Long Island Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slips, trips, and falls can happen at virtually any time and in almost any location. They can cause severe injuries like broken bones, back injuries, concussions, and more that leave you with debilitating pain and numerous medical expenses.

Unfortunately, even if you are careful, you may still be injured in an accident resulting from another party’s negligence. For example, you may have been injured in a slip and fall accident on Long Island because a property or business owner failed to address a hazard on their property, like a slippery floor or an icy walkway.

If you were injured in a slip and fall caused by a hazard on another property, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Our dedicated Long Island slip and fall lawyers at Shulman & Hill can review the details of your case during a free legal consultation. If we determine you may be eligible to file a lawsuit, we are prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf.

The Consequences of a Long Island Slip and Fall Accident

Fall accidents result in significant injuries more often than you may think. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falling accidents send nearly one million Americans to the hospital every year.

You may be left with injuries that require costly medical treatment if you are ever involved in a Long Island slip and fall accident. Your injuries might even be severe enough to limit your ability to work, at least temporarily. Until you fully recover, you may be unable to earn an income.

If your accident occurred at work or occurred because another party was careless, you could potentially seek compensation for these losses. The experts at our personal injury law firm for Long Island are prepared to review your case and explain your legal options.

Long Island Slip and Fall Accidents: Essential Information about Premises Liability

Premises liability laws in New York require property owners (and similar parties, such as business owners) to take reasonable steps in an effort to minimize the chances of others being injured on their properties due to hazards that should have been eliminated or otherwise addressed. If a property owner fails to do so, you could be injured in a slip and fall accident on Long Island.

To show that you deserve to be compensated for your losses in the aftermath of a slip or fall, you must prove that:

  • A property owner or other party responsible for eliminating or warning you of a slip and fall hazard failed to do so
  • You were injured as a result of their negligence

If your accident occurred at work, you do not need to prove negligence to seek workers’ compensation benefits. However, you do need to prove your accident occurred while you were performing work-related tasks.

You may need to gather evidence to prove your accident meets these criteria. Our Long Island premises liability lawyers can help you do so.

Examples of Long Island Slip and Fall Accidents

The following examples will help you better understand how negligence can cause a slip and fall accident:

  • A property or business owner fails to install adequate lighting outside their property. This prevents you from seeing an obstruction in their parking lot, causing you to trip and sustain injuries.
  • A spill at a grocery store is not cleaned up in a timely manner. You slip over it as a result.
  • No one promptly applies deicing agent in the parking lot or on the sidewalk of a business. This causes you to slip on ice and break a bone.
  • An employee mops a floor at a business but fails to put up a sign letting you know the floor is wet, causing you to slip on the slick floor.

The key similarity in the examples above is that they likely could have been prevented had someone not been careless or negligent.

The Importance of Proving Negligence After a Long Island Slip and Fall Accident

In order to recover compensation for a slip and fall injury that occurred outside of work, you must be able to prove negligence. Often, this comes down to whether or not the other party acted in a manner that a reasonable property owner would.

For example, if you tripped over an item that fell to the floor at a supermarket, your ability to seek compensation may depend on how much time had elapsed between the time the item fell to the floor and the time your accident occurred. If enough time had passed in which a reasonable business owner would have noticed and addressed the trip hazard, you might have a stronger case.

Our Long Island slip and fall attorneys understand the intricacies of these accidents and how to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. We can help gather evidence that illustrates why you deserve to be compensated in these circumstances, and we can help you defeat any challenges that the defense presents.

The Role of a Long Island Slip and Fall Law Firm

It is highly advisable to enlist the help of experienced Long Island personal injury lawyers when pursuing compensation after a slip and fall accident. We can assist you in the following critical ways:

  • Investigating the accident by gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses
  • Helping you file a personal injury lawsuit
  • Negotiating with insurers for a fair payout on your behalf

We understand that recovering from a slip and fall accident can be a difficult experience. Your priority right now is to get better. Let Shulman & Hill handle the process of seeking compensation.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, our Long Island slip and fall lawyers have successfully recovered over $200 million for our clients over the years. We do not merely promise results. We have a track record that proves we are capable of delivering them.

To learn more about how we can help, call us today at 212-221-1000 or contact us online to schedule your free legal consultation.

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