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Who knew that everyday errands could result in injury? Unfortunately, department store accidents happen, and if you were injured in one, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Do not wait to reach out to our skilled New York City premises liability attorneys at Swerling Law to discuss your department store accident and what your options are.

What are the common causes of a department store accident in New York City?

There are many different ways a retail store accident can happen in New York. Often, negligence is the main cause. If a property owner does not take care of the premises, certain hazards can arise and threaten the safety of shoppers. Common hazards that can cause accidents in a retail store include poor security, poor lighting, uneven walkways, spilled liquids, merchandise falling from shelves, and more.

Can I pursue legal action after a retail store accident?

In the state of New York, all store owners and employees are responsible for ensuring that their properties are adequately made safe to avoid customer injuries. Because of this, store owners and employees should make regular inspections of the property to verify that there are no hazards or dangerous conditions present. In the event that these routine checks are not made, and an injury occurs as a result, the store owner and employees may be held responsible and sued for negligence. Do not wait to reach out to our experienced New York City premises liability attorneys to discuss the specifics of your case and your options.

What is the statute of limitations in New York City?

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years. This indicates that you are allotted three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent department store. If you fail to file your claim within three years from the date of the accident, you will lose the opportunity to file the claim entirely, meaning you will not be able to recover the compensation you need to feel whole again.

In order to avoid missing your claim’s important deadlines, reach out to our skilled firm today. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge required to fight for you and your rights. We are just one call away.

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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