How to Sue a Retail Store in New York For an Injury
For many people, retail stores are a huge part of the holiday season. Whether you love shopping or hate it, the truth is, most people do not expect it to be dangerous. However, if you have been injured in a retail store accident, there is a very good chance you are now seeking compensation to help recover from your injuries. Please read on and speak with our experienced New York personal injury firm today to learn more about how we can help:
What are the most common causes of retail store accidents?
Retail store accidents can happen for any number of reasons, especially with the chaotic holiday season upon us. However, retail store accidents are most frequently caused by spills in aisles left ignored, falling items from shelves, or unsafe parking lot conditions, including runaway carts, cracked or uneven pavement surfaces, weather-related hazards, like snow or ice left uncleared, or even inadequate security, allowing for crimes to occur, unnoticed.
How do I sue a negligent retail store?
Retail stores are sometimes more difficult to win a successful lawsuit against, as retail store owners will very often employ an experienced team of attorneys who will aggressively fight to disprove your personal injury claim. That is why you must hire an attorney who is ready to fight back. Our firm is adept at gathering and presenting evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of that retail store’s negligence. Our firm will seek out pictures or video of the accident or safety hazard that caused your injuries, police reports of the incident, medical documentation, and more.
After the accident, if you are still physically capable, it is crucial that you obtain all witnesses’ contact information, as they may verify your claim, if need be. Witness testimony is always a powerful form of evidence, especially if security camera footage of the accident itself is unavailable.
How long do I have to sue a retail store?
In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years. This means that you are given three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent retail store. Bear in mind that is is always better to file as soon as you can, for if you wait past the legally-acceptable timeframe, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Westchester County firm
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect 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.