Rockland County is, generally speaking, a pedestrian-friendly county, in that sidewalks and crosswalks are plentiful in most towns, such as Nyack, where we are based. However, this does not mean that sidewalks are always in optimal condition (as they should be), and unfortunately, sidewalk accidents and injuries frequently happen as a result. If you’ve been harmed in a sidewalk slip or trip and fall, please don’t hesitate to contact the dedicated Rockland County sidewalk accident lawyers at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today.
Unfortunately, all it takes is one seemingly minor flaw in a sidewalk to cause a catastrophic injury and entirely derail a person’s life. That said, if you’ve been hurt due to unsafe sidewalk conditions, there is a path to compensation, and our seasoned Rockland County slip and fall lawyers are here to provide it.
Truthfully, sidewalk accidents can occur for a wide range of reasons, but often, they are simply the result of sidewalk owner negligence, which, in New York State, can either be the private property owner or the municipality/town the sidewalk is located in. In any case, some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents that we see are as follows:
To win compensation in a personal injury claim, you will have to gather and present evidence at the scene of the accident to prove that you were, in fact, injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. If possible, after a sidewalk accident, you should try and take the following steps:
Importantly, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New York is three years, however, in cases where a person is injured on property owned by a town or municipality, they will only have 90 days from the date of their injury to file a Notice of Claim. For this reason, it is paramount that you reach out to a competent attorney sooner, rather than later. If you miss either of these deadlines, you will be permanently barred from suing. Don’t make this mistake.
The bottom line is that if you’ve been hurt in an accident due to no fault of your own, we are here to help. Contact Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today for a free consultation so we can get started working on your case.