What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Accidents in New York City

Slip and fall accidents are far from uncommon, and countless people throughout the United States are injured every day because of them. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a slip and fall accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I do anything after an accident to improve my chances of winning a future claim?

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, as long as you physically can, ensure you take the following steps to improve your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future:

  1. First, call the police, who will also send an ambulance.
  2. Second, take pictures of the safety hazard that caused you to become injured.
  3. Third, ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name, phone number, and email so they may confirm your claim at a later date.
  4. Ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries and how they affect your daily life (i.e. preventing you from returning to work).
  5. Retain the services of a knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove that the property owner in question knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to resolve them, and that you were injured and suffered damages as a result.

How long do I have to sue after being wrongly injured in New York State?

The statute of limitations dictates the amount of time people have to take legal action against a negligent party. Though you may wish to wait before suing to see if your injuries heal on their own, the truth is, this often comes back to haunt most people. It is generally best to file your claim sooner, rather than later. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, giving the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to sue. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for your rights today.


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.聽Contact our firm today.