New York Inadequate Lighting Accident Attorneys
With the amount of buildings and steps found throughout new york city, accidents from poor or inadequate lighting are a real possibility. injuries due to poor lighting can happen in stairways, restaurants, parking lots, atm locations, and even on a typical nyc street. one of the most dangerous locations where poor lighting can lead to injury is the subway station.
The responsibility to ensure that a path is properly lit does not fall on visitors, pedestrians, patrons, or anyone else not tasked with the maintenance of a premises’ lighting. owners of residential or commercial property in new york must take measures to ensure that their property is properly lit so that the general public can see any potential risks.
Accidents or dangerous situations caused by poor or inadequate lighting can result in a variety of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to severe, long-lasting injuries. regardless of the severity of your injury, you are entitled to compensation for the injuries resulting from the negligence of others. if you trip and fall in a dark corner of someone else’s property, or if you injure yourself on residential or commercial premises because it is too dark to see where you are going, you may be able to recover damages for your losses. we can help by providing the resources necessary for your compensation.
Premises Liability—the Duty to Provide Adequate Lighting
It is the responsibility of the premises owner to inspect the lighting conditions of his or her property and ensure that these conditions are adequate. if these conditions are not safe, the premises owner must make necessary repairs or give proper notice to those who may encounter the unsafe conditions. the goal is to make premises owners responsible for the safety of the people by reducing the risk of injuries.
We offer comprehensive counsel to anyone who has been hurt on residential or commercial property because of faulty, defective, or inadequate lighting. poor or inadequate lighting can lead to multiple circumstances that result in injury. we handle cases involving:
- Slips, trips, and falls in areas of property without sufficient lighting.
- Injuries sustained in muggings, assaults, or attacks that would not have occurred had there been proper lighting.
We will help you seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, etc. We handle all types of injury claims, from soft tissue trauma to serious and catastrophic loss, including wrongful death.
What Must be Proven
In order to prove your inadequate or faulty lighting premises liability claim, there are several requirements that must be established:
- You must have been on the property lawfully, or the fact that you were trespassing was known by the owner of the premises.
- There must have been an unsafe condition caused by inadequate or faulty lighting.
- The owner of the premises must have known (or should have reasonably known) about the unsafe condition and failed to fix it or provide proper notice to those on the premises.
- Lastly, your injuries must have been caused by the negligence of the premises owner with regard to the faulty or inadequate lighting.
What to do Following an Inadequate/Faulty Lighting Accident
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible following your accident. You may feel your injury doesn’t require medical attention online or call us at any time at 212-962-1020 (toll free at 877-MSL-4LAW or 877-675-4529) for a free initial consultation. We handle all premises liability claims on a contingency basis. We won’t charge attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.