As the brutal New York winter season approaches, more and more people will fall victim to snow and ice-related accidents. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, please read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about how we can help.
What are the most common causes of snow or ice accidents?
Though they are sometimes unavoidable, snow and ice accidents are oftentimes the result of a property owner’s negligence. If they do not take care of their property within the necessary timeframe and an individual is injured, he or she may pursue legal action against the property owner.
What injuries are most often sustained in snow or ice accidents?
Snow and ice accidents usually happen suddenly and without warning, and the injuries sustained as a result are very often severe. Some of the most common injuries sustained in snow and ice accidents are lacerations, head injuries (like concussions), back and spine injuries, and broken bones.
How can I sue a negligent property owner for my injuries?
To win a premises liability lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Oftentimes, this is far easier said than done, which is why hiring an experienced attorney is always your best option. To win your claim, an attorney will gather and use various types of evidence, including pictures or videos of the accident, pictures of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident, police reports of the incident, and more. Do not neglect seeking medical attention as well, even if you do not feel hurt at first. Certain injuries take a couple of days to set in, so it is always best to be proactive.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of New York is, generally, three years. If you wait more than three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. While three years may sound like a long period of time, the truth is, it is always best to file sooner, rather than later. If you have any other questions regarding the claims process, please do not hesitate to speak with our compassionate personal injury firm.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.