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New York City Slip & Fall Lawyer

Accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. While some accidents may appear to be unavoidable, they may actually be the result of someone else’s negligence. If you were involved in a slip and fall or similar accident on a property in New York City, it could be because the property owner or other relevant party (like a manager or employee) failed to take reasonable measures to prevent an accident by addressing dangerous conditions properly.

You may be entitled to compensation for your losses in these circumstances. To learn more, you should review your case with a dedicated New York City slip and fall attorney at Shulman & Hill.

The Consequences of a New York City Slip & Fall Accident

Nearly one million falling accidents send Americans to the hospital every year. They can cause severe injuries like broken bones or head trauma.

If you are harmed in a New York City slip and fall accident, there is a chance your injuries could require medical treatment. If your injuries limit your ability to work (whether temporarily or permanently), you may face additional financial burdens in the form of lost wages. A New York City slip and fall accident can also leave you with long-term injuries, diminished quality of life, and a slew of other unexpected challenges.

Hopefully, you will never face these struggles. However, if you do, you may be able to pursue compensation for your losses. Contact our personal injury law firm in New York City to discuss your options and legal rights.

New York City Slip & Fall Accidents: What You Need to Know About Premises Liability

New York’s premises liability laws require property owners to take reasonable steps to prevent dangerous conditions from causing harm to visitors on their properties.

However, this does not mean that you are immediately guaranteed compensation if you are injured in a slip and fall. When seeking compensation in a New York City slip and fall accident, you must prove:

  • The property owner was negligent in failing to address a hazardous condition that they either created, knew about, or should have known about.
  • The property owner’s negligence caused you to slip and fall and sustain injuries.
  • Your accident was not the result solely of your own negligence.

To satisfy this list of criteria, your attorney may need to conduct an investigation. Our New York City slip and fall lawyers can coordinate with medical staff, witnesses, and property owners to collect evidence supporting your case before we file a claim.

Examples of New York City Slip & Fall Accidents

New York City slip and fall accidents resulting from someone’s negligence can take a range of forms. Examples include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • A property owner failing to install proper lighting in a parking lot, causing you to trip over an unseen obstruction at night.
  • Slipping on a wet floor an employee had recently mopped but failed to place a wet floor caution sign on top of
  • Slipping on ice that had accumulated on the outdoor sections of a property because no one applied de-icing agents in a timely manner
  • Tripping over broken or loose flooring that should have been repaired or replaced
  • Tripping on an item that had fallen onto the floor of a business

That final example highlights an important point. If you were at a grocery store or similar business and you slipped over an item that had fallen to the floor or spilled, you would need to prove that by the time your accident occurred, an employee should have become aware of the dangerous condition and addressed it accordingly. If you are unable to do so, the property owner’s insurer may try to argue that the time between the item falling and your accident was too short for an employee to eliminate the hazard. This yet again illustrates the value of working with a personal injury law firm in New York City after a slip and fall accident.

The Role of a Slip & Fall Law Firm in New York City

Other benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer in New York City when you are injured in a slip and fall include:

Pursuing Compensation

The process of seeking compensation after a New York City slip and fall accident typically begins with filing a claim against the property owner’s insurance. However, some insurance companies prefer that claimants not seek legal representation. If a self-represented accident victim is not familiar with the legal process, it may be easier for an insurance company to convince them to accept a lower settlement offer.

At Shulman & Hill, we can review all of your relevant losses, including pain and suffering, to help obtain a settlement that accounts for the full extent of your injuries. We can also negotiate aggressively on your behalf to maximize your chances of reaching a fair settlement or being awarded damages in court.

Handling Key Administrative Tasks

Pursuing compensation can involve a range of tasks, including investigating the accident, filing paperwork, and corresponding with the insurance company. We can handle these tasks and allow you to focus on what is most important: your recovery.

Identifying All Negligent Parties Involved

In some instances, New York City slip and fall accidents happen because multiple parties were negligent. In these instances, multiple parties may be responsible for compensating victims. Our thorough investigation can help identify all of the potentially negligent parties in your case.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we have helped many injured clients in New York City secure compensation after a wide range of accidents.

We have a tremendous track record of success, and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We operate on a contingency-fee model which means we can review your case for free and we will only charge you if we win. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 212.221.1000 or reach out online.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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