Sunnyside Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slip and fall accidents occur daily in Queens, but many are avoidable. Sometimes the injured party is responsible, but more often, negligence on the part of the property owner plays a role. Owners have a duty of care in New York to make sure their premises are in a safe condition. If the slip and fall happened because the owner or manager did not maintain the premises properly, the injured party may pursue financial compensation.
The Sunnyside slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London have the knowledge and experience to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Serious slip and fall injuries can prevent the victim from working or participating in normal activities. These injuries may include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Head trauma
- Hip fracture
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal injuries
Unfortunately, some slip and fall injuries may result in death.
Slip and Fall Accident Fault
Proving the property owner was negligent is the key to a successful premises liability lawsuit. The property owner’s insurance company will do their best to blame the victim for the slip, and in many cases, the victim may prove somewhat at fault. Your attorney will fight aggressively to show that primary responsibility falls on the negligent owner.
An insurance company may offer a “lowball” settlement to settle the claim quickly. That amount is almost certainly insufficient to pay many of the expenses relating to a serious injury. Keep in mind that nearly one-quarter of slip and fall accident victims cannot work for a month or more.
Not only will an attorney negotiate with an insurance company to ensure you receive a fair settlement, but will also work to prove that the owner is liable. That consists of showing the owner did not maintain the premises in a safe condition, and it was this maintenance failure that caused the injury.
Evidence is crucial, so after the accident, try to document the incident as thoroughly as possible. That involves taking photos and videos of the accident scene, documenting your injuries, reporting the accident to the property manager, and seeking medical attention right away.
Slip and Fall Compensation
Compensation for a slip and fall injury may include:
- Medical expenses, current and future
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Based on the individual case, an attorney knows a reasonable settlement amount to compensate the client. Most slip and fall cases are settled, but if the insurance company will not agree to a reasonable settlement, the case can go to trial.
Contact a Sunnyside Slip and Fall Lawyer
After a slip and fall injury caused by property owner negligence, you need the services of an experienced slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London. Call or text us at any time to arrange a free consultation or complete our online form.
After examining your case and answering questions, we will advise you of your options. There is never a fee unless you receive compensation, as we work on a contingency basis. Hablamos Espanol.