Slip and fall accidents are common in New York. However, most accidents are easily avoidable. Most slip and fall accidents occur due to a person’s disregard for others. For example, if a company polishes their floor, they can provide signs that warn people of the slippery floors. If a sign is not provided and a person slips on the floor, they can suffer severe injuries.
If you or a loved one suffers severe, life-threatening injuries due to another person’s negligence, contact an experienced slip and fall attorney at Lever & Ecker, PLLC. With over 60 years of combined experience, we can offer you legal representation you can trust. Our award-winning lawyers understand the complexities of a slip and fall case and will do everything in their power to provide you with their best possible outcome.
Slip and fall accidents are hazardous. The fall can cause severe harm, but you may also be vulnerable to objects in the area where you can fall on or hit your head. Some common injuries you can suffer in a slip and fall accident include:
A slip and fall accident can cause short- and long-term disabilities that significantly affect your life. The activities you once enjoyed and experiences you were looking forward to may be limited because of your injuries. It is important to seek compensation for your harm and to hold the person responsible for their recklessness.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability. These accidents are often the result of poor lighting, unmaintained floors, shoddy railings, icy sidewalks, uneven pavement, dangerous worksites, or broken stairs. The aftermath of an accident can feel overwhelming, but follow these steps to help your slip and fall case:
After an accident, you can suffer severe injuries that need immediate medical attention. Your health and safety are your main concerns, and you should contact emergency medical care as soon as possible. Once they are on their way, you will want to contact the police for documentation of the accident.
If you can take photos and videos of the accident, those pieces of evidence can help paint a picture of what happened to the judge. The location, signs, and other details can give more information about how the incident took place and if the cause was due to another person’s negligence.
Even if you do not believe you suffered any severe injuries, a doctor’s visit can ensure no latent injuries are hiding in your body. Some injuries may not make themselves known until later on when the harm is severe. Doctors can also create significant evidence and proof of your injuries.
You may not always have the ability to talk with witnesses and gather evidence for your case due to injuries. With the representation of an experienced accident attorney, you can have someone you trust to guide you through the process and protect your rights.
Slip and fall accidents are extremely dangerous due to the fall and the possibility of hitting your head on objects in the area of the accident. The damage you suffer due to other people’s disregard for your health is frustrating, but you can hold them accountable with the representation of a slip and fall attorney.
Landlords and businesses are required to maintain safe surroundings for the public. In order to prevent slip, trip and fall accidents, businesses are required to promptly clean spills, post signs warning of wet areas, properly caution patrons and passersby of broken sidewalks or walkways, nearby stairs, sudden drops, or sudden “step-ups” on the floor. Failure to do so could result in liability.
The element that would qualify your injury for a slip and fall case is neglect. The courts may accuse any party of neglect that fails to resolve a dangerous situation. Therefore, a business or property owner may have to compensate you for your injuries.
The offending party may have to pay compensatory and punitive damages. A judge will not award punitive damages alone. They must first deem you eligible for compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are funds that cover your medical expenses, wages, material losses, medications, and more. The attorney will calculate the settlement figure using the documentation you give him. Therefore, your documentation must be thorough.
The slip and fall lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC have 60+ years of combined experience. Our law firm focuses on personal injury cases in the State of New York and offers the expertise and insight needed to help recoup what was lost from the injury.
Since 1990, David Lever has fought for the legal rights of victims of slip and fall injuries and acts as an advocate for the client. Along with the staff at the law firm, Mr. Lever has gained a substantial amount of respect from both his clients and his peers.
A person can suffer severe injuries from a slip and fall accident that cause long-term disabilities and possible life-threatening harm. When another person’s negligence causes you to suffer severe damages, you can hold them responsible with the representation of an experienced attorney at Lever & Ecker, PLLC.
Our team has over 60 years of combined experience and understands the complexities of a slip and fall case in New York. We understand that every person and case is different, so our legal services are tailored to the clients’ needs. We offer our Spanish-speaking clients bilingual legal representation to make sure that all our clients feel comfortable discussing their problems and concerns.
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