It may not be too late for you to make a claim. However, to properly evaluate the claim, more information is needed. Where were you in Penn Station? There are many entities operating in Penn Station. Amtrak operates certain portions of Penn Station. New York City Transit operates subway stations connected to Penn Station and generally you must file a Notice of Claim against NYC Transit within 90 days of the incident. Did you fall because of an unsafe condition? Do you have photographs of the condition? In order to file a slip and fall claim you must prove that there was an unsafe condition which caused you to fall, that the entity responsible for maintaining the area knew or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known of the condition and either corrected it or placed an appropriate warning. I suggest that you contact a qualified personal injury attorney immediately to obtain and full and complete evaluation of your potential claim.
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In addition to the fine answer you've received, have you been to a physician, are there witnesses, was it reported? You need to act quickly.
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Penn Station is owned by National Railroad Passenger Corp (Amtrak) and ordinarily they are entitled to a formal Notice of Claim within 90 days. Since you filed an accident report the day of the accident, and were then incapacitated for a period of time, you may able to obtain permission of the court to file late notice of claim. I've brought suit against Amtrak for broken doors at Penn Station, and they have been extremely receptive to early resolution of claims. You need to speak with an attorney immediately.
If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Stewart & Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Telephone -516.512.6333 Email - Jgold@goldstewart.com
Mr. Timko offers excellent guidance. It is suggested that you contact a personal injury attorney in your area to further discuss the specifics of your fall. If the entity responsible happens to be a municipality you may still be able to bring a claim, but you must act quickly.
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