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Bronx Slip and Fall Attorneys
Slip and fall accidents can lead to both short-term and long-term injuries. These injuries are usually accompanied by financial repercussions ranging from the accumulation of medical bills to lost income as well as the emotional embarrassment of being hurt in a public place.
For some unlucky individuals, slip and fall accidents can lead to severe injuries that can take months or even years of medical care, such as traumatic brain injuries. When slip and fall injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for what you have suffered through personal injury claims.
When faced with the prospect of dealing with such claims, you do not have to do it alone. A Bronx slip and fall attorney at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP can act as your advocate. At our firm, you will have the advantage of our team approach in which we assign both a managing partner and a trial partner to all our clients. From start to finish, you will work directly with your attorney team who take all necessary steps to help you recover the damages and losses associated with your injuries. Our firm has been settling and litigating claims and lawsuits since 1986 and can put our vast experience to work for you.
Learn your options for financial recovery after a negligence-based accident. Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP to arrange for your free case evaluation with a Bronx slip and fall attorney at (646) 692-0204 today.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can occur anywhere in the Bronx area, from public sidewalks to private homes and government buildings.
Common causes for these accidents can include:
- Slippery floors or surfaces
- Loose or missing handrails or guardrails
- Loose rugs and carpets
- Poor lighting
- Uneven or broken sidewalks
- Wobbly stair treads
- Snow and ice buildup
- Overgrown landscaping
- Clutter, debris, and trash
Accidents can occur in retail stores, office buildings, bars, restaurants, schools, sports arenas, hotels, nursing homes, entertainment venues, and any location where people gather or visit. Common injuries resulting from these accidents are sprains, torn ligaments, lacerations, broken bones, concussions, and more.
Your Injury-Related Losses
Our firm can guide you in ensuring that your immediate, ongoing, and future medical expenses are recovered. You may have sustained injuries that leave you with long-lasting physical damage, such as chronic pain or arthritis. These physical injuries will require immediate and sometimes long-term medical treatment. Accident-related expenses can include more than medical expenses, however.
In addition to medical bills, the compensation you may be able to recover could include:
- Compensation for the pain and suffering associated with your injuries
- Any income you did not earn while you were unable to go back to work
- Loss of pension or retirement benefits
- Cost of repairing or replacing any personal property damaged in your fall
- Mental anguish your injuries caused you
- Adjustments you had to make to your home, such as installing a ramp
We will fight to have every injury-related expense covered with no out-of-pocket cost to you.
See Your Doctor Right Away to Help Gather Evidence for Your Claim
It is important to have your injuries treated immediately after a trip and fall accident. You should see a doctor to ensure you did not suffer unseen injuries that might show up in the days following the accident. Even if you start to feel better right away, continue to see your health care professional until advised that you are fully recovered.
Time Limits on Slip & Fall Claims
Slip and fall accident lawsuits come with a statute of limitations that puts you under a time limit. In New York, you generally have three years in which to file your claim. The clock starts running on the day you are injured or discover that you have an injury. If you fail to bring your claim within the deadline, you may be forever barred from receiving the compensation you rightfully deserve. Our team can help you abide by the deadline as long as you contact us as soon as possible.
Whether you have slipped and fallen in a local grocery store, tripped over loose rugs in an office building or snapped your ankle walking on a crumbling sidewalk, you may have the right to pursue compensation from negligent property owners. These accidents fall under premises liability, which places responsibility on these owners to provide reasonably safe environments for visitors. When they fail to do so, they may be held accountable for the harm they have caused based on their negligence.
While this concept sounds reasonable, securing the compensation to which you may be entitled is not simple or easy. Property owners and their insurers are never eager to simply pay you what your case is worth. They will commonly try to blame you for the accident to avoid liability or offer you reduced amounts to quickly settle and close the case. Hiring an experienced trip and fall lawyer from our firm can make a difference in your results.
Proving liability in a trip and fall accident is complicated and would likely be difficult for you to do on your own. Furthermore, you likely do not know the value of your case and relying on insurers to make that decision for you is never recommended. A lawyer can help guide you through the process of proving liability, assigning financial responsibility to the at-fault party, even if that party is the City of New York, and determining the true value of your damages and losses.
We will immediately conduct an investigation which will gather, if applicable:
- Photographs of the condition which caused your fall
- Video depictions of the fall
- Witness statements
- Police reports
- EMS and hospital records
- New York City building records and filings
Your claim for financial compensation must be able to address whether:
- A potential trip and fall hazard was readily apparent to you or other members of the general public.
- The property owner knew or should have known about an existing dangerous condition that could cause an accident on his or her property such as a hole, raised or depressed sidewalk, or even a patch of snow or ice.
- The property owner failed to post signs alerting you to potential dangers.
- In cases against the City of New York or other municipal organizations, the property owner received prior written notice of the dangerous condition within a reasonable amount of time before your accident.
You are entitled to seek recovery from an accident even if you were partially to blame since the property owner is obligated to maintain a reasonably safe environment. If you were injured on someone else's property, contact our team today at (646) 692-0204 to learn more about how we can help.
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