Available Recourse of an Injury from Hiking
Were you injured while hiking on state land? Contact dedicated Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney Richard Nicotra to fight for you.
- It’s important for a client who is injured while participating in a recreational sport – such as hiking on state land – to know about New York State’s specific laws regarding assumption of risk when participating in certain recreational activities.
- If the particular injury might have been expected to occur during a hike, bringing a claim is typically precluded.
- Claims against the state have very short notice windows and are very difficult cases to pursue. You are required to file a Notice of Claim – or an Intention to File Notice of Claim – through a process that begins with the state.
- One’s ability to bring a claim for an injury sustained while involved in a recreational sport depends on proof that something significant proves negligence on the part of whoever caused the injury.