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Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer

After an Accident, Call Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys

Slip and falls are responsible for around one million emergency room visits every year. These types of injuries are also the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and the top cause of occupational injuries among those aged 15 to 24. Slip and falls can cause very serious injuries resulting in significant costs, with the estimated price tag for employee slip and fall accidents totaling around $70 million each year.

If you or a loved one experienced a fall, you know firsthand how devastating your injuries can be. Cuts, bruises, bone fractures, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, and death are just some of the many potential consequences of a fall injury. The damage done to your body can necessitate costly medical treatment, prevent work and change your life.

If your slip and fall happened at work or because of the negligence of a property owner, you have certain legal rights. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. can help you pursue a claim and understand your options. We encourage you to reach out to our office to find out more about the options available to you.

Schedule your free consultation by calling (212) 577-9325.

How Do Slip & Falls Happen?

Slip and falls can occur anywhere — on the job, at a friend’s house, in a public or private building, in a store or restaurant, or on the sidewalk. Parking lot falls are another accident that is considered a common cause of injury.

There are a number of causes of slip and falls but some of the top reasons include:

  • Slippery floors
  • Wet floors
  • Uneven tiles
  • Broken or cracked sidewalks
  • An unmarked drop-down
  • A change in flooring materials
  • Loose carpeting
  • Debris in the walkway
  • Overcrowded aisles
  • Poor lighting
  • Narrow stair treads
  • Broken railings

Many of these hazards are problems that you should be warned about when visiting a public place or private home. If a property owner fails to correct hazards, doesn’t maintain a property properly, or fails to warn you of dangers on the property, the owner or renter who was responsible could become liable for any injuries you sustain because of those hazards.

Taking Legal Action After a Slip & Fall

If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may be able to pursue a claim to recover money for your medical bills and costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and the emotional distress you endure. If the slip-and-fall accident results in death, surviving family members can pursue a wrongful death claim.

To obtain compensation, there are certain things you need to prove. A New York slip-and-fall accident lawyer can assist you in demonstrating that:

  • The property owner had an obligation to you. The specifics of the obligation will vary depending upon why you were on the property.
  • The property owner failed to live up to his or her obligation. If the owner didn’t make the property safe or warn you of dangers, the owner can be considered negligent.
  • You were harmed as a result of the property owner’s failure.
  • You should be entitled to compensation for losses as a result of the harm.

Your case may settle outside of court or may be resolved in a court of law by a judge or jury. You could also potentially take action not just against those who own the property, but also against tenants or renters who were in control of the space and who allowed unsafe conditions that led to a slip and fall. Our team can help you examine all your options and work to help you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact Us Today. There’s No Fee Unless You Win!

If you or a loved one has been hurt, contact a New York City slip-and-fall accident lawyer at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. today. We are prepared to use our decades of legal experience to help you file a claim and recover full and fair compensation for all losses, damages, and injuries resulting from your slip and fall.

Call us today at (212) 577-9325 for a free consultation.

More Than $300 Million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

See Our Results
  • $1,850,000
    Settlement while on trial after winning jury liability verdict for woman injured when her wheelchair fell into a pothole.
  • $1,698,000
    Woman tripped and fell on stairs, jury verdict. Case settled after verdict for $650,000
  • $1,398,000
    Jury verdict for woman who injured knee in fall on stairs in building. Case settled after verdict for $975,000
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