Slip and fall injuries can cause severe injuries and leave you with high medical expenses.
If someone else was responsible, you could seek compensation from the negligent party.
Negligence means that someone else’s actions or inactions were the cause of your accident. For instance, a property owner could be deemed negligent if they didn’t fix a broken step and you were caused to fall and be injured because of it.
To prove that a property owner was negligent, you must show:
1. They owed you a duty of care
Under most circumstances, a property owner must keep their premises safe and free from defects.
You may be owed a duty of care by:
- A restaurant owner, a hotel owner
- A local government entity responsible for sidewalk maintenance
- Property owners and other parties
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2. They breached their duty of care
You will have to show that the at-fault party caused or created the defective condition or knew or should have known of the dangerous condition and failed to repair or otherwise make the area safe and those actions or inactions led to your fall. Dangerous conditions on a premises may include:
- A spilled drink left on a restaurant floor
- Melting ice pooling by a retail store’s door
- A pallet left in a grocery store’s aisle
- A recently mopped floor without proper warning signage
- Debris left by a maintenance crew
- Icy sidewalks left unsalted or uncleared
- And more
3. You were injured as a result
It will be key to prove that the dangerous condition caused your injuries. We can help you prove your injuries through:
- Medical records
- Doctor’s testimony
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reports
- Business camera footage
- And more
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4. You suffered losses
It’s not enough to simply say that you slipped and fell on a wet floor. To seek compensation, you will must show that you were injured and you suffered losses, such as:
- Medical care costs
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost income
- A reduced ability to work at your former capacity
- Pain and Suffering
- Permanent Injuries
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5. Seek a free case review with our team
Our injury lawyers understand how to gather evidence for your slip and fall case—and we will fight for the best possible monetary result for you.
Call someone from the team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates to learn more and get a free case review: (212) 732-2929.