A close-up of two distinct footprints in fresh snow, one is from a boot with deep tread patterns and the other is likely a shoe with circular grooves, contrasting against the white, lightly dusted snowy ground.

This winter, there is a very good chance you or someone you know will be involved in a slip and fall accident due to the snowy and icy conditions. While many of these accidents do not result in serious injury, the unfortunate reality is, many do. If you have been seriously in a snow or ice accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you on your way to recovery. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I recover compensation after a snow or ice accident?

To recover financial compensation after a snow or ice accident, you will first have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence in what is known as a premises liability lawsuit. In New York, property owners are required to salt and shovel their walkways, steps, and sidewalks within four hours, as long as the snow stops during daylight hours between 7:00 a.m. and 4:59 p.m. If you were injured because a property owner failed to follow the law, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.

Unfortunately, insurance companies will very often try and deny those in need of the compensation they request. To them, you are simply another business transaction. That is why it is so crucial you hire an experienced attorney who knows how to put up a fight. Our firm will work to recover pictures or videos of the accident, police reports documenting what happened, witness statements, and more to prove your claim.

Additionally, one of the most important things you can do after an accident is to seek immediate medical attention. Not only will a physician treat your injuries, but he or she will also provide you with medical documentation that you may use to supplement your claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?

Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years, which means you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be denied your right to sue. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started–all you have to do is ask.

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.