Manhattan Tourist Accidents
Manhattan Tourist Accident Injury Lawyers
Tourists from all over the world come to Manhattan in order to enjoy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Riverside Church, Times Square, the South Street Seaport, Ground Zero, and Washington Square Park. In the process, tourists are often injured in accidents involving taxicabs, city buses, slips and falls, and falling debris.
At the law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our attorneys work with accident investigators to expose negligence on the part of drivers, city buses, property owners, and construction companies. We have the resources necessary to investigate what caused an accident and what should have been done to prevent it from happening. In the process, our attorneys work to track down eyewitnesses, collect pertinent evidence, and recreate what happened so jurors can understand how our client was injured.
Injured While Touring Times Square?
If you were injured in an accident while on vacation in New York City or while visiting Times Square, contact the Manhattan law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick today to schedule a FREE consultation and learn how we can help you.
Accidents Involving Tourists
The law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick represents accident victims in injury lawsuits/cases involving the following:
- Taxicab accidents
- Common tourist activities:
- Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration injuries
- NYC bike tour accidents
- Sporting event injuries
- Horse drawn carriage accidents
- Bicycle taxis/pedicabs accidents
- Ferry and water taxi collisions
- Central Park & other park injuries
- Mass transit accidents
- Bus accidents:
- Tour bus accident
- Hop-on-hop-off double decker bus tours injuries
- Boat and ferry accidents
- Pedestrian knockdowns
- Premises Liability Injuries:
- Hotel fires
- Slips and falls
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Sidewalk disrepair
- Falling debris
- Inadequate security / personal assault
- Car accidents
Assessing Liability – What Accident Victims Need to Know
In lawsuits/cases involving disrepair, wet floors, malfunctioning fire alarms, or personal assault, liability is a function of a violation of a duty of care a business or property owner has towards its patrons. If a situation presents a foreseeable danger, and the property owner had notice of a defect of dangerous condition and failed to fix the problem, they can be held liable for injuries that occur as a result. For example, a wet floor in the lobby of a hotel represents a foreseeable danger: someone could slip and fall. If the hotel knew the floor was wet, failing to remove the danger violates a duty of car hotel operators have towards patrons.
Alternatively, a hotel that is aware of security risks associated with its parking garage should hire security personal and install adequate lighting to reduce or remove the risk. In both instances, hotel liability is a function of foreseeable risks and a duty of care hotel owners owe those who stay on the premises. The same principle applies to injuries caused by disrepair or dangers at a tourist sight. Were proper precautions taken to remove known risks? If not, the operator may be held liable for injuries that occur as a result.
Contact the Manhattan Tourist Accident Attorneys at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
Since tourists don’t live in New York City, it’s important for accident victims to retain legal counsel who understand how liability and insurance law works in New York and who can aggressively defend their rights and interests. At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our Manhattan personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in representing accident victims who are not from New York and who need local counsel prepared to fight for them. We work to minimize or eliminate the need for out-of-state clients to travel to New York City and we coordinate with our client’s busy schedules when return visits are necessary.
If you were injured while visiting New York City, contact the Manhattan tourist accident lawyers at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick today to schedule a FREE consultation and learn how we can help you.