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Slip and Falls at New York City Bars and Nightclubs

When you step into a bar or nightclub in New York City, your main concern should be finding the perfect spot to enjoy yourself. Nobody anticipates getting injured due to hazardous conditions on the premises. Sadly, such incidents occur more frequently than people realize. In fact, slip and fall accidents account for a significant portion of hospitalizations in New York State, with an estimated cost of $1.3 billion, according to the New York Department of Health.

If you have suffered an injury from a slip and fall accident caused by dangerous conditions in a bar or nightclub, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your damages and injuries. A lawyer specializing in slip and fall cases in New York City bars and nightclubs can assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve.

To learn more about your legal options, call Dansker & Aspromonte LLP Associates at (646) 692-0204

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at a Bar or Nightclub in NYC

After experiencing a slip and fall accident at a bar or nightclub, it’s essential to take immediate action to ensure your well-being and protect your legal rights. Here are important steps to follow:

  • Prioritize Your Health and Safety: Your well-being is of utmost importance. Check yourself for injuries and seek medical attention promptly, even if you believe your injuries are minor. Some injuries may have delayed symptoms or be more severe than initially perceived. A medical professional can properly assess your condition and provide necessary treatment.
  • Report the Incident: Notify the management or staff of the bar or nightclub about the accident as soon as possible. Ensure that a written incident report is filed, detailing the date, time, location, and circumstances surrounding the incident. Request a copy of the report for your records. This documentation serves as crucial evidence later on.

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  • Document the Scene: If you’re physically able, document the scene of the accident. Take photographs or videos of the area where you fell, focusing on any hazardous conditions that contributed to the incident. This visual evidence can help establish liability and strengthen your case. Pay attention to factors like wet floors, poor lighting, damaged flooring, or any other potential dangers.
  • Gather Witness Information: If there were witnesses to the accident, gather their contact information. This includes their names, phone numbers, and email addresses. Witness testimonies can provide valuable support for your claim, as they can corroborate the hazardous condition, the occurrence of the accident, and the injuries sustained.
  • Preserve Evidence: Preserving evidence is crucial for building a strong case. Retain any clothing or footwear you were wearing at the time of the accident, as they may show signs of the hazardous condition, such as substances or debris. Additionally, keep all medical records, bills, receipts, and any other documentation related to your injuries and treatment. These documents will help establish a link between the accident and your damages.
  • Consult with an Attorney: Seeking legal advice from a lawyer who specializes in slip and fall accidents is highly recommended. They can evaluate the specifics of your case, assess your legal rights, and guide you through the claims process. An attorney will help protect your interests, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, pursue legal action to seek fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, pain, and suffering.

Remember, each slip and fall case is unique, so it’s essential to consult with a legal professional to understand your options and receive personalized guidance based on the circumstances surrounding your accident.

Damages You May Be Able to Claim for a Slip and Fall Injury

Slip and fall accidents can result in severe, costly, and life-altering injuries. What may seem like a minor slip on a spilled drink could lead to a head injury with long-lasting consequences.

When you engage the services of Dansker & Aspromonte LLP Associates, our team will assess your expenses and assign appropriate value to your case. Our aim is to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Some of the compensable damages you may be entitled to include:

  • Pain and Suffering: Suffering an injury in a slip and fall accident can be traumatic and painful. In some instances, your pain may increase over time or your injuries will require further medical treatment that is inconvenient and cause chronic complaints. You can be compensated for the physical and emotional trauma of your accident.
  • Medical Expenses: Seeking medical attention should be the first step you take after a slip and fall accident. If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, the law permits you to recover the fair and reasonable cost for all of your medical treatment including: Doctor visits, Emergency room stays, Surgical procedures, Hospitalization, Rehabilitative services, Medications, and Assistive mobility devices.
  • Lost Wages: Your injuries could cause you to miss work for a significant period of time. If so, you can recover compensation for your lost wages. Depending on the details of your case, you could also demand compensation for lost tips, benefits, and bonuses.
  • Reduced Future Earning Capacity: Your injuries may prevent you from continuing in your current field of employment. Your lawyer can gather your employment records to prove that your injuries resulted in reduced earnings. This loss of income can be recovered in certain instances.

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How a Lawyer Can Help You Strengthen Your Case

If you have sustained serious injuries in a bar or nightclub call our team for a free consultation. Don’t delay. If we agree to accept your case, we will give you advice and support throughout the legal process of your case. You will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a fee when we recover compensation for you.

Though every case is unique, some of the steps we will take may include:

Investigating Your Accident

To build a successful slip and fall case, your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the events that led up to your accident. This investigation can include:

  • Collecting police and incident reports
  • Gathering medical records
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Obtaining prior incident records
  • Securing and preserving evidence
  • Inspecting the premises
  • Taking depositions
  • Consulting with experts in bar or club management
  • Reviewing video footage, if available

Your lawyer will base their legal strategy on their findings.

Negotiating a Settlement

After we have conducted a careful and thorough review of the evidence in your case and you have been advised of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, our lawyers will discuss the possibility of an amicable settlement that is fair and just.

Many claims are resolved before trial but some require a trial before a jury. In order to pursue the best resolution for you, our lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP prepare every case for trial to signal to the other side that if their negotiations are not reasonable, we will proceed to trial before a jury in Court.

Presenting Your Case At Trial, if Necessary

During the legal process, it is ultimately your decision whether to accept a settlement before trial, if a settlement offer is made during your lawsuit or claim. Our lawyers will provide advice based upon our decades of experience on whether you should accept any offer of settlement.

When the parties cannot agree to a settlement, the law permits you to present your evidence before a jury at trial in court.

Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP Associates Today

A lawyer specializing in slip and fall cases caused by dangerous conditions in New York City bars and nightclubs can assist you in seeking compensation and justice. However, it is crucial not to delay, as there are deadlines that limit your right to file a claim. Failure to meet these deadlines may prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve.

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and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Contact us for help today.