Valley Stream Slip and Fall Lawyers
A slip and fall injury can happen to anyone, and the results of such an injury are often life-changing. Because a property owner did not maintain their premises in a safe condition as required by law, you are now facing a lengthy recovery and financial hardship.
The Valley Stream slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London will help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injury. Our dedicated lawyers have recovered more than $18 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts.
Slip and Fall Injuries
The majority of slip and fall injuries are relatively minor, but some injuries can mean a long recuperation, inability to work, constant pain, and permanent impairment.
The most serious injuries include:
- Dental damage
- Facial disfigurement
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord damage
In a worst-case scenario, the accident victim succumbs to their injuries. In such instances, the family may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall
Taking action after a slip and fall is crucial for documenting your case. If you are too badly hurt to record the scene with your phone, have a friend or relative do this as soon as possible.
A property owner may try to repair the condition after the accident and allege that it did not exist. That is why evidence showing what the property looked like at the time of the incident is critical. Report the slip and fall to the manager or owner. Get a copy of the report. If there were eyewitnesses to the fall, obtain their contact information.
Seek medical attention right away. An individual may not think they were harmed, but some injuries may take a day or two to appear. If you did not have a prompt medical examination, the insurance company could assert the injuries resulted from another incident or were a pre-existing condition.
Seek legal counsel immediately. Although the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York is three years, evidence is necessary to pursue a premises liability lawsuit. Swift action on your part means it is more likely that evidence will not vanish.
Slip and Fall Compensation
Compensation, or damages, in a slip and fall lawsuit may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
Contact our team of Valley Stream Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident because of property management negligence, you need the services of an experienced slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London. Arrange a free consultation and case evaluation by calling or texting 24/7 or submitting our online contact form.
Most claims are settled, but we will take your case to court if the insurance company refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement. We work on a contingency basis, so there is no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.