Queens Slip and Fall Lawyer
No one is immune from a slip and fall injury. When you suffer a slip and fall due to another party’s negligence, you may face extensive medical treatment, time lost from work, the inability to drive, or the inability to care for your loved ones. Nearly one-quarter of slip and fall injuries require taking at least a month off work while recovering.
Insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible for these claims or deny them altogether. A Queens slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London protects your rights while holding those responsible for your injuries accountable. Most cases are settled, but we will head to trial if needed.
Slip and falls
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises in a minimally safe condition. If there are known issues on the property – such as a store owner not cordoning off or placing warning signs regarding wet floors – the owner may prove negligent. Whether negligence exists depends on the individual case, and requires an independent legal investigation.
Slip and fall causes
There is almost no limit to the way a person might experience a slip and fall, but the most common causes include:
- Defective sidewalks
- Broken stairs
- Ripped carpeting
- Loose flooring
- Poor lighting
- Walkway obstructions
- Slippery surfaces
- Cables or wires on the floor
Slip and fall injuries
Everyone slips and falls at some point in their lives. Fortunately, most of these incidents are more embarrassing than painful. A bad slip and fall, however, can change a person’s life, perhaps resulting in permanent impairment. Examples of serious slip and fall injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Musculo-skeletal injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
If you suffer a slip and fall injury, seeking immediate medical attention is critical. Even if you do not think you were badly hurt, go to the emergency room or a doctor as soon as possible. After falls, some injuries do not appear right away.
Failure to obtain prompt medical attention often means the insurance company will deny or diminish your claim. Insurance adjusters might allege the injuries are not that serious, or that the injuries did not occur from the slip and fall.
Slip and fall damages
Compensation for a slip and fall injury depends on its severity and long-term prognosis. Typical damages may include:
- Medical expenses relating to the injury
- Lost wages
- Future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
New York is one of the few states that does not impose a cap on pain and suffering damages when a person is seriously hurt.
Contact Queens slip and fall lawyers
When a slip and fall because of another party’s negligence causes serious injury, you should obtain legal advice as soon as possible. The dedicated slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Arrange a free consultation by filling out our online contact form or calling us 24/7. Since we work on a contingency basis, you do not pay a fee unless we win.