Brooklyn Slip and Fall Lawyer
Slip and Fall accidents are common in New York City. These accidents occur in stairwells, broken sidewalks, supermarkets, department stores, on snow, and ice covered streets. You may have a claim if you were injured on someone else’s property. You have to be able to determine if any negligence is involved on the owner’s or occupier’s part. If so, then you may have a claim. A Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer can tell you if you have a legitimate claim. Call 646-457-6279 for a free consultation.
The legal theory of premises liability holds owners and occupiers of property legally responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on that property. The kinds of incidents that are considered premises liability claims can range from a slip and fall on a public sidewalk, to an injury suffered on an amusement park ride or a fall at a bus stop. These accidents are known a slip and fall accidents. Slip and Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits. Some of them are fatal. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
In order to win a Slip and Fall lawsuit, you must establish that the action or inactions are the direct cause of your personal injuries and the property owners knew or should have known of these conditions. If the property owner or store manager knew about this condition, then they should have warned the public about these conditions. You need a seasoned Brooklyn Slip and Fall Attorney who understands the complexities of the laws of New York City, and New York State.
Municipal liability is the law that governs the responsibility of government employees or government –owned property. Federal land, states, cities, counties, and towns are some of the entities that hold responsibility; also subway stations, public housing, buses, bus shelters, fall under municipal liability as well. In order for New York City to be held responsible for your slip and fall injuries that occur on city property, the city must have had prior written notice of the dangerous condition. This is very true for slip, trip and fall accidents that occur on sidewalks and streets. This investigation can be very exhaustive. You need a Brooklyn Accident Lawyer who is meticulous in their investigation to help you get the money that is owed to you. Call 646-457-6279 now so we can get started on your case.
Statute of Limitations
Statute of limitations is the maximum amount of time a defendant can be held liable for a crime or tort from the date the action stated. In New York City you only have 90 days from the date of incident to file a Notice of Claim against the City of New York. So it is urgent that you contact us as soon as possible.
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