Hunts Point Slip and Fall Lawyers
No one is immune to a slip and fall accident, and it can happen anywhere, anytime. A slip and fall accident is not just a matter of taking a bad step, but occurs because a property owner was not taking reasonable care of the premises to ensure the safety of visitors.
Slip and fall accidents can result in severe, even permanent injuries. At best, you have medical bills to pay and time lost from employment. At worst, your life turns upside down because of the severity of the injury.
The experienced Hunts Point slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London knows a fair settlement amount for the type of injuries you received. We protect your rights and fight hard so you receive the compensation you deserve.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries are due to poor maintenance by the property owner. Examples include:
- Broken floorboard or stairs
- Debris in walkways
- Inadequate lighting
- Torn carpeting
- Wet areas with no warning signs
- Uneven pavement
In New York, the statute of limitations provides three years from the date of the incident within which to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, if your fall happened on government property, such as the subway, the statute of limitations is much shorter, at just 90 days.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall
A slip and fall case requires as much documentation as possible, and that means collecting evidence from the moment the incident occurred. Of course, if someone is in great pain or unconscious, they are not able to start immediate documentation.
Otherwise, use your phone to take videos and pictures of the scene. This should include whatever caused the slip and fall, such as wet flooring or items left in an aisleway, but photos of your injuries.
Report the slip and fall right away to the building management or property owner. For example, if you fall in a grocery store or pharmacy, let the manager know. Most businesses will have some sort of reporting form available, so make sure to fill it out.
Seeking prompt medical attention is vital. Do not wait even if you think your injury is not that serious. The severity of an injury is not always apparent immediately, and failing to go to the doctor or the emergency room within a day or so means the insurance company will allege the injury occurred elsewhere or was pre-existing.
It is also critical to follow the doctor’s orders completely. Not going to a physical therapy appointment or taking prescribed medication will harm your claim.
Contact a Hunts Point Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you or someone you know was seriously injured in a slip and fall because of a property owner’s negligence, you need the services of a slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London. We offer no-fee, no-obligation consultations, so call or text us 24/7 or submit our online form to arrange an appointment. We will review the details of your accident and inform you as to whether you have a valid claim. If so, we will start an investigation to hold those responsible for your slip and fall injury accountable. You owe us no money in fees unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Espanol.