Though many of us take the stairs every day without ever having to worry about an accident, not everyone is so lucky. If you were injured in a stairwell accident, you should reach on and reach out to our experienced premises liability attorneys to learn more about how we can guide you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding filing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent property owner:
What can cause a stairwell accident?
Stairwell accidents are more common than you may think, and they only take a split second to occur. Some of the most frequent causes of stairwell accidents include broken railings, insufficient lighting, preventing people from seeing a clear path in front of them, spills left unattended, uneven spacing between stairs, and more.
What should I do after being injured in an accident?
If you are injured in a stairwell accident, the most important thing you do is call the police and receive the necessary medical treatment. The police will also document the incident, and your physician will document your injuries, both of which you may use to prove your personal injury claim. You should also do your best to ask witnesses to the accident for their contact information, as they may corroborate your story if your claim calls for it. Lastly, you should always retain the legal services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to obtain evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Our firm has helped injured clients all over New York City for years, and we are ready to do the same for you.
How long will I have to sue after sustaining an injury in New York?
Individuals who sustain injuries in New York State are granted a certain period of time to sue the careless party. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent property owner. Though this may sound like a lot of time, it is always best to not put off filing. Our firm is ready to take legal action on your behalf today. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be denied your right to sue.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.