Almost all accidents appear to be avoidable in retrospect. This is especially true in slip and fall accidents, as many believe they should have “seen it coming.” Nonetheless, in many slip-and-fall accidents, the property owner or manager is held liable for inadequately maintaining their property. However, if you have been injured in a Slip and Fall Accident in NY City or its surrounding counties, then contact US Legal Law for experienced, skilled legal representation.
List of common Slip and Fall Injuries:
At US Legal Law, we handle a variety of slip and fall accident cases, including the following:
- Hotel mishaps
- Accidents in apartments
- Elevator mishaps
- Airport mishaps
- Parking lot mishaps
- Restaurant mishaps
- Accidents on the sidewalk
- Supermarket mishaps
- Unfortunately, many other common hazards can cause slip and fall injuries, including:
- Corridors with insufficient lighting
- Open the cellar doors
- Wet or slick floors
- Frayed or uneven carpeting or rugs
- Pathways that are littered, whether inside or outside
- Shattered stoops, stairs, or railings
- Flooring tiles that are uneven or broken
If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall, you should first seek emergency medical attention. If you believe someone else’s negligence caused your fall, your next step should be to contact US Legal Law.
What compensations can you get after slip and fall accidents
To win a premises liability lawsuit, you must hire an attorney who can demonstrate that you were injured due to the negligence of another party. We can get you a fair settlement without even entering a courtroom if we use our sharp negotiation skills. You may be entitled to all out-of-pocket medical and rehabilitation costs, lost wages (past and future), psychological counseling, property damages, physical pain, mental anguish, and permanent disability, depending on the specifics of your case. In some cases, if the defendant acted with malice or complete disregard for your safety, we may also sue for punitive damages.
When is someone else to blame for a slip and fall?
Though some slip and fall accidents are caused by medical issues, inattention, or sheer clumsiness, many are caused by the property owner’s negligence.
If you believe the latter is true in your case, contact US Legal Law to assess whether you have a viable premises liability case. If the property owner is negligent and allows their property to deteriorate, our attorneys will sue the offending party to recover the damages you are legally owed.
The most common injuries as a result by slip and fall accidents?
A slip-and-fall accident can result in almost any type of injury. The nature of your injury is determined by the position you were in when you fell, the height from which you fell, your level of fitness at the time of the accident, and your age at the time of the accident. While young children have been known to recover completely from traumatic brain injuries caused by steep falls, older people with fragile bones are far more likely to fracture a hip or pelvis.
The following injuries can be result by Slip and fall accidents:
- Femur (thigh bone) fractures, vertebral fractures, wrist, ankle, or clavicle fractures (collarbone)
- Nerve, tendon, muscle, or ligament damage caused by neuromuscular disease
- Consciousness & Traumatic brain injuries
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Internal bleeding or organ dysfunction
Certain injuries, such as internal bleeding, do not appear immediately after a fall. That is why a thorough medical examination, including any necessary diagnostic tests, is critical. As your attorneys, we want to ensure that we don’t agree to a settlement before we know the full extent of your injuries. We also want to examine your mental and emotional well-being thoroughly. You may experience impaired cognition and memory, seizures, or severe headaches following a head injury. Following a serious accident, you may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or panic attacks.
Contact US Legal Law
Our firm has served injured clients with zeal and compassion for many years. We treat our clients with the same patience, empathy, and respect we would show close friends. When you come to US Legal Law, you can be confident that we will fight hard to obtain the maximum monetary damages allowed by law. Our experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Island, NY, is recommended to clients seeking trustworthy, highly competent attorneys in their fields of specialization by the New York City Bar Association, Brooklyn, as well as the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and Bronx Bar Associations. Not only are we compassionate and efficient, but we also take pride in responding to client inquiries within 24 hours. Contact US Legal Law in New York today to learn more.