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Poor Lighting Accidents

Accidents caused by poor or inadequate lighting can happen in various locations throughout New York, such as stairways, restaurants, parking lots, ATMs, and even on typical NYC streets. If you've been injured due to insufficient lighting on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation. The Porter Law Group is here to help.

New York Poor Lighting Accidents Lawyers

Should you find yourself or a loved one injured in an accident due to poor lighting, you need to immediately do the following:

  • Seek help and medical treatment 
  • Take photos or recordings of the accident site 
  • Ask any witnesses for their contact information 
  • Secure the services of a personal injury lawyer 

Poor lighting accidents are covered under premises liability cases. You need a good personal injury lawyer to represent you if you want to successfully recover adequate compensation for any injury suffered. There is a 3-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York. However, if you are filing the claim against local government agencies, such as police departments, public housing agencies, or public transportation entities, you will need to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident, and bring your civil case forward within 1 year. 

Time is of the essence. Contact The Porter Law Group for experienced legal representation. Our skilled attorneys will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to discuss your case.

What are Poor Lighting Accidents?

Property owners in New York have a responsibility to ensure their premises are adequately lit to prevent accidents and injuries. When they fail to do so, visitors, pedestrians, and patrons can suffer various injuries ranging from minor scrapes and bruises to severe, long-lasting harm. 

Poor lighting accidents can occur in many places:

  • Restaurants
  • Public restrooms
  • Movie theaters
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores 
  • Bars
  • Public transportation or cruise ships

There are regulations for lighting of premises under the Administrative Codes of different cities, and State Laws. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have deep knowledge, impeccable research skills, and a proven track record of recovering compensation for many New Yorkers who were injured as a result of other people’s negligence.  

What Injuries Can Be Caused by Poor Lighting?

Inadequate lighting can lead to several types of accidents and injuries, such as:

  • Trips and falls due to poor visibility
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Fractures
  • In severe cases, wrongful death

What Type of  Damages Can I Recover in a Poor Lighting Accident Lawsuit?

Upon successfully proving that the property owner, or responsible government agency was negligent in providing adequate lighting for the premises, and that this was the cause of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life

Property owners in New York often have premises liability insurance, which covers defense attorneys who will negotiate the case in their favor, or try to get you to settle for as little as possible. If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident due to poor lighting, it is wise to get good legal counsel immediately, lest you be left shortchanged. 

Contact a New York Poor Lighting Accident Attorney

Don't wait to seek legal help if you've been injured due to inadequate lighting on someone else's property. And do not trust your fate to inexperienced and unproven attorneys. The Porter Law Group is committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 833-PORTER9 or info@porterlawteam.com to schedule a consultation with an experienced poor lighting accident attorney.

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by Michael S. Porter
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