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Accidents on Public Property in New York

Buildings and public spaces can often have hidden perils—a floor that becomes dangerously slippery when wet, a spilled cleaning product or other liquid that visitors can’t see, or a stair that has become weak over time. These hidden perils, while concealed from visitors, may be well-known to those who manage the property, or at least should have been known had management been diligent in inspecting and maintaining the property. When known hazards are ignored, innocent visitors can get seriously hurt. Read on to learn more about accidents on public property, and how our firm may help you with your injuries. 

Claims for injuries received while on someone else’s property

In order to qualify to file a claim for money damages in New York after you’re hurt while on someone else’s property, you must be able to prove that:

  • There was a hazard on the property that could cause an injury, such as a slipping or tripping hazard
  • The owners or managers of the property knew about the hazard or should have known about the hazard by regularly inspecting the property, but failed to take action to repair or eliminate the hazard, or to warn visitors of the hazard
  • You were injured while on the property by this neglected hazard.

Find experienced legal help after injuries suffered on public property in New York

If you’re injured as a visitor on public property in New York, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. Victims of premises liability accidents can file a claim for damages against those who own the property. However, claims for property accidents become far more complicated when the property is owned by a government entity. There are time limits and notice requirements that apply exclusively to claims against public entities, and when these rules are not followed, victims may lose the right to seek money damages after an accident. These rules can trip up even knowledgeable attorneys who are not experienced in litigation against government bodies.

The smart choice for premises liability lawsuits after accidents on public property

It is important to choose experienced legal help when filing a legal claim based on a New York public property accident, such as the lawyers at Dupée & Monroe. Their seasoned Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys will handle the complex bureaucratic requirements involved in filing a claim against a public entity, helping you get the compensation you need after a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident. Contact the Goshen offices of Dupée & Monroe today for a no-cost consultation on your public property accident claim.

Help for Falls on Public Property in New York and the Hudson Valley

For seasoned, dedicated, and professional legal help after you’re hurt in an accident on New York public property, contact the Goshen offices of Dupée & Monroe at 845-294-8900

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