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Poor Lighting

New York Poor Lighting Accident Lawyer

No matter where you go, sufficient lighting is essential to help ensure you can identify any dangerous conditions or hazards that may lie ahead. Importantly, property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises in a safe condition to prevent injuries to others — this includes providing sufficient lighting. However, some owners may fail to take steps to appropriately illuminate their property, leading to the potential for accidents that can result in serious injuries.

If you were hurt due to inadequate lighting conditions on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. offers proficient representation and aggressive advocacy to clients who have incurred monetary losses and sustained physical injuries in poor lighting accidents caused by an owner’s negligence. 

Causes of Poor Lighting Accidents

There are many reasons why poor lighting accidents may occur. In some cases, a property owner or landlord might fail to replace a broken bulb or damaged light fixture. In other cases, there may be design flaws concerning the layout of the lighting on the property. Unfortunately, when a commercial or residential property isn’t well lit, hazards such as potholes, cracks, wet spots, ice, debris, and other defects may not be noticeable, and a trip and fall or slip and fall can occur.

Inadequate lighting accidents can occur in almost any public places, including:

  • Stairwells
  • Parking garages and parking lots
  • Gas stations
  • Shopping malls
  • Apartment building lobbies
  • Outdoor walkways
  • Office buildings
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Pool areas


Not only can slip or trip and fall accidents arise due to insufficient lighting, but dimly lit conditions can also increase the risk of certain crimes — such as robbery or assault. If a property owner or landlord knew, or should have known, about a poor lighting condition on their property and failed to remedy it, they may be held liable for negligence if you’ve sustained injuries as a result.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., our lawyers will carefully investigate the facts and circumstances of your poor lighting accident and strive to secure the maximum compensation available for your injuries.   

Poor Lighting Accident Injuries

Poor lighting accident injuries can vary, depending upon how the incident occurred. If you tripped or slipped and fell, you may have suffered torn ligaments, damage to teeth, fractured ribs, a twisted ankle, a broken hip, paralysis, nerve damage, and traumatic brain injury. Additionally, there are numerous injuries that you may have sustained if you were a victim of a crime brought on by poor lighting conditions — in addition to having endured physical injuries, you may also have suffered emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the attack.

It’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately following an accident caused by poor lighting conditions. Even if you don’t think you were seriously hurt, some injuries may not become apparent until days or weeks later. The sooner you get the medical care you need, the faster you will begin to feel better. However, documentation of your injuries is also critical for any personal injury lawsuit you may commence — without being able to establish your injuries through medical records, you will not have a viable claim.

To determine the severity of your injuries, your doctor may refer you for X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, EMG-NCVs, and other tests that they think might be necessary. Depending on your doctor’s diagnosis, they might recommend physical therapy or chiropractic treatment. In some cases, surgery may also be required.

At The Dearie Law Firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial effects that a poor lighting accident can have on your life and livelihood. Providing personal time and attention to every case, regularly obtain substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients who have suffered injuries stemming from inadequate lighting conditions on another’s property.

Relentless Representation Fighting for Fair Compensation

If you were injured in an accident arising from insufficient lighting on another’s property, your medical bills might have quickly added up. You may also have had to take time off work as your injuries healed. Significantly, you may be entitled to monetary recovery for the economic and non-economic damages you incurred due to the property owner’s negligence.

By commencing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover your unreimbursed medical expenses, lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs in connection with the accident. You may also be entitled to receive monetary compensation for the pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life you experienced.

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been securing impressive results for clients injured as a result of poor lighting accidents for over 30 years. Committed to ensuring that we achieve the best possible outcome in your case, our attorneys will strategically evaluate your claim and provide effective counsel to help you recover the compensation you deserve. 

Contact a Skilled New York Poor Lighting Accident Lawyer

Poor lighting accidents can happen to anyone — and they can cause severe injuries. If you were hurt in a poor lighting accident, it’s crucial to contact a personal injury attorney who can assess your case and advise you concerning your legal rights and remedies. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has been skillfully representing the victims of inadequate lighting accidents for more than three decades and securing the monetary recovery that is rightfully theirs.

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Contact us at 1-800-2-DEARIE for a consultation.