Slip & Fall Injury
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall incidents can lead to severe injuries and serious physical and financial consequences for the people injured by them. However, if you were injured by slipping and falling on someone else’s property, you may be able to seek financial compensation (the legal term is “damages”) for the harm you have suffered.
The property’s owner, or the person or entity who had control of the property (such as a tenant), would be held legally responsible for your injuries if he or she either caused a dangerous condition that led to your accident, or knew about the dangerous condition and had enough time to fix it but didn’t do so. In New York, the owner may also be held responsible if he or she should have known about the dangerous condition: in other words, owners or tenants are expected to inspect their property frequently and thoroughly enough to keep it safe for others.
If you fell and were injured after slipping on a wet surface, worn or improperly built stairs, a poorly lit driveway, or in any similar circumstances, you should discuss the incident with an experienced New York personal injury attorney. Before giving any statement to an insurance company representative, make sure that you fully understand your rights, as well as the issues that may arise and reduce your chances of getting compensation for your injuries.
If you were hurt in a slip-and-fall accident while at work, you may also be eligible for compensation above and beyond the benefits provided by Workers’ Compensation insurance. Don’t make assumptions: discuss your case with an attorney.
At Ronai & Ronai, LLP, we have been representing New York residents and workers injured in slip-and-fall accidents since 1996. Call us for a free consultation about your particular case; we may be able to get you compensation for your medical bills, any wages lost as a result of your injuries, your pain and suffering, and more. And we don’t charge attorneys’ fees unless we obtain a result in your favor.
Our offices are conveniently located in Manhattan and Westchester. We offer an effective team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, all of whom work tirelessly to get prompt compensation for our injured clients.
For a free consultation, please call us today at 1-800-664-7111, or fill out and submit our online “Contact Us” form.