It’s common knowledge that driving on New York roadways can be dangerous. Less talked about, however, are the hazards and dangers that are often present to cause people on foot to suffer injuries. Pedestrian accidents occur frequently throughout the state, resulting in serious and sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Every year, thousands of people suffer injuries following slip-and-fall accidents in New York. These accidents often cause sprained ankles, broken bones or serious spinal cord or neck injuries. Details regarding the condition of the surrounding area, as well as general safety, may be relevant if a recovering slip-and-fall victim is considering filing an injury claim in civil court.
Did any of these issues exist when you fell and suffered injuries?
The following list contains issues that often precede a pedestrian accident, which may constitute grounds for filing a personal injury claim:
- Parking lot or stairs were covered in snow or ice
- Broken stair rungs or railing
- Cracks or potholes in pavement
- Walking area was wet
While this list is not extensive, it provides examples of issues that may constitute premises liability if a pedestrian falls and suffers injuries.
Preparing for personal injury litigation
Presenting an injury claim in a New York civil court can be a daunting, stressful experience. You might feel less stressed and nervous if you have an experienced personal injury law attorney by your side. Gregory P. Haegele, PLLC, is dedicated to helping victims of pedestrian accidents gather evidence, determine liability and seek restitution for damages when another party’s negligence has caused injuries.