What is a Premises Liability Claim?
If you are someone who was recently injured on another person’s property, there is a very good chance you now require financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. We know how unfortunate these accidents are, which is why we are here to help you fight for your right to a swift recovery via a premises liability claim. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys to learn more about premises liability claims and how we can help you through the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I qualify for a premises liability claim?
If you are someone who has been injured on another person’s property and wish to file a premises liability claim, you will have to hire an attorney who can prove that you were injured as a direct result of that property owner’s negligence. This means that your attorney will have to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were seriously injured and incurred significant damages as a result.
What evidence will I need to prove that I was injured because of a property owner’s negligence?
If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, you and your attorney will have to collect various forms of evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, witness statements corroborating your claim, police reports, medical documents, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, store incident reports (if you were injured in say, a supermarket) and more.
How long will I have to sue a property owner for an injury in New York State?
If you are injured on another person’s property in New York, you will have to file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is, generally, three years, which gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait past the three-year limit, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you today.
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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.