Long Island City and our beloved Court Street alike is full of busy sidewalks making it an area which is extremely conducive to sidewalk negligence. These types of accidents are one of the most common types of injuries in Queens, NY. To slip or fall on a sidewalk can result in grace injuries or even death. A sidewalk accident is usually not the responsibility of the victim as the sidewalk could have been cracked, broken, uneven or icy. It is usually as a result of lack of maintenance, negligent construction or repair. If you were recently injured in a sidewalk accident, it is crucial to get the services of an experienced attorney as the laws regarding who to blame can be complex.
The slip and fall premises cases are not straightforward. In New York, you have three years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. Besides, the New York courts require evidence that the property owner actually created or knew about the existence of the dangerous condition. Or that the dangerous condition has existed for an extended period of time such that either the owner knew, or should have known about it and repaired it. The property owner can only be regarded as negligent if he/she had prior notice but failed to effect a remedy.
Regardless of the complexities involved, you can get compensation if you get a knowledgeable attorney.