Greenwich Village Slip and Fall Lawyers
One minute you were just walking along, and the next minute you slipped, fell, and seriously injured yourself. These accidents can happen anywhere at any time. If it occurred because a property owner failed to safely maintain their premises, you might file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties.
A seasoned Greenwich Village slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. We have recovered more than $4 billion for clients, so our track record speaks for itself.
Slip and Fall Causes
Failure to maintain property safely is the primary cause of slip and fall incidents. Examples include not repairing or replacing:
- Broken pavement
- Missing handrails
- Poor lighting
- Torn carpeting
- Uneven floors
A slip and fall may also result from property owners leaving debris or clutter in walkways, whether indoors or out. That includes electrical cords scattered all over an office or commercial site, resulting in trip hazards.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Most slip and fall injuries are minor, and the person should recover within a short time. Others are more severe, and they may require hospitalization, rehabilitation, and considerable time off work.
In a worst-case scenario, such as a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury resulting from the fall, the victim may never recover. In addition, they may not have the ability to live independently and require ongoing care.
Actions to Take
A slip and fall occurs out of the blue. However, even if you are in pain, it is crucial to document the accident scene right away. That means photographing the premises, the hazard resulting in the slip and fall, and your injuries. Report the incident to the property owner or manager. Have them give you a copy of the report.
Go to the doctor, an urgent care center, or the emergency room immediately. That holds even if you think you were not hurt badly. Many injuries are not apparent for a day or so and waiting to seek medical attention will harm your claim. The insurance company can allege your injuries are not connected to the slip and fall.
Slip and Fall Damages
Compensation consists of economic and non-economic damages. The former is readily quantified and includes medical expenses, lost wages, and any property damage. The latter is more subjective and may include pain and suffering or mental anguish.
Contact our team of Greenwich Village slip and fall lawyers
If you have been injured in a fall caused by property owner negligence, contact the slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London as soon as possible. Time is of the essence because evidence can disappear quickly.
Arrange a free consultation by filling out our online form or calling or texting 24/7. We will evaluate your claim and determine whether there are grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Since we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless you receive compensation.