The Benefits of Hiring a Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and fall claims are part of New York premises liability law. This area of law can be complicated, which is why we recommend hiring an attorney. We’ll explain the law, how it applies to your situation, and your options. By working with a slip-and-fall attorney, you know you have the right information. Better yet, you have someone on your side.

When we take on a trip and fall or slip and fall case, we investigate. We gather evidence about what caused your fall, who is responsible for the building, and your injuries. That evidence can include photos, surveillance videos, accident reports, eyewitness statements, expert testimony, business documents, and more. We use all of this to build a strong compensation claim.

Most slip and fall accidents are resolved through an insurance settlement. We identify who owned or managed the property. This person or business should have insurance that covers bodily injuries. We’re experienced negotiators who will fight for you to get the maximum settlement possible.

We’ll also tell you when filing a lawsuit is in your best interests. Sometimes we need the discovery process to gather more information, like business records. Even after filing a lawsuit, we might still settle your case. Your case might go to trial, in which case, we aren’t afraid to fight for fair compensation before a judge or jury.

Common Causes of Bronx Slip and Fall Accidents

Serious slip and fall accidents can come from:

  • Uneven sidewalks and other walkways
  • Spilled food and beverages
  • Foreign substances on the ground, like oil
  • Garbage or debris on the ground
  • Loose carpet, floorboards, or stairs
  • Unsecure rugs
  • Loose cords or wires on the ground
  • Uneven stairs
  • Missing guardrails and handrails
  • Unlit or dimly lit areas
  • Recently mopped or waxed floors

Common Slip and Fall Locations

Where were you hurt? We often tackle cases where the trip or slip and fall happened on or in:

  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots and parking garages
  • Public parks
  • The subway
  • MTA buses
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Grocery stores
  • Bodegas, corner stores, and convenience stores
  • Gas stations
  • Retail stores or malls
  • Apartment buildings
  • Hotels and motels
  • Hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, and dentists’ offices
  • College campuses
  • Entertainment venues, movie theaters, and sports stadiums
  • Government buildings

Public Locations v. Private Locations

Where your slip and fall accident happened matters. We confirm whether you were injured in a public or private place because it impacts the claims process. If you were hurt on public property, a government entity is responsible. We’ll have 90 days from the date of the accident to file a notice of claim with the right government agency.

If you were hurt on private property, we’d figure out who was responsible for caring for the area. Your claim isn’t always against the property owner. Often, property managers or tenants are responsible for the condition of the property.

Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

Trip and falls and slip and falls can cause severe and catastrophic injuries, including:

When you or a loved one are dealing with severe slip and fall injuries, give us a call. Don’t wait. We should get started on your claim right away. The property owner or manager’s insurer might offer you a settlement. Make sure a lawyer reviews it before accepting it. It could be less than you deserve.

Proving Liability for Slip and Fall Injuries

Whoever is in charge of a property is responsible for taking reasonable steps to keep guests safe from preventable harm. This responsibility is called a duty of care. It can include inspecting the property, making repairs, and warning visitors of possible dangers. Failing to uphold that duty makes a property owner, manager, or tenant liable for injuries.

Why you were on the property matters, too. A property owner or manager’s responsibility is to lawful visitors or workers. If you were trespassing, the owner doesn’t owe you the same level of safety. It could be harder to win compensation if you didn’t have permission to be on the property.

To win compensation, we’ll prove several facts:

  • The property owner had a duty of care
  • There was a hazardous condition on the property
  • The owner knew or reasonably should’ve known about the hazard
  • The owner failed to repair or warn you about the hazard
  • You were injured

Slip and Fall Compensation

If you can establish all the elements of a slip and fall case, you may win compensation for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Lower quality of life

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No one expects to fall and get badly hurt. But it happens more often than you’d think. We’re here to help when you suffer more than a few bruises and scrapes. Give us a call at (212) 490-5700 or contact us online. You can schedule a free consultation with our Brooklyn premises liability attorneys.

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