If you slipped and fell on someone else’s dangerous property in Queens, give us a call. You should feel safe wherever you go, whether it’s to the park, a grocery store, or a friend’s apartment complex. When you aren’t safe and a property causes you harm, the law might entitle you to compensation.

We’re here to hold negligent property owners and tenants responsible for hazards on their property. Give Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. a call at (212) 490-5700 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation with a slip and fall attorney.

The Benefits of Hiring a Queens Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents are covered by New York premises liability law. This area of law is complicated. It’s hard to learn on your own. That’s why we recommend hiring a lawyer experienced with slip and fall accidents in Queens. By hiring an attorney who knows this area of law and is familiar with legal claims in Queens, you can be confident you have the right information and advice.

When we accept a slip and fall or trip and fall case, we immediately investigate. We look into the property, the hazard that caused your fall, and the property owner, tenant, and management. Many parties might be responsible for the property in some way, and we’ll identify them all.

We are careful to gather as much evidence as possible, including:

  • Pictures
  • Surveillance videos
  • Accident reports
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Expert testimony
  • Business documents

We use the evidence to build you a strong case. Depending on what we can find, we might recommend filing a premises liability lawsuit. During discovery, we can find out more about the property owner, the maintenance of the property, and any history of accidents.

We settle many slip and fall claims through insurance. We’re highly experienced and skilled in negotiating fair settlements. However, if going to trial is in your best interests, we’ll say so.

Common Causes of Slip & Falls in Queens

You or a loved one may have been injured because of:

  • 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

Where Did You Slip & Fall?

We handle trip and fall and slip and fall cases that 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

Were You Hurt on Public or Private Locations?

Where you slipped and fell affects your claim. If you fell on private property, your claim is usually against the owner, tenant, or property manager. It depends on who was responsible for maintaining the property for guests. You may go through a premises liability lawsuit, though many slip and fall victims resolve their cases through insurance settlements.

If you fell on public property, you face a different claim process. You have to file a notice of claim within 90 days with the right government agency. We highly recommend calling a Queens slip and fall accident lawyer as soon as possible. Let us identify who owns the property and which agency to contact.

Were You Hurt in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Sometimes when you fall, you can get up and brush yourself off. Other times, you suffer a serious injury. If you fell from a height, you might have suffered a permanent and life-altering injury.

We’ve handled cases involving:

Don’t wait until you’ve fully recovered to give us a call. Contact a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. We’ll work with you, your medical providers, and medical experts to understand the severity of your injuries.

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How To Prove Liability in Slip and Fall Cases

A person or business might be liable for your injuries if they didn’t keep the property reasonably safe for visitors and workers. This responsibility is called a duty of care, and it includes inspecting the property, making necessary repairs, and warning visitors about potential hazards.

When you’re injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s best to consult a lawyer. Figuring out who is responsible for your injuries can be challenging. We carefully investigate your accident and ownership of the property. We identify if the occupant of the property differs from the owner. We also look into whether the owner or tenant paid for a maintenance or property management service. All of these parties might be liable for compensating you.

To win compensation, we’ll establish several elements:

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

Were You Trespassing?

An owner or tenant’s duty of care doesn’t extend to trespassers. They are less responsible for what happens to someone who is on their property without permission. If you were trespassing, talk with an attorney about how this changes your claim and whether you can recover compensation.

Slip and Fall Compensation

After proving you have a valid claim, we’ll demand compensation for your:

Call a Queens Slip and Fall Attorney for Help

Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents always seem to come out of nowhere. One minute you’re running an errand, and the next, you’re wondering how you’ll pay the medical bills. We want to help you get through this difficult time. We’ll guide you through the insurance claim process and, when necessary, litigation. We prioritize your best interests and fight for the maximum compensation possible.

To schedule your free consultation, call (212) 490-5700 or use our online form.

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