NYC Slip and Fall Lawyer

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New York City Slip and Fall Attorneys

Slips, trips, and falls in new york: the basics

Every year, thousands of victims find themselves in hospital emergency rooms after suffering serious injuries in slip and fall accidents. Sadly, these accidents continue to occur despite the fact that property owners in New York, including business owners and landlords, have a duty to use reasonable care to keep their properties reasonably safe and warn you of possible dangers—including slippery conditions.

Whether you have suffered a slip and fall injury while shopping in a store, walking in your apartment building, or simply strolling down the sidewalk, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we understand you may be feeling overwhelmed following a slip and fall or trip and fall injury. Fortunately, we are here to help. We will walk you through the often-intimidating legal process and carefully explain your legal rights.

Where Do Slips and Falls Happen?

A slip and fall or trip and fall accident can occur anywhere where dangerous conditions are present. This includes both private and public property, private homes and retail spaces.

Some of the most common places where slip and fall accidents occur include:

No matter where the incident occurred, you could have a personal injury claim if you were injured as a result of the property owner’s direct or indirect negligence. This includes instances in which there is a dangerous condition that the property owner either knows about or should know about yet fails to take appropriate measures to repair, remove, or warn others about.

Who Is Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident in New York City?

If property owners, including businesses, fail to make reasonable efforts to keep their properties safe and you suffer a slip-and-fall injury as a result, the property owners may be legally liable under the legal principle known as premises liability.

To have a premises liability case, you must prove each of the following elements:

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we help our clients establish liability by proving each of these elements. Our New York City slip and fall lawyers conduct thorough reviews of all available evidence to build strong cases aimed at maximizing compensation.

What Are Dangerous Property Conditions?

Dangerous property conditions are any conditions or hazards that pose a risk of injury.

Some examples of dangerous property conditions that may lead to a slip and fall or trip and fall accident include:

If you slipped, tripped, and/or fell on someone else’s property due to a dangerous or defective condition, reach out to our team at Keith D. Silverstein & Associates right away to learn how we can help you fight for fair compensation.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Although many people do not think of slip and fall accidents as being all that serious, the fact is that these incidents are a leading cause of catastrophic injury and death in the United States.

Some of the most common types of injuries resulting from slips, trips, and falls include:

Many slip and fall victims require extensive medical care, and many are unable to return to work for weeks, months, or even years due to their injuries. In very severe cases, these accidents can even be fatal.

What Types of Damages Can You Recover After a Slip and Fall Accident?

The exact types of damages you can recover after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident depend on various factors, including the types of injuries you sustained, how severe they are, how much your medical care costs, and more.

That being said, many people are able to recover the following types of damages after a slip, trip, and/or fall accident:

If your loved one passed away after a tragic slip and fall accident, you could be entitled to seek wrongful death damages. Get in touch with our team at Keith D. Silverstein & Associates as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights and options.

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What to Do After a Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident

After slipping, tripping, and falling on someone else’s property, you should try to do the following:

In New York, you only have three years from the date of the accident to file a slip and fall lawsuit—but the statute of limitations could be shorter in certain cases, including claims against municipal or government entities. The sooner you get in touch with our New York City slip and fall lawyers, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence and building your case.

Keith D. Silverstein & Associates has the experience, resources, and legal knowledge to effectively fight for you. Reach out to our firm today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our compassionate and highly skilled attorneys.

Contact Keith D. Silverstein & Associates today and schedule your FREE consultation with an experienced New York City slip and fall lawyer: (646) 813-3922.

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