New York Slip & Fall Attorney
NYC slip and fall attorneys at The Sanders Firm have successfully advocated on behalf of injured clients for more than four decades. In New York, property owners and operators are obligated to provide a safe environment for all visitors to their premises. When properties are not maintained, or when hazardous conditions are allowed to exist without sufficient warning of potential dangers, a premises liability lawsuit can be filed against the negligent parties.
Slip and fall cases are a type of personal injury litigation known as premises liability, which includes injuries that occur due to negligence, poor maintenance, icy and unsalted sidewalks, dangerous conditions, or unsafe locations owned by a person, company or organization different from the victim. Fortunately, legal recourse is available for those who suffer injuries through no fault of their own.
The Sanders Firm – protecting the rights of injured victims
At The Sanders Firm, an experienced New York personal injury lawyer will help you secure full and fair compensation if you have been harmed in an accident due to safety violations, dangerous conditions, and other situations that result in premises injury.
Offering unrivaled legal representation of the highest caliber, Sanders is one of the largest and most trusted personal injury law firms in New York, boasting the financial resources necessary to combat insurance defense tactics. If you are in need of a reputable attorney with extensive trial and mediation experience with slip and fall cases in NY, The Sanders Firm stands ready to fight for your rights.
Common grounds for premises liability claims involving slip and falls include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Broken steps
- Poorly maintained public spaces
- Poorly marked changes in elevation
- Potholes and trenches
- Poorly lit stairwells
- Uneven floor surfaces
- Icy patches caused by snow build up
- Uneven elevators
- Trip and falls on public sidewalks
Liability in slip and fall accidents
Landlords, property owners and municipal governments in New York are required by law to maintain safe walkways, sidewalks and grounds. If a slip and fall resulted from poor lighting, a slippery surface or uneven pavement, you are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine whether you are entitled to damages. Our attorneys will review all the evidence in your case to establish the extent of negligence of the property owner and advise you on the best course of action.
Third parties liable for personal injuries or wrongful death that occur on their premises include business owners, landlords, government entities and other property owners. Every year, people who suffer slip and fall injuries in New York are awarded millions in jury verdicts or settlements to compensate for their pain and suffering.
If we determine that your are entitled to compensation for your injuries, our attorneys will prove one of the following:
- The property owner was aware of dangerous conditions that led to the slip and fall incident
- The property owner either created the unsafe condition, knew about it and was negligent in failing to address it, or
- The property owner should have known about the hazardous condition of the premises because it had been there for a long period of time
Even if the owner alleges no knowledge of any hazardous conditions on his property, there is also the question of whether given the amount of time it existed, he should have been aware of this danger and remedied the problem in a timely manner.
Slip and fall claims are sometimes handled outside of court if the defendant admits liability and his insurance company is willing to compensate the victim fairly. The Sanders Firm is well-versed in insurance strategies, which often include low-ball settlements, and ensures victims obtain the maximum damages that accurately account for the full extent of their injuries.
Common injuries from slip and falls
While a fall can result in minor bruises or contusions, it can also lead to life-altering injuries.
Some examples include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain trauma
- Shoulder and knee injuries caused by torn ligaments
- Muscular injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
An insurance settlement or successful premises liability claim should provide compensation to cover all economic and non-financial losses, such as:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
How NYC slip and fall attorneys can help
The Sanders Firm understands the devastating financial and emotional burdens faced by personal injury victims and their families. We are passionate about securing justice and compensation for New Yorkers who were hurt through no fault of their own.
Our experienced trial attorneys are dedicated to winning damages for the negligence or improper maintenance that resulted in your injuries. We bring more than 45 years of experience litigating premises liability cases in all New York boroughs and will help you seek reimbursement for past and future hospital bills, lost income and related financial damages. When you retain a slip and fall attorney at Sanders, you’re gaining access to a highly-credentialed team of legal and support staff that truly cares about your future.
Injured in a slip and fall accident in New York? We can help
If you or a loved one has suffered a premises liability injury in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, attorneys at The Sanders Firm are available for a free, no obligation consultation to determine whether you are eligible for monetary damages.
Call today for a free legal evaluation with our exclusive team of personal injury lawyers. We can help you get the compensation you need – and the damages you deserve. Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752)
- New York State Department of Health, Fall Injury Prevention, http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/injury_prevention/falls.htm
- CDC, Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html
- National Safety Council, Protecting Ourselves from Slips, Trips and Falls http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/Resources/Pages/Falls.aspx