It is common knowledge that New Yorkers walk everywhere. In fact, most New Yorkers try to avoid driving in the city as much as possible! That is why maintaining sidewalks, stairways, and parking lots is so important, especially in the winter. As the weather gets colder and NYC sees more snow and rainfall, daily walks may become dangerous if these surfaces are not properly maintained. If you are injured in a snow & ice accident in New York City, you may require legal assistance. Read on to find out more about snow & ice accidents in NYC and what you can do if you or a loved one is injured.
Who is Responsible for a Snow & Ice Accident?
Building and property owners in New York City are responsible for keeping their sidewalks maintained. This applies to residents, stores, and businesses alike. NYC property owners have a certain window of time after a snow or rainfall event to make sure their property is maintained and safe for those who may be walking on the grounds. If you are injured outside this window of time, the property owner may be responsible for your injury. Contact us to find out more about this window of time and whether or not your injury occurred within it.
How to Provide Proof of Negligence?
It is always important to provide proof when an accident occurs. Proof can consist of photos of the negligence that caused your accident, statements from anyone who witnessed your accident, and medical documentation, among other forms of evidence. A skilled lawyer may be able to gather even more evidence, such as police reports or security footage, so it is a good idea to contact a lawyer if you are injured.
It can be difficult to prove negligence and collect insurance when it comes to slip & fall accidents, so you should have strong legal representation on your side. An injury can result in physical, mental, and emotional pains, and you may be entitled to compensation for these hardships, among other hurdles, such as loss of work or medical bills.
Contact Katter Law Firm
We understand the ways an injury can impact your life and we want to make sure you have the proper support and representation if you or a loved one has become injured due to another party’s negligence. Reach out to Katter Law Firm to speak with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney regarding your case.
A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!