East New York Slip and Fall Lawyers
Most people take for granted that owners of commercial properties maintain their buildings, keeping them in a safe condition. Unfortunately, each year millions of people discover that is not necessarily the case, after they are injured in a slip and fall accident due to property owner or building management negligence.
In an instant, a slip and fall accident can turn you from an active, mobile person to one battling a short or long-term disability. In the interim, you cannot work or care for your loved ones, and you do not know how you will pay your medical and regular bills.
The East New York slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London will fight to protect your rights. Our dedicated attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our personal injury clients in settlements and verdicts.
Slip and Fall Accidents
The most frequent causes of slips and falls due to property owner negligence and poor maintenance include:
- Broken or uneven stairs
- Debris in traffic areas
- Holes in floors
- Insufficient lighting
- Poor ramp design
- Torn carpeting
- Wet flooring or pavement
- Uneven pavement
Property Owner Duty of Care
Property owners owe a duty of care to those on the premises. This duty of care includes regular inspection of the property, to ensure it is in safe condition. If dangerous situations are found, they require prompt resolution.
Commercial property owners, in particular, must reasonably foresee any potential accidents and mitigate the situation. For example, many slip and fall accidents occur after a person slips on a wet floor. Businesses must clean up spills and keep their floors clean, but they must also warn people that the floor is wet and hazardous. Should they fail to post warning signs or cordon the area, that is usually negligence on their part.
In Brooklyn, slip and fall accidents most often occur in supermarkets, movie and performing arts theaters, office buildings, retail stores, gyms, restaurants, hotels, parking garages, and the like. Many of the city’s major tourist attractions are also places where slip and fall accidents are relatively common.
Slip and Fall Damages
Compensation, or damages, from a slip and fall accident may include:
- Medical expenses, current and future
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
An experienced slip and fall attorney knows a reasonable settlement amount for the type of injuries affecting the client.
Contact an East New York Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you suffered a serious injury due to a property owner’s negligence, you need the services of a personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London. To arrange a free consultation, call or text us 24/7 or fill out our online contact form. We will evaluate your claim. If your claim is valid, we can proceed with an investigation and help you receive the compensation you deserve. Hablamos Espanol.