Park Slope Slip and Fall Lawyers
No one is immune to a slip and fall injury. Such accidents can happen anywhere and anytime. Some people are embarrassed by slipping and falling and want to forget the incident, but anyone who was seriously injured in a preventable fall should seek legal counsel.
Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises. When they allow potential hazards to remain on their properties, they fail in that responsibility. Had they kept their properties in good condition, such as fixing a hole in the floor or installing adequate lighting, the accident would not have occurred.
That does not mean that the accident victim did not bear some responsibility for their fall. However, if the condition of the property was the primary factor, the injured person should receive some compensation.
A Park Slope slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London will guide you through the process and help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Slip and Fall Causes
Failure to maintain safe conditions result from a variety of causes. Some examples include:
- Broken stairs
- Debris in the walkway
- Missing handrails
- Torn carpeting
- Uneven flooring or pavement
- Wet floors
Slip and Fall Injuries
Serious slip and falls cause long-term impairment or permanent disability. Such injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
Slip and Fall Damages
Damages, or compensation, for a slip and fall accident may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Those who are severely injured might receive damages for future lost wages.
Actions to Take
A successful slip and fall lawsuit requires good evidence. After the fall, if you are able, take photos of the scene. If you are badly hurt, ask a friend to take pictures of as soon as possible. Make sure to take pictures of your injuries and the hazard that caused your accident.
Report it to the owner or property manager. If it took place in a supermarket or other commercial establishment, the manager should provide you with a form.
Go to the emergency room or a doctor immediately. An examination shortly after the fall is critical to your claim. Not all injuries are apparent right away, but it is wise to have a record of the incident. Otherwise, the insurance company will allege that the injury resulted from something other than the slip and fall.
Contact our team of Park Slope Slip and Fall Lawyers
Because of a property owner’s negligence, a serious injury occurred. You need the services of our experienced slip and fall lawyers. Schedule a free consultation by completing our online form or texting or calling 24/7.
After evaluating your claim, we will let you know whether there are grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Although most cases are settled, we will take yours to court if the insurance company does not agree to a fair settlement. There is never a fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.