New York Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers
Slip and fall, as well as trip and fall accidents, occur frequently in New York resulting in injuries to individuals across the five boroughs. From icy sidewalks to inadequate lighting, various factors can lead to unexpected falls. In many cases, financial compensation for your injuries and losses may be available if the property owner or another responsible party failed to keep their premises free of hazards.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, our New York slip and fall accident attorneys have extensive experience in representing New Yorkers in personal injury claims and lawsuits based on preventable accidents such as these. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of clients through meticulous case preparation, skilled settlement negotiations, or compelling trial work in civil court. If you have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others, we urge you to discuss your options with one of our team in a free no-risk no-obligation consultation today.
Slip & Fall Accidents in the United States
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents are common throughout the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 36 million older adults fall every year resulting in over 32,000 deaths. Falls account for about three million emergency room visits for older adults while one in five of all falls result in an injury.
While older adults may be more at risk and more likely to slip and fall, these accidents can occur to anyone. They are commonly caused by such hazards as:
- Wet, slippery floors
- Loose rugs, mats, and carpeting
- Uneven surfaces, such as sidewalks, walkways, and other paved areas
- Loose, broken, or uneven stairs
- Inadequate lighting in hallways, aisles, stairwells, pathways, and more
- Debris and clutter in aisles and walkways
- Broken steps and railings
- Ice and snow
- Unsafe ladders
- Loose wires and electrical cords
These accidents can result in injuries ranging from sprains, torn ligaments, cuts, and bruises to broken bones, internal injuries, back, hip, knee, and ankle injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even spinal cord damage. Slip and fall accident victims may suffer temporary or even permanent disability, chronic pain or discomfort, the need for long-term or lifelong medical care, work/earning incapacity, emotional trauma, and more.
When such injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, getting the compensation you need to recover as fully as possible is essential. Fortunately, laws have been put into effect for accident victims who have been harmed in this way that allow you to pursue that compensation for your damages and losses.
Liability in Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents and injuries fall under the legal area of “premises liability.” This means that the law imposes liability on property owners, tenants, managers, or other parties for injuries under the following conditions:
- The owner of the property or other responsible party was aware of the dangerous condition that caused your accident and failed to adequately correct it within a reasonable amount of time.
- The owner of the property or other responsible party caused a spill or dangerous condition that caused your accident.
- The owner of the property or other responsible party should have known that a dangerous condition existed on the property if they had conducted a reasonable inspection.
If a property owner or other responsible party had been careful about keeping the property safe, they would likely be able to show “reasonable” care. An investigation into the matter can determine liability based on such factors as whether previous accidents have occurred on the property, whether the property is regularly inspected, cleaned, maintained, and repaired, whether barriers or signs were put up to warn about the safety risk, and more.
This applies to all property owners, both public and private. Thus, slip and fall accident claims can be brought against homeowners as well as the owners of retail stores, grocery stores, malls, restaurants, bars, office buildings, schools, universities, amusement parks, apartment buildings, sports arenas, entertainment venues, government buildings, and more.
Arrange your appointment with a New York slip and fall accident lawyer by contacting Dansker & Aspromonte via our online email form or by calling (646) 692-0204.
Slip and fall accident claims can be complex compounded by the fact that insurance companies generally work against you by trying to deny or reduce your claim. This means you will be challenged in your fight to secure the compensation to which you are entitled. Retaining the services of Dansker & Aspromonte puts an experienced legal ally on your side who knows how to investigate, gather evidence, prepare your case, and protect your interests when property owners and/or their insurers attempt to shift the blame to you.
Because we prepare your case for trial, you will be in the strongest legal position possible when we negotiate for a fair and just settlement. Should negotiations fail, you will have the benefit of a skilled litigator representing you in court.
Brain Damage $50 Million
Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Serious Injuries $31 Million
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Work Injury $21.5 Million
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Serious Injuries $10.3 Million
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Burn Injuries $8 Million
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Serious Injuries $6.6 Million
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