New York Tourist Injury Attorneys
New York state has an estimated 19.5 million residents across the five boroughs, with 8.6 million residing in New York City. Add to that the commuter from New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and nearby states, as well as the estimated 63 million people that visit New York City each year, according to the Center for an Urban Future, it is a busy and crowded place to visit.
Whether it is a trip for work, enjoying time with friends and family in the Finger Lakes or Long Island, or simply taking a vacation or traveling to enjoy the Adirondacks or Catskills, or visiting the attractions, tourist destinations, restaurants, theater and shows, and more than New York and New York City has to offer, New York is a wonderful travel destination that attracts people across the country and the globe.
While most people leave New York with a positive experience, others experience injuries that sometimes negatively impact them for many months or years down the road. If you or your loved ones have been involved in an accident or were injured while traveling in New York or New York City, contact us at (212) 779-0057 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your legal rights and options in this situation.
Causes of Tourist Accidents and Injuries in New York
While in New York City, many tourists ride a bike or take public transportation, including taxis, Ubers, Lyfts, rideshares, buses, trains, and ferries, all of which bring about their own inherent risks in such a heavily-populated city. Even when tourists walk around and enjoy everything that New York City has to offer, there are risks or tripping, falling, or slipping on sidewalks or in destinations around town.
The following are some of the causes that frequently lead to accidents for travelers to New York and New York City:
- Traffic Accidents
- Falling (such as down stairs or off of a surface)
- Slipping (due to inclement weather or on slick surfaces indoors)
- Maintenance or safety issues
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Negligent security
- Subway accidents
- Bike accidents
- Train accidents
- Hotel accidents
- Injuries in city parks or tourist destinations
- Sports Injuries (including hiking, water skiing, jet skiing, zip-lining, snowboarding, diving/snorkeling, prolonged swimming/sunbathing, and boating)
Contact a New York tourist injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today if you have any questions or need legal advice.
Common Tourist Injuries and Accidents
If you were the victim of an accident while traveling in New York or New York City, you may be able to file a claim.
Common tourist accidents and injuries include:
- Brain injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal cord injury
Even a seemingly minor accident may cause more serious complications months or years down the road, so it is essential to seek medical care following the incident to ensure that you do not have more severe unknown injuries or internal bleeding that are not visible. These medical records are also important to obtain when pursuing a legal case against the responsible party in the future.
You May Be Able to Recover Damages for Your Accident While Traveling in New York
If you or your loved ones have been injured or in an accident in New York or New York City, you may be able to recover damages due to:
- Diminished quality of life
- Funeral costs
- Lost limbs
- Lost wages
- Medical bills incurred
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injury or disability
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation costs
- Wrongful death
Visitors to New York have the same rights to bring a lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries as a resident of New York. Only a local New York attorney has the knowledge and local experience to help victims receive the compensation they deserve for their unfortunate injuries.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a case for injuries sustained. Contact a New York tourist accident victim lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today if you have any questions or need legal advice. Our lawyers are experienced at understanding the personal injury laws in New York and understanding your legal rights after a personal injury.
We have received millions of dollars for clients who were injured while traveling in New York.
Our attorneys have been able to successfully obtain personal injury awards worth millions of dollars for other injured travelers who suffered injuries while visiting New York and may be able to do the same for you when you’ve been injured while traveling in New York. Contact a New York personal injury attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.