East Village Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you have sustained injuries in a fall, you might have grounds to pursue legal action. Not every fall will lead to a viable personal injury lawsuit, however. You will need to establish that the property owner or occupant was negligent and that their negligence caused your accident. Building these claims can be difficult without help from our team of East Village slip and fall lawyers.
If a property owner’s failure to uphold their duty of care has resulted in your injury, the skilled slip and fall lawyers from Douglas and London are ready to help. For more than two decades, we have proudly served the injured residents of the East Village. We look forward to meeting with you in person and discussing the specifics of your claim.
Common slip and fall injuries
The injuries that occur with a slip and fall accident have the potential to alter your quality of life radically. Simple tasks can become challenging while returning to your job might become impossible. Some common examples include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Spinal cord damage
- Pinched nerves
- Damaged ligaments and tendons
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
Pursuing a claim for compensation could be viable with any of the above. You could learn more about your options from a discussion with a slip and fall attorney from our team.
Negligence in a slip and fall accident
Like with any civil lawsuit, you will only be successful if you can show the other party was at fault. In a slip and fall case, this involves proving the owner or occupant was negligent. Typically, this negligence comes in the form of a failure to address a dangerous hazard. Proving this requires three critical elements:
- You had the right to be on the property
- The defendant was negligent in caring for the property, and
- A hazard on the property caused your injuries.
Negligence can occur in countless ways in a slip and fall claim. A property owner could fail to remove accumulated ice or snow from a sidewalk promptly. A grocery store could fail to clean up spilled food in a reasonable amount of time. Any of these circumstances could lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact our team of East Village slip and fall lawyers
There is no requirement that you seek legal help when pursuing a slip and fall claim. That said, you can typically count on the defendant to hire counsel. This puts you at a substantial disadvantage. This is true even when the underlying facts of your case are strong.
We have extensive experience taking on slip and fall claims. We are prepared to evaluate your case and advise you on your best options for recovery. To discuss your claim, schedule a free evaluation with a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible.