Woodside Slip and Fall Lawyers
You may have entered a particular premises to shop, dine, visit friends, or conduct some form of business. Because of the owner or manager’s negligence, you suffered a serious slip and fall accident and face medical bills and time lost from work. You might never fully recover from the fall.
As part of a premises liability lawsuit, the formal name for slip and fall claims, the injured party must prove that the property owner knew about the unsafe condition, did not correct it in a prompt manner, and this condition caused the injury. The basis is that any “reasonable” person would have recognized the hazard.
The Woodside slip and fall lawyers at Douglas and London protect your rights while holding those responsible for your injuries accountable.
Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Every property is different, and some may possess unique hazards. However, most slip and fall accidents occur due to the following conditions:
- Broken pavement or stairs
- Cluttered walkways
- Faulty construction
- Holes in the ground
- Loose electrical cords or cables
- Nonexistent or loose handrails
- Poor lighting
- Slippery, wet flooring
- Torn carpeting
In New York City, many slip and fall accidents occur on elevators or in stairwells. Owners have a duty of care to maintain their properties in a safe manner for visitors and customers. Just one blown light bulb in a stairwell can put people at considerable risk.
If a property owner realizes there is a hazard present but does not fix it immediately, they must post adequate warning signs.
Slip and Fall Injuries
A serious slip and fall injury can cause permanent or long-term impairment. Such injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
Always seek medical treatment right away after a slip and fall injury.
Keep in mind the defendant’s lawyer or insurer will try to minimize your injuries or allege that they resulted from a pre-existing condition. Do not post anything about your claim on social media. The other side’s insurance company or attorneys will attempt to twist your words or try to show your injuries are not that serious.
Slip and Fall Damages
Damages, or compensation, available for those hurt in slip and fall injuries may include those deemed economic and non-economic. Examples of the former include medical expenses, both present and future, and lost wages. These amounts are relatively straightforward to calculate.
Non-economic damages are less objective. They may involve pain and suffering. This relates not only to the physical pain experienced but the emotional and mental anguish.
Contact a Woodside Slip and Fall Lawyer
After a slip and fall injury due to a property owner’s failure to keep their premises in a safe condition, it is crucial to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible. A dedicated slip and fall attorney at Douglas and London can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury. Call or text us 24/7 or fill out our online form and arrange a free consultation. After reviewing your case, we will advise you of your options. Most cases are settled, but our attorneys will take a case to trial when necessary. There is never a fee unless we win. Hablamos Espanol.