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If you live in New York City, you most likely walk up and down sidewalks every single day. Though you may not think twice about it, the unfortunate reality is that sidewalks, if not properly managed and maintained, can be very dangerous. If you are someone who has been injured in a sidewalk accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Please read on and reach out to our compassionate firm to learn more about what we can do for you:

What are the most common causes of sidewalk accidents?

Sidewalk accidents can be caused by several different factors. Some of the most common types of sidewalk accidents can include loose debris, cracked or uneven surfaces, potholes, construction debris, and weather-related hazards.

How do I recover compensation after a sidewalk accident in New York?

To recover financial compensation, you have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence in a premises liability lawsuit. However, you will first have to determine who exactly was responsible. In New York, you may either hold the state or an individual accountable, depending on whether you were injured on public or private property. An experienced attorney will not only determine who is responsible for your injuries, but he will also seek out the evidence you need to win your claim. Pictures of the safety hazard, medical documents, police reports, and witness statements are all great ways to prove a personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years. This means that if you are injured in New York, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. This may sound like you have all the time in the world, however, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better. If you wait too long, there is a very good chance you will be denied your right to sue, no matter how bad you need the money. Fortunately, our firm is ready to get the claims process started. We are here to help.

Contact our experienced New York City 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 significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

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Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

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Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

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Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

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Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

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