Bronx Slip and Fall Lawyer
Property owners and lessees in the Bronx are expected to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If you suffer a slip and fall accident because of a property owner’s negligence, you could end up not only spending time in the hospital and running up large medical bills, but losing weeks or months of work. A slip and fall resulting in head trauma or another severe injury might cause long-term or permanent disability.
A Bronx slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Over the past two decades, our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for negligence victims.
Slip and falls
While business and property owners in New York City are required to keep their properties in a safe condition for customers and visitors, not every slip and fall accident results from negligence. When the property owner is aware that a defect that could cause an accident is present – or they should have been aware of it – they may prove responsible in a premises liability lawsuit. Had they remedied the problem, it is likely the slip and fall would not have occurred. Common causes of slip and falls include:
- Torn carpeting
- Missing floor tiles
- Holes in flooring
- Missing handrails
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken steps or stairs
- Cords or wires strewn about
- Wet, slick floors
Slip and fall injuries
Most victims of slip and falls suffer relatively minor injuries, such as bruising or scrapes. However, a significant percentage are badly hurt, and such injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Concussion or traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Neck injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
If you experience a slip and fall, going to the emergency room or otherwise seeking prompt medical attention is vital. Head to a healthcare provider right away, even if you do not think your injuries are that bad. Some injuries may take up to 48 hours or more to become apparent. The longer you wait, the more likely the insurance company will allege your injuries are not serious or that they did not happen on the insured’s premises.
Document the incident
When you fall and hurt yourself, your first impulse probably does not involve using your smartphone to document the situation. However, since good evidence is critical in a premises liability case, that is exactly what you should do if you are able. Report your fall to store or building management, and try to obtain contact information for any eyewitnesses.
Contact Bronx slip and fall lawyers
If you or someone you know was injured due to property owner negligence, the compassionate slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London will let you know your options. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will assess your case and let you know if you have a claim. As we work on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless we win. Hablamos Espanol.