John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

Can I File a Lawsuit for a Poor Lighting Accident in New York?

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Poor lighting accidents can cause an individual severe physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you were injured in one, it is in your best interest to contact our experienced New York personal injury attorneys to learn more about your options.

Where do poor lighting accidents occur in New York?

It is common for people to think that the property they are entering is safe. However, if it is poorly lit, the property can be very dangerous and can result in serious injury. Even if dim lighting is a part of the ambiance of the establishment, the owner or manager still has a responsibility to make sure that they are making reasonable efforts to keep their property safe. The most common places where poor lighting accidents happen include the following:

  • Public restroom injuries
  • Restaurant trips and falls
  • Movie theater accidents
  • Retail store falls
  • Public transportation matters
  • Inadequately lit government buildings
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Poorly lit bars

If you have been injured as a result of poor lighting in any of the above places, you may be entitled to compensation. Do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced personal injury firm today to discuss your options with our legal team.

Can I recover damages for a premises liability accident?

You may have a valid premises liability claim if you were injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to properly light their property. Serious injuries can result from poor lighting, because it can prevent an individual from being capable of seeing changes in the pavement, obstacles, or even staircases.

If you were injured as a result of this, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. The type of compensation you are awarded is typically dependant on what damages you have faced and what losses you will continue to have. New York courts will usually assess your situation according to those two elements. The most common types of compensation are awarded for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you are unsure whether or not you are qualified to receive financial compensation for the burdens you have faced as a result of your accident, it is a good idea to reach out to a qualified New York personal injury firm to learn more about your options.

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