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Queens Slip and Fall Lawyer

 

Slip-And-Fall Accidents Are More Serious Than You Think

Slip-and-fall accidents may get a good laugh on television, but there is nothing funny about a serious injury that can result from an unexpected slip, trip or fall while shopping or visiting a place of business. Under New York law, proving property owner negligence in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall ‘premises liability’ cases is becoming more difficult every year. Legislators and jury members are beginning to place a higher degree of liability on the carelessness of the victim. In cases of clear property owner liability, however, a full and fair settlement is often within closer reach.

Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

According to the NYC Department of Health, “fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations among children ages 0-14 and adults 25 years and older. Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for those 45 years and older.” In light of this shocking data, it’s important to know that falls are preventable if the proper precautions are taken. Below are some of the most common types of slip and fall accidents you should look to prevent when visiting, working, or living in NYC.

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Preventing these conditions is easy to do when you are in your own home, but almost impossible to control when you are outside of your living space. That’s why if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to call a Queens slip and fall lawyer right away to discuss a possible case to get compensated for your injuries.

Queens Premises Liability Lawyer

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may have a premise liability claim on your hands. In such cases, if you were lawfully on the property, it’s the job of a premise liability attorney in Queens to prove that the property owner owes the injured party a duty of care and should have provided a reasonably safe environment. However, if you were unlawfully on the property or trespassing, it’s important to prove that it’s reasonably foreseeable that you or the injured party would be on the property at some point, which can be trickier to prove.

Once you prove the property owner owed a duty of care, the next step is proving the property owner had notice of defective conditions and failed to fix them in a timely manner. then, you need to prove that the injured party was injured due to the defective conditions. finally, the lawyer will need to prove that the injured party suffered measurable damages due to being injured by the defective conditions. These damages can include injury, cost of transportation to the hospital after the accident, medical fees, ongoing rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

All of the above conditions must be met for a successful premise liability claim, and it’s best to call Queens premise liability lawyer to make sure your claim is taken care of the right way. If the injury was caused by the city, a municipal liability claim may also be possible.

Types of Slip and Fall Injuries

the types of injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents can vary greatly. Factors including how you fall, where you fall, and how far you fall all come into play when the accident happens. If you fall onto or into something dangerous, it can increase the likelihood of a serious or life-threatening injury. Also, age and health condition are both factors concerning trip and fall accidents as older individuals tend to get more injured from slip and falls than younger individuals. In fact, according to the CDC fall death fates in the US increased 30% from 2007 to 2016 for older adults.

Some of the most common types of injures that happen due to slip and falls include:

  • Hip fractures
  • Broken or sprained bones
  • Soft tissue damage (bruising or swelling)
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Recover Money

If you were seriously injured in a slip-and-fall accident on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, on an escalator, in a  stairway or anywhere on a private or public property located in the New York City metropolitan area, call COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. Attorney Albert Cohen heads a team of experienced lawyers who understand the strategies insurance companies and property owners use when fighting to protect themselves from financial liability. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients injured in personal injury accidents.

From our offices in Forest Hills, our firm represents plaintiffs in personal injury litigation matters in Queens and throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with a Queens slip-and-fall injury attorney today.

We will show you how to protect your financial recovery.
Insurance settlements and jury verdict awards are subject to liens. Since we devote a substantial amount of our practice to estate planning and asset preservation, we offer the advantage of helping our personal injury clients use estate preservation strategies to reduce these liens. Through estate preservation strategies such as trusts and other instruments, we can help you retain control over a larger portion of your settlement than other litigation firms may be able to do.

Call An Experienced Queens Premises Liability Lawyer For Trip-And-Fall Accidents

We provide a free, no-obligation case evaluation and handle all personal injury and lead poisoning cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay lawyers’ fees if we do not help you recover monetary compensation for your claim. Call 800-247-8164 to arrange an initial consultation. You may also use our convenient email contact form to request a return phone call about your case.

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