Has a slip, trip, and fall accident injured you or a family member? A powerful legal system protects you. Do you need to take time off because you are injured? There may be financial compensation available.

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NY Slip and Fall Lawyers

Owners of negligently maintained properties can be held responsible for their actions. Private civil lawsuits may be filed by accident victims. Our personal injury attorneys are available now for a free consultation of your case.

Should I Get A Personal Injury Lawyer For A Slip & Fall?

Slip and fall accidents are considered premises liability claims in the legal world. A commercial or residential property owner has a legal responsibility to maintain their property in an adequately safe condition. As a result, apartment and condominium buildings, and the parking lots outside residences, must maintain their common areas. Elevators, stairways, and floors in convenience stores are included.

Whenever you enter a residential or commercial property, you have a reasonable right to expect the property and premises to be maintained safely. Residents of New York are entitled to this right. Some of your rights even extend to the sidewalks outside your home or business, which property owners are also obligated to keep in good condition.

Premises Liability

Property owners who fail to maintain their property, allowing it to fall into disrepair, or failing to fix obvious safety hazards can be considered negligent. A slip and fall accident is a classic example of negligence in the legal realm.

Negligence in principle refers to the neglect of the safety and welfare of others, but the concept also recognizes that certain entities also have an obligation to provide such care. Property owners owe their guests, residents, visitors, and customers a duty of care under the principles of civil law.

Falls, Slips, and Trips: Common Hazards

As a general rule, residential and commercial property owners must attend to safety hazards quickly, otherwise, guests, residents, visitors, and customers could be injured.

During a convenient store or big box grocery store visit, spills must be cleaned up in a timely manner. A broken staircase and a rickety railing should be repaired immediately in apartment buildings to prevent injury. Snow and ice should be dealt with quickly in parking lots. Escalators in shopping malls need to be fixed as soon as possible.

Several other slip and fall hazards exist, including:

  • Floor debris, such as grocery liquids spilled at a supermarket
  • Apartment building hallways cluttered
  • Broken railings on stairways
  • Wet floors without adequate warning
  • Concrete floors with holes and stairways that are broken
  • Areas with poor lighting
  • Workplace conditions, including construction zones, that are unsafe

Victims of slip-and-fall accidents can suffer serious injuries if property owners do not address these potential hazards on time. Regardless of the specifics of every slip and fall accident, the following injuries seem to occur frequently:

  • Bruised wrists, hands, fingers, elbows, ankles, and legs
  • Neck pain that persists
  • Herniated discs and other back injuries
  • Abrasions and lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Disc injuries that cause permanent paralysis
  • Injuries to soft tissues, such as torn ligaments

An injury of this nature can be devastating. There are many cases of slip and fall victims who are unable to work; others suffer permanent impairments. Expenses associated with medical care can compound quickly, leaving some families facing bankruptcy or worse, while the person suffering from the condition deals with the depression and hopelessness that often results.

Slip and Fall Settlements

If you have been injured, you deserve compensation. A personal injury claim can help victims recover compensation for a range of damages, including:

  • Costs associated with the fall, such as surgical bills and ongoing physical therapy
  • Loss of wages and earnings potential
  • Anxiety and pain

In the state of New York, the civil law has a rich history, which safeguards the compensation rights of victims of negligence. It is possible to get aid if you are injured or unable to work. Let our lawyers guide you through the slip and fall process. Our experience and resources will help you succeed.

Holding Property Owners Accountable

A civil lawsuit can be brought against negligent property owners in New York to hold them liable for their wrongdoing. The property owner may be liable for financial damages if you slip and fall due to their negligence. Our slip and fall attorneys have seen just about every type of slip and fall accident imaginable, from minor trips due to uneven pavement to more serious accidents involving ice-covered sidewalks. Negligence is the most common cause of these accidents.

Free Slip & Fall Claim Consultation

Did you or someone you love suffer an injury in a slip and fall accident in NY? Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. has a team of experienced attorneys who can help. Whether you need compensation or advice, we have the resources and experience you need. The dignity and respect you deserve will always be our top priority. Whenever you need legal assistance, we are here for you.

Contact our lawyers free of charge to find out what legal options you have. There is no cost or obligation to find out more information. We offer free case evaluations to anyone who calls us today. There is no risk to you in finding out more information.

Interested in filing a lawsuit, but worried about the cost?  We only work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not be charged a fee unless we win your case.

Slip and Fall Accident Consultations

Were you or someone you loved injured in a slip and fall accident in New York? At Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., our goal is to help victims of these and any other type of personal injury stemming from negligence. If you slip, trip, and fall on someone else’s property you may be able to sue them to receive compensation. The possibility of compensation is very concrete.

With a combination of compassionate guidance and aggressive representation, our lawyers have been able to help countless victims of slip and fall injuries pursue financial compensation. Our legal solutions are always tailored to the specific needs of each client – your case will be no different.

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