All property owners, residential and commercial, have the duty to ensure safe environments for all visitors. If you have been harmed in a slip & fall accident by a hazardous condition on another’s sidewalk, personal residence, restaurant, mall, hotel, office building, school, park, theater, museum, or other property, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim and receive compensation for your injury.
What is Considered a Slip & Fall Accident?
“Slip and Fall” injuries are a major cause of premises liability and commonly occur from uneven or slippery surfaces but can also be the result of:
- crumbling stairs
- wet floors
- exposed electrical wiring
- raised flooring
- falling debris
- obstructed pathways
- poorly lit walkways
Premises liability law seeks to protect parties who are injured as a result of the property owner’s negligence. We have the resources and experience necessary to help you collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even emotional trauma.
What Is the Potential Compensation for Individuals Involved in Slip and Fall Accidents
The compensation awarded to individuals in New York who experience slip-and-fall accidents predominantly hinges on the extent and seriousness of their injuries. Those confronted with injuries resulting in long-term health complications or permanent disabilities typically receive more substantial settlements.
When our New York-based legal team advocates for slip and fall accident victims, we typically seek reparation for:
- Medical expenditures
- Costs associated with rehabilitative care
- Lost wages
- Diminished future earning potential
- Physical pain and emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Decreased quality of life
- Wrongful death
Our experienced team of attorneys specializes in personal injury cases and will work diligently to assess your situation, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to secure the maximum compensation you deserve. We are committed to providing top-notch legal representation while ensuring your contentment and peace of mind throughout the entire process.
Contact an Experienced Nassau & Queens Premises Liability Lawyer Today!
Our personal injury law firm can assess your injury and assist you in determining whether the property owner failed to maintain his or her property or properly warn of hazardous conditions. For your claim to be successful, it must be shown that the property owner knew, or should have known, about the hazardous situation and failed to correct it in a timely manner and that the action or inaction of the property owner caused the condition which led to your injury.
Once liability has been established, we will work with you to prove a direct causal relationship between the hazard on the property and the injury that you suffered.
We will represent you aggressively so you can take care of what is most important—recovering from your injury and regaining your health. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C. handles New York slip & fall accident cases in Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan from their office in Garden City.