Sidewalk accident injuries can result in long-term physical and emotional consequences. We recognize this, which is why you can trust a Buffalo sidewalk accident lawyer here at Ramos & Ramos to fight for you if you’ve been wrongfully hurt. Our goal is to attain justice and help you and your family move on. Contact us today to learn more about these accidents and what we can do for you.
Why You Need a Buffalo Sidewalk Accident Lawyer
Often, people assume that when they’re injured on a sidewalk, the government or municipality is responsible for their injury, however, this is far from always being the case. Often, residential and commercial property owners are actually the ones responsible for ensuring their properties are clear of safety hazards. You need a Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer who can first determine the liable party and then proceed with the best strategy possible from there.
Causes of Sidewalk Accidents in Buffalo
Sidewalk accidents most commonly happen when a property owner fails to ensure the safety of pedestrians by neglecting or failing to adequately maintain the sidewalk. Typically, we see slip or trip and fall accidents occur on sidewalks because of the following hazards:
- Slippery surfaces
- Debris on the sidewalk
- Exposed tree roots, or tree roots that raise sidewalks and make them uneven
- Failing to clear snow or ice timely
Premises Liability Claims in NYS
Our firm will work with you in an effort to obtain and use all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your premises liability claim. Satisfying the burden of proof simply means that we must prove you were injured as a direct result of a property owner’s negligence. We can do so through several types of evidence, such as security camera footage of your accident, witness testimony, pictures of the sidewalk conditions that caused you to trip or slip and fall, medical documents, and more.
Time Limits on Personal Injury Claims in New York
The time limit for filing personal injury claims in New York State is three years. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. If you wait past the statute of limitations, you will be time-barred from suing. You should also note that if the sidewalk was owned by the government or a municipality, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident. Our firm is prepared to fight for you, every step of the way.
Contact a Buffalo Sidewalk Accident Lawyer
Our firm proudly fights for the wrongfully injured in Buffalo and throughout Western New York. If you’ve been hurt, you can depend on a seasoned Buffalo sidewalk accident lawyer here at Ramos & Ramos to fight for you, every step of the way. Contact us today.