Did you recently trip and fall while on the sidewalk, road, private or commercial property in New York? Was uneven ground or flooring responsible for your injuries? New York personal injury laws require that a property owner and other parties have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. If those parties fail to act reasonably and you are caused to be injured on a hazard that they should have repaired, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries.
A New York uneven ground lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is ready to help you with your claim. Since 1988, we have represented clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County, securing more than $450 million in verdicts and settlements on their behalf.
Contact our office to learn more about your rights. You can speak to a member of our team to find out more about the legal process by calling (212) 732-2929. Don’t delay. There are filing deadlines that severely limit your right to recover monetary damages. If you fail to file certain claims within the deadline, you may be prevented from receiving the compensation you deserve.
If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee if you receive compensation.
Potential Causes of Uneven Ground and Flooring
Uneven ground and flooring contribute to a significant number of falls each year. Many of the causes of uneven ground and flooring can be attributed to the negligence of property owners, tenants, property managers, and other parties such as:
Poor Selection of Flooring Materials
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that floors or flooring materials account for more than 583,000 emergency department visits for consumers aged 65 and older in 2011. Property owners may select flooring materials that are not appropriate for heavy traffic or that are slippery.
Failure to Properly Maintain Floors
Property owners and other parties in New York have a legal duty to maintain the condition of their floors, as well as the ground material abutting their property outside.
Ignoring Flooring Conditions that Require Repair
Property owners and other parties may be held legally liable for falls that occur on their property when they were aware of a hazard—or should have been aware of it—and failed to correct it.
Cracked sidewalks can cause a difference in elevation on the ground surface and result in trip and fall accidents that can cause serious injuries. Depending upon the unique facts and circumstances of your fall, the City of New York or a private property owner or tenant may be held liable for your injuries.
Road potholes or broken asphalt
Potholes or defective roadway surfaces result in thousands of pedestrian trip and fall accidents every year. In some instances, parties such as the City of New York, Con Edison or Verizon can be held liable for roadway trips if they had performed prior work in the area of your fall or if they had actual notice of the unsafe condition before your accident.
Failure to Warn About Uneven Surfaces
Property owners must also take care to place signs warning visitors of hazards while the owners are in the process of fixing said hazard.
For a free legal consultation with a uneven ground lawyer serving New York, call (212) 732-2929
Property Owner Responsibilities
In New York, property owners are required to maintain safe premises, which may include:
- Making necessary repairs
- Making regular inspections of the property
- Removing ice and snow from walkways
- Removing dirt and other debris from walkways
- Placing warning signs to alert visitors of hazards
- Installing, constructing, reconstructing, repaving, or repairing sidewalks and roads
- Fixing defects in sidewalks or roads, including unlevel sections, dangerous cracks, slopes, and missing sections
Your New York uneven ground lawyer can investigate your claim and determine whether the property owner failed to maintain a safe property. Call (212) 732-2929 to receive a free consultation from a Dansker & Aspromonte Associates team member.
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Common Injuries in Uneven Ground Accidents
Uneven ground or flooring can lead to severe injuries. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that falls are the most common type of accidental injury and can lead to:
- Broken bones;
- Brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe back injuries
- Nerve damage
- Joint dislocation
- Internal organ damage
Potential Damages in Uneven Ground and Flooring Cases
Injuries caused by uneven ground and flooring can result in severe or catastrophic injuries can lead to substantial medical costs and lost earnings. You should not have to bear the costs caused by another person’s negligence. Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises, and if they fail to fulfill this legal duty, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages that result.
If the evidence establishes that your injuries were the result of the fault of another party or parties, even partially, you may be entitled to financial compensation for each and every aspect of damages that you suffered including:
- Pain and suffering as a result of all physical or emotional injuries
- Future pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of pension benefits
- Any other out of pocket costs incurred due to your injuries
We may be able to help you obtain compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call us today to get started.
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How Our Lawyers Can Help
If you have been injured as a result of the fault of another party, contact our office as soon as possible so that we can protect your rights. We will immediately begin an investigation to build your case and ensure that crucial evidence is not lost. When you retain us, we may do the following:
- Obtain all police, accident, and incident reports
- Identify and interview all witnesses
- Secure all accident photographs and video footage, if available
- Consult with experts in property maintenance
- Demand all prior repair and maintenance records from the at fault parties
- Gather all hospital and medical records
- File all required claims documents
- Keep you advised on the progress of your case
- Retain medical experts to evaluate your medical injuries
- Negotiate with the at fault parties for a fair and just settlement
- Prepare your case for trial before a jury if necessary
Contact Our Team to Get Started Today
If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by uneven ground, a New York uneven ground lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is here to help. Our ultimate goal is to obtain the fair and just financial recovery you deserve based upon the full range of your damages. Call us today at (212) 732-2929 to learn more about how we can help. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can begin fighting for you.