What Happens When You Have a Slip and Fall Accident at a PATH Station?
When we think of slip and fall accidents, we think of wintery conditions where sidewalks are frozen over or covered with snow. But in fact, one of the most common accidents in a PATH station happens to be slip and fall accidents. And unlike a normal slip and fall accident, getting into an accident at a PATH station can be much different than slipping and falling in a store.
For instance, let’s say you’re heading to your train when the heel of your shoe catches on something. Despite your efforts, you fall down and injure your arm. You are taken to the hospital where you find out you broke your arm caused by the fall. Now what?
As we’ve mentioned before, getting injured in an accident on a PATH platform is different than a regular premises liability case. You have to file a report within 90 days to the Port Authority and then have it investigate the case. But like many companies who face a personal injury lawsuit after a slip and fall accident, you will find getting compensation is not that easy. The Port Authority will do all it can to prevent your lawsuit. It may even claim that you are responsible for your slip and fall accident because you weren’t paying attention at the time.
This is when an experienced personal injury lawyer will come in handy. Not only will an attorney know the proper method to file a case against the government, he/she will make sure the Port Authority doesn’t blame you for your accident.
If you have a slip and fall accident, don’t delay. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.