New York Slip-and-Fall Attorneys
Seeking Compensation for Medical Bills, Lost Income, and Pain and Suffering
All residential and commercial property owners have a duty to maintain the safety of their property. If they fail to make repairs, clean up spills, shovel snow or warn people of potential hazards, they may be held liable for resulting injuries.
Proving a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall case is not always as simple as it seems. The property owner’s insurance carrier will try to deny fault for the condition that caused the accident. You need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and make the insurance company compensate you for your losses. The Donofrio Law Firm, PLLC, has handled these types of premises liability cases for many years. We know how to counteract the insurance company’s tactics and obtain the compensation our clients need. For a free consultation with our New York slip-and-fall lawyers, please call 516-797-9797 or contact us online.
Falling Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
The biggest danger of a fall is hitting your head on the floor or another object as you fall. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, the fall victim may suffer life-changing symptoms, disability, coma or wrongful death.
Additional dangers from slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls include spinal cord injuries and back injuries. Fractures, especially to the arms, legs and ribs, are also very common. Elderly people who fall are at increased risk for broken hips, which can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, complications.
Falls can occur anywhere, including hospitals, nursing homes, homes, apartments, sidewalks, pools, piers and docks, workplaces, parking lots, shopping malls, gas stations, restaurants, bars, hotels, grocery stores and discount stores. The causes may include:
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Snow and ice
- Uneven surfaces
- Broken floor tiles
- Objects on the ground
- Broken steps or missing handrails
- Broken escalators
- Ripped or bunched carpeting
- Power cords
- Holes and cracks in pavement
Long Island Trip-and-Fall Lawyers
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