It happens when you may get injured by simply walking down the street. Pedestrian accidents are a little different than auto accidents. There are traffic regulations that apply to pedestrians in New York. You should be aware of the law and what the rules are if you or a loved one go injured walking on a sidewalk or in a building. Insurance companies may try to blame the pedestrian for their own personal injuries. Even if as a pedestrian you violate a traffic law the driver of the vehicle may still share in the fault, reason being is because every driver must exercise due care to avoid crashing or hitting a pedestrian, regardless if the pedestrian actually violated the law or not.
An owner of a property building is expected to ensure that their building and its surrounding areas is fairly safe. If the business is opened up to the public, this makes it even more critical. If the building owner does not take the proper steps to assure that the property or building is safe, then that person can be taken to court and sued for damages caused to the public.
If you are a victim of such, be sure to contact an attorney that can help, one who practices in Personal Injury law.
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