Gramercy Park Slip and Fall Lawyers
A slip and fall can happen anytime, anywhere, and the accident often has serious consequences. If you are in a store, office building, or other commercial or private property, under New York law, the owner has a duty of care for all customers and visitors. That means the property is maintained in a “reasonably safe” condition. If the owner or management did not maintain the property safely, they may prove liable for your injuries.
The Gramercy Park slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London know a fair settlement value for your injuries and will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company. Most cases are settled, but should the insurer refuse to agree to a reasonable settlement, we can take your case to trial.
Slip and Fall Causes
The laws surrounding slip and fall situations refer to premises liability. All sorts of improper or deferred maintenance can lead to serious slips and falls. Among the most common causes are:
- Debris in a walkway or hallway
- Inadequate lighting
- Loose floorboards
- Missing stairway handrails
- Torn carpeting
- Uneven pavement or sidewalks
- Wet areas
Most people are not seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, but there are those who suffer significant harm. Such serious injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Soft tissue issues
- Spinal cord damage
No matter whether you think you were hurt or not, it is crucial to have a medical examination after the incident. Some injuries, including concussions and those involving soft tissues, are not obvious immediately. If you do not seek medical attention or fail to report the incident to the property owner or management, it will harm your claim.
Slip and Fall Compensation
Compensation, also known as damages, for slip and fall injuries may include:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Lost wages
- Emotional anguish
- Pain and suffering
Compensation may also include property damage occurring due to the slip and fall, such as a torn, ruined coat or a smashed laptop.
New York Statute of Limitations
While New York’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is three years from the date of the accident, an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident should proceed promptly. Otherwise, important evidence is lost, or eyewitnesses may prove difficult to locate.
If the slip and fall occurred on public property, such as the subway or in a city, state, or federal building, the statute of limitations is just 90 days from the accident date.
Contact a Gramercy Park Slip and Fall Lawyer
After a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, obtain legal advice as soon as possible. Contact a seasoned slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London for a free consultation. Fill out our online form or call or text 24/7 to schedule an appointment.
After evaluating your claim, we will determine whether you have a valid slip and fall liability case. If so, we will collect evidence and get to work protecting your interests. There is never a fee unless you receive compensation, as we work on a contingency basis. Hablamos Espanol.