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New York Trip and Fall Laws

Trip and Fall Accidents and New York Law

Trip and fall accidents can occur anywhere from public sidewalks to private properties, often resulting in significant injuries. These incidents usually happen due to unsafe conditions such as uneven flooring, poorly maintained walkways, or obstacles that are not immediately obvious to pedestrians. In New York, the law requires property owners to maintain their premises in a safe condition to prevent such accidents. If you have suffered from a trip and fall accident, it is crucial to understand your legal rights and the potential for compensation.

Liability in these cases is not always straightforward. It hinges on proving the property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous condition and failed to rectify it. This includes both private and public entities with varying degrees of responsibility. For instance, a business owner might be held to a higher standard of care compared to a private homeowner.

Knowledge of the legal landscape surrounding trip and fall accidents in New York is essential for anyone affected by such an incident. Understanding the common causes and the legal requirement for property owners can empower you to take the necessary steps following an accident. This knowledge not only aids in your immediate response but also informs your decisions should you choose to pursue legal action.

Determining Liability in Trip and Fall Cases

In New York, determining liability in trip and fall cases involves understanding the duty of care owed by property owners to visitors. This legal obligation requires property owners to ensure their premises are reasonably safe for guests, customers, and even trespassers in certain situations. Failure to meet this duty, can make the property owner liable for the injuries sustained in a trip and fall accident.

However, the responsibility does not solely lie with property owners. Victims also have a duty to exercise reasonable care for their safety. This includes paying attention to where they are walking and avoiding obvious hazards. The concept of comparative negligence in New York law means that if you are partially at fault for your injuries, your compensation may be reduced proportionally to your degree of fault.

Our attorneys work meticulously to investigate the circumstances of your trip and fall accident, gathering evidence to establish the property owner’s negligence. This may involve reviewing surveillance footage, gathering witness statements, and examining maintenance records.

Statute of Limitations for Filing a Claim

The statute of limitations for filing a trip and fall lawsuit is generally three years from the date of the accident. This legal timeframe is crucial as it dictates how long you have to initiate legal proceedings against the responsible party. Failing to file within this period can result in the permanent forfeiture of your right to seek compensation for your injuries.

It is important to note that there are exceptions to this rule, particularly when the claim is against a government entity. In such cases, the timeline to file a claim can be significantly shorter and requires a formal notice of claim filed within 90 days of the incident.

Understanding and adhering to the statute of limitations is a critical aspect of your trip and fall case. Our attorneys provide comprehensive guidance to guarantee that your legal rights are preserved.

Types of Damages You Can Recover

In a trip and fall lawsuit in New York, you may be entitled to recover various types of damages, depending on the specifics of your case. These can include:

  • Economic Damages: These are quantifiable losses such as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and any future financial losses related to your injury. Receipts and other documentation are usually necessary to claim on these grounds.

  • Non-Economic Damages: These cover more subjective losses like pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and the impact of any permanent disabilities or disfigurement.

Our firm works diligently to ensure that all aspects of your damages are thoroughly assessed and accurately calculated. This includes consulting with medical professionals to understand the full extent of your injuries and working with financial experts to project future losses. Our goal is to secure comprehensive compensation that reflects the true impact of your accident.

Building a Strong Case: Evidence and Documentation

Gathering and preserving evidence is paramount in building a compelling trip and fall case. Immediately after an accident, it is advisable to document the scene with photographs or videos, capturing the hazardous condition that led to the fall. This visual evidence can be crucial in demonstrating the negligence of the property owner.

Witness statements can also play a vital role in supporting your claim. Individuals who saw the accident or can attest to the hazardous condition of the property can provide valuable testimony.

Maintaining a detailed record of your injuries, medical treatments, and how the accident has affected your daily life is also essential. This documentation serves as a foundation for claiming both economic and non-economic damages. Our team collaborates with medical experts to corroborate the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life so that your claim comprehensively addresses your losses.

Contact Alonso Krangle, LLP to Discuss Your Trip and Fall Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trip and fall accident in New York, it is crucial to seek legal guidance promptly. At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our attorneys are committed to providing the personalized attention and skill your case deserves. We understand the complexities of New York trip and fall law and are dedicated to advocating for the rights and compensation of our clients.

We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss the specifics of your case. By calling (800) 403-6191, you can connect with one of our attorneys who will listen to your story, assess the potential of your claim, and offer clear, actionable advice on how to proceed. Whether you need assistance in navigating the legal process, understanding your rights, or pursuing the compensation you deserve, Alonso Krangle, LLP is here to help.

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