New York Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers

What Can I Expect from My Slip and Fall Case?

Slip and fall accidents happen every day throughout New York; however, the injuries that many victims suffer can cause long-term injuries and complications, despite the accident only lasting mere seconds. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, you understand how devastating such an accident can be as you cope with your serious trauma. But there is hope for recovery, as the injuries you have sustained are the result of another person's ignorance or recklessness.

caution signIf you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else's property, you may be able to pursue a premises liability case and receive payment for your injuries and medical bills. To learn more about your potential case and legal options, call the NY premises liability attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353 and receive a free consultation.

Do I Have a Legal Case for My Injuries in New York?

In order to qualify for a premises liability case, your slip and fall must involve several factors, which prove that the property owner caused your accident and that he or she is responsible for your injuries and recovery.

  • You were on the property legally, such as being invited by the owner or working there, and were not trespassing.
  • The owner knew about the dangerous condition on the property, but did not fix it or provide proper warning.
  • The injuries you are claiming came directly from the slip and fall accident.

In order to prove that these factors were present, you will need to collect evidence, such as photos of the dangerous property, medical evaluations of your injuries, and eye witnesses to your accident and the events that led up to it. A skilled attorney can help you gather what you need and craft it into a successful case.

What Caused My Slip and Fall?

Slip and fall accidents occur when a pedestrian suddenly loses his or her footing while walking. This can be due to suddenly losing traction with the ground due to slippery surfaces, losing balance due to uneven ground, or tripping over an unexpected hazard.

Common dangers that lead to New York slip and fall accidents include:

  • Spilled liquid, such as water or soap
  • Icy sidewalks that are not properly salted or marked by warning signs
  • Mud and water that is left on hard floors after being tracked in by pedestrians
  • Floors made of material that is far too slippery for the property, such as tile
  • Broken or cracked ground
  • Poorly maintained subway platforms
  • Broken handrails on stairs that give out under a person's weight
  • Broken stairs that collapse or trip visitors

However, all of these dangers result from some form of negligence. Property owners who do not clean up spills, fix broken ground or railings, or warn visitors of dangers are responsible for accidents that result. Additionally, cleaning crews that fail to respond to hazards in time, poorly correct dangers, or create new slip and fall hazards can be responsible for a slip and fall, as well as the property owner who hired them.

Who Can Help Me in My New York Slip and Fall Case?

Many people suffer injuries in slip, trip, and fall situations blame themselves for being clumsy or not watching where they were going. Often times they're too embarrassed to tell anyone they've fallen. But, slip, trip, and fall accidents are a common source of serious injuries. Unlike scenes in slapstick comedies, slip, trip, and fall accidents are no laughing matter. If you even think you might be injured, seek medical attention. Then, get the legal representation of an experienced New York personal injury attorney. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have helped guide many people through successful slip, trip, and fall injury claims.

The NY slip and fall accident lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have spent decades helping injured clients find success in their case and receive the compensation they need to recover physically and financially from their accident. Call us today at (212) 986-7353 for more insight into your case and to learn more about how we can help you through a no-cost consultation.

Additional Information

NY Slip and Fall Accident Verdicts & Settlements

$7.25 Million - Construction Accident: Scaffold Defect | read more

$1.75 Million - Premises Liability: Slip and Fall on Ice | read more

$1.5 Million - Premises Liability: Injured in Fall | read more

$1.3 Million - Premises Liability: Trip and Fall | read more

$1.05 Million - Premises Liability: Fall Injury | read more

$775,000 - Premises Liability: Slip and Fall | read more

$650,000 - Premises Liability: Apartment Slip and Fall | read more

$575,000 - Slip & Fall: Slippery Condition Inside Department Store | read more

$500,000 - Premises Liability: Slip and Fall Accident | read more

$500,000 - Worksite Accident: Carpenter Slip & Fall | read more

$500,000 - Premises Liability: Trip on Mat in Store | read more

Click here to see more NY slip and fall verdicts and settlements.

Contact Us: Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

The Graybar Building
420 Lexington Ave. Suite 2750 New York, NY 10170
Phone: (212) 986-7353 Fax: (212) 953-4308

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