New York Liability Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured due to someone else’s negligence? Liability accidents are very common in NYC, often a result of poor maintenance or unsafe conditions. Some common liability accidents are slip-trip and fall: be it tripping on a cracked sidewalk or on a slippery floor, slipping on snow and ice, falling down dangerous stairs or, poorly maintained stairways. In liability accidents, the victim’s injuries are caused by a defective condition on someone else’s property. New York Liability Accidents are an intricate area of law, requiring fundamentally a dangerous condition and notice, which the claimant must prove.
How Will a New York Liability Accident Lawyer Help Me?
After being injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have enough to deal with and don’t need the added stress of a lawsuit or an insurance claim. This is where the MM Law Firm comes in, a personal injury and liability accident law firm serving NYC and Long Island. Having a strong lawyer on your side will level the playing field, having a team of lawyers fighting for you to ensure that you get the monetary compensation that you deserve after your accident.
In the event of a liability accident, property owners will likely be quick to deny any responsibility for your injury. Insurance companies will pretend to be your friend even though their only intention is to minimize how much they payout and what they will cover. Additionally, premises liability accidents can be complex when they involve multiple parties.
How Soon After A Liability Accident Should I Sue?
After you have been injured in an accident, there is a limited amount of time you have to file a suit. Delaying filing a lawsuit after being injured in a liability accident can have a negative impact on your case. The sooner you consult an attorney at the MM Law Firm, the stronger your case will be. Our team will guide you, ensuring you take the appropriate steps to strengthen your case and will handle the liable parties and insurance companies, saving you the stress and headache in dealing with a liability claim.
After an accident the property owner/operator or its insurance company will argue that:
- TheDefendant did not create the defective condition;
- The Defendant did not have actual or constructive notice of the defect.
- The condition was not a dangerous condition.
- The defective condition was open and obvious.
- Plaintiff (party bringing lawsuit) assumed the risk of injury.
- Recreational use statute (GOL §9-103) prevents plaintiff’s claim.
- Defendant was an out-of-possession landowner with no control of the property, contract to repair or maintain it.
- Defendant did not own, possess or control the property where injury occurred.
- And more.
What should I do after a Liability Accident?
It is important to throughly document your injuries and the scene of the accident, there is no such thing as too many pictures, supporting documents or information. Having complete documentation of the event can help support your case, ensuring that we have sufficient information to fight the insurance companies and make our case in the court room. Always make sure to get detailed documentation of your injuries from your doctors, and to take pictures of your injuries as well as the scene of the accident.
If you suffered an accident on someone’s property due to no fault of your own. Depending on the severity of your injuries, make sure you do the following (or have someone do it for you):
- Take as many pictures as possible of the defective/dangerous condition
- Take as many pictures of your injuries
- Go to a hospital for evaluation and treatment
- Document the location of the accident scene
- Preserving and documenting evidence is crucial.
What are some common Liability Accidents?
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Escalator & Elevator accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Stairs Accidents
- Bed Bug Injuries
- Hotel Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Apartment Injuries
- Neglect or Poor Security
- Workplace accidents
- Wrongful Deaths
- And More..
It is important to contact a Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as you can after being involved in an accident.
What damages can I be compensated for after a New York Liability Accident?
After an accident, there can be many short-term and long-term consequences affecting you. Injuries can range from soft tissue damage, losing a limb, broken bones, spinal cord damage and more, affecting your quality of life.
The MM Law Firm is ready to fight for you, and help you recover damages for:
- Medical Expenses
- Rehab Expenses
- Disability Compensation
- Compensation for Pain & Suffering
- Compensation for Emotional Distress & Loss of Enjoyment
- Lost Wages & Lost Income
- and more.