Inadequate lighting

Inadequate Lighting Accidents in New York

Although New York City is sometimes called “the city that never sleeps,” there are still many locations where inadequate lighting poses a safety threat.

Apartment buildings, parking lots, parking garages and outdoor spaces can have broken lighting that presents a hazard. Improper design can mean that even the best maintenance does not prevent accidents caused by dim lighting.

If negligence in lighting maintenance or design caused conditions that resulted in a slip-and-fall, an assault or another injury-causing incident, you may be able to take action to recover compensation. At Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C., our New York personal injury lawyers handle all types of premises liability cases, including those involving inadequate lighting. Call us at (800) 724-3537 or contact us by e-mail for a free initial consultation. One of our attorneys will talk with you about your options and rights.

Keeping New Yorkers Safe Since 1998

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Lawyers With Experience, Resources and Knowledge

Our New York law firm has been helping people injured in New York City since 1998. We know how to conduct accident investigations and we consult with experts and specialists in many fields to identify the party that was responsible for your injuries. In cases involving inadequate lighting, we visit the scene, examine maintenance records, consult with lighting designers and security experts, and work with medical providers to determine the extent of the injuries and their effect on our client’s life.

Examples of Inadequate Lighting Cases

Our attorneys handle matters involving injuries caused by:

  • Broken light bulbs or missing fixtures in entryways, stairwells and hallways
  • Inadequate or missing lights in parking garages, parking lots and streets
  • Power outages

Conditions such as these can result in slip-, trip-and-fall accidents. They can also make assaults easier because a criminal can easily hide when lighting is inadequate or nonexistent. Whatever the precise incident, victims can suffer broken limbs, head and brain injuries, and other trauma. Our lawyers know how to build strong cases by collecting the facts and making effective presentations to juries, insurance companies and judges.

What to Do After an Accident Caused by Inadequate Lighting

First, if you can, write down everything that happened as soon as possible – even things that may seem trivial. You never know what could be relevant and strengthen your case. Second, seek medical attention, even if you think that your injuries were minor. In many instances, the consequences of a slip-and-fall or other accident show up days or weeks later in the form of headaches, back problems or other symptoms. Third, call an attorney at Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. We will advise you about your rights and options and determine whether you should file a lawsuit. Contact us by e-mail or call us at (800) 724-3537 to schedule your free initial consultation.