When in a public place or on someone’s property it is generally assumed that you should be safe there, however sometimes building owners fail to maintain their premises and that can lead pedestrians to slip and fall. While slipping and falling doesn’t sound like a serious injury, it can lead to disastrous harm. That’s when a personal injury lawyer from Hecht, Kleeger, and Damashek, P.C., to help you navigate through these tough situations.
When a person slips and falls onto a hard surface like the sidewalk, significant medical injuries can arise including:
– Broken necks
– Spinal injuries
– Brain damage
– Broken bones
– Torn muscles
While you most likely can’t sue anyone if you slip and fall in your own home, if you fall on someone else’s property, they may be held liable for your injury and you have the right to seek damages.
Even if you slip and fall because of a snow or ice condition, you may still be able to sue because owners have the duty to maintain their property and remove ice from outside their stores or shops. The owner simply saying that they didn’t know about the situation is not a proper defense and they can have charges filed against them. Whenever you are dealing with a slip and fall accident, the court will want to know whether or not the property owner’s conduct was reasonable for the situation.
If you slip and fall at a facility you may feel like it is an isolated incident and most likely your fault, but you should call one of our personal injury lawyers so we can discuss with you what occurred and how to proceed with legal action. We fully support our clients who have been injured due to someone else’s neglect and will aggressively fight for their right to compensation.
It is important that you contact one of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek’s personal injury lawyers right away so we can move forward with seeking the compensation that you rightly deserve. Slips and falls can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills and can potentially cause you to to miss work and lose wages.
Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of victims and their families. With more than 75 years of combined experience, the attorneys of Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., have devoted their legal practice to the pursuit of justice. The partners from Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., originally came from the largest, most experienced and most profitable personal injury firms in New York State.