house, in the parking lot on the way to the store, on a sidewalk, in a supermarket, and more. Unfortunately, more often than not, these accidents cause severe injuries, some of which can impact people for the rest of their lives. That is why if you are someone who has recently been injured in a slip and fall accident, you most likely now require financial compensation to cover the cost of surgeries, in-home care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our firm is here to help. Please read on and reach out to the experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys at Hausman & Pendzick today. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process going forward:
Can I sue a property owner if I slip and fall on their property?
Fortunately, in many cases, if you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you will be able to sue them. However, you will first have to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard or unsafe conditions present, failed to fix them in the legally-acceptable window of time and that you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result.
Our firm will gather and present several types of evidence, including surveillance footage, witness testimony, and more to prove your claim. That being said, you must do your part and refrain from posting on social media once we file your claim. There is a very good chance the insurance companies will be monitoring your account, and if you post anything that may contradict your claim, they will most likely use it against you.
What is the statute of limitations in New York?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York state is three years, which means you will have three years from the date of your injury to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner. The sad truth is that all too frequently, people put off filing a lawsuit past the statute of limitations. When they do, they will generally lose their ability to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is here to begin the claims process immediately–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Westchester County firm
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.