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Slip, Trip & Fall

Queens Slip & Fall Lawyers

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Slipping on a banana peel is standard fodder for comedy. But it's not so funny when you slip, trip, or fall in real life. For anyone, but for older people especially, a fall can be a serious, life-changing event; in severe cases, injuries sustained in a fall can even lead to death.

At Davidoff Law, our Queens slip and fall attorneys represent clients who have been injured when the negligent acts of others led to an accident. We are happy to discuss what happened in your situation to determine how we might help. Read what our clients have to say about us here!

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Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

Although there is no comprehensive dataset of all types of slip and fall accidents, it is assumed that one of the most common causes is a slippery retail store floor. Many retail stores use tile floors for quick and easy cleaning. But a freshly mopped floor is a hazard to shoppers if there are no warning signs to keep people from walking on the slippery section. Spilled liquids in grocery stores are also serious slip and fall accident offenders.

When you go about your day, you reasonably expect that the places you go will be safe for walking, but this is not always the case. When a property owner or manager fails to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of walkways, aisles, and other places where people walk, accidents can and do happen.

Examples of Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Slip, trip, and fall hazards can come in many forms, including:

  • Slippery floors
  • Loose rugs
  • Torn carpeting
  • Uneven floors
  • Damaged or irregular steps
  • Exposed cords
  • Obstacles in a walkway
  • Drops in sidewalk height
  • Irregular curb cuts

Injuries That Slip & Fall's Cause

Slip and fall injuries can be serious and may include:

Any part of the body that absorbs the impact of the fall can be severely injured, leading to extensive medical treatment and care. In some cases, slip and fall victims will be unable to return to work, either temporarily while they heal or permanently if their injuries are disabling.

What To Do Immediately After a Slip and Fall Accident

After a slip and fall accident, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your well-being and preserve important evidence. Follow these steps:

  1. Seek medical attention: Even if you believe your injuries are minor, it is still important to seek medical evaluation. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent or can worsen over time. Prompt medical attention ensures proper diagnosis, treatment, and documentation of your injuries.
  2. Report the incident: Notify the property owner, manager, or supervisor about the slip and fall accident as soon as possible. Provide a detailed account of what happened, including the location, date, and time of the incident. Ask them to create an incident report and request a copy for your records. This report will serve as an official record of the accident.
  3. Document the scene: If you are physically able, use your smartphone or camera to capture photographs or videos of the accident scene. Focus on any hazardous conditions that contributed to your fall.
  4. Collect witness information: If there were any witnesses present during the accident, obtain their names and contact information.
  5. Preserve evidence: Keep any physical evidence related to the accident, such as torn clothing, damaged footwear, or any objects that caused the fall. 
  6. Refrain from making statements: Be cautious when discussing the incident with others, particularly representatives of the property owner's insurance company. Refrain from providing detailed statements or accepting blame before consulting with a lawyer.
  7. Consult with a Queens slip and fall lawyer: We can evaluate your case, assess liability, and guide you through the legal process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Slip & Fall Cases

Who Can be Held Liable for My Slip and Fall Injury?

Property owners and proprietors can be held liable for your slip and fall injury, assuming that you slipped and fell outside your home or business. The defendant is a homeowner or tenant on a lease for most cases involving a slip and fall accident in a residential setting. The business owner or parent corporation will be the defendant when someone slips and falls in a store.

How Long Do Slip and Fall Settlements Take?

In an ideal situation with no insurance company interference, it can still take several months to settle because there is much clerical and legal work to manage. If an insurance company fights your slip and fall claim, the case could take much longer to conclude, perhaps 12 months or more.

Slip and fall claims are some of the most common premises liability cases. Yet there is no guarantee that such a claim will be quick to conclude because similar cases are often filed.

If I Fell on a Broken Piece of City Sidewalk, Can I Sue The City?

Yes, some stretches of sidewalk are owned and maintained by the local municipality that first installed or paved those sidewalks. If you trip on a broken piece of sidewalk, then you might be able to sue the city or township for damages.

However, in some localities, maintaining adequate sidewalk conditions is a responsibility given to the owners of immediately adjacent properties, not the city.

What Duties Do Property Owners Have Regarding Ice and Snow Removal?

In New York, property owners are usually not responsible for shoveling or salting snow and ice around their property, except where visitors are expected to walk.

For example, the store owner should keep the entryway into a retail store clear of snow, but the alleyway alongside the building could be kept snowy without the property owner becoming expressly liable for any slip and fall accidents.

Contact Our Slip & Fall Lawyer Today

It's easy to fall victim to slip, trip, and fall hazards if you're not paying attention 100 percent of the time—which hardly anybody is. But when you are injured in this accident, our attorneys are ready to stand behind you 100 percent of the way.

At our firm, falls are no joke. If you've been injured in a slip, trip, and fall accident, you deserve committed representation and fair compensation for your injuries and other damages. To speak with one of our Queens slip and fall lawyers about what happened, reach out to us today and request a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Queens and New York, and there are no fees unless we win compensation for you.

Contact Davidoff Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our Queens slip & fall attorney! Se habla español. (888) 211-1116.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $10 Million Wrongful Death from Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $5 Million Trip-and-Fall Accident
  • $2.3 Million Student Riding Motor Scooter
  • $2 Million Pedestrian Accident Involving a School Bus
  • $1.7 Million Trucking Accident Resulting in Multi-Level Disc Fusion
  • $1.6 Million MVA - Rear End Collision
  • $1.5 Million Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1.4 Million Slip & Fall Accident
  • $1.4 Million Motor Vehicle Accident from a Rear-End Collision
  • $1.4 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Lower Back Injury
  • $1.3 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision
  • $1.3 Million Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street
  • $1.2 Million Motor Vehicle Accident - Rear-End Collision
  • $1.1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision
  • $1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Parked Car
  • $1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Neck & Back Injury
  • $975 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Cab Driver
  • $960 Thousand Truck Accident Back Injuries
  • $950 Thousand Trucking Accident Resulting in Neck Surgery
  • $925 Thousand Truck Accident – Rear-End Collision

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