Hempstead Slip and Fall Lawyers

A quick trip to the supermarket, bank, pharmacy, or similar venue can end up involving a long recovery if you suffer a serious slip and fall. This could put you in the hospital, prevent you from working, and even cause permanent impairment.

If property owner negligence was involved, the Hempstead slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London could hold the party responsible accountable for your injuries so you may receive the compensation you deserve.  

Premises Liability

Injuries in slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability. For example, you are on another party’s property legally and injure yourself because the owner fails to fix a hazardous condition. In this case, they may prove liable.

It is up to the individual to document the condition of the premises. While reporting the incident to the owner of the property is critical, most slips and falls are not reported to the police. So, there is no neutral party preserving evidence.

Take photos of the scene and your injuries. Note the dangerous condition causing the trip. For example, if you tripped over an electric cord in a walkway, it is easy for the owner to simply remove the cord and claim it was not there. However, your evidence shows otherwise.

Slip and Fall Causes

The lack of proper premises maintenance is a primary or contributing factor in many of these accidents—which can involve the following:

  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Broken or missing stairs or flooring
  • Poor lighting
  • Torn carpeting
  • Uneven flooring or pavement
  • Walkway clutter
  • Wet areas

Slip and Fall Injuries

Falling on a hard surface can be serious. When the head or spinal cord is involved, permanent disability may occur. Some of these injuries are not apparent immediately. The individual assumes they are not hurt and does not bother to seek medical attention. That is a mistake. Always visit a doctor, urgent care center, or the emergency room. Failure to do so may prevent you from receiving compensation.

Frequent slip and fall injuries include:

  • Back and neck injury
  • Broken bones
  • Dental damage
  • Head trauma
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Spinal cord damage

Contact our team of Hempstead Slip and Fall Lawyers

Because of a property owner’s negligence, you have suffered a serious injury in a fall. A seasoned slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London will evaluate your case and determine whether there are grounds for a lawsuit. Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling or texting 24/7 or completing our online form.

Our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $18 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts. Most slip and fall claims are settled, but we will take your case to court if the insurance company does not agree to a fair settlement. There is never a fee unless you receive compensation.