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Manhattan Slip and Fall Lawyer

A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere in Manhattan. However, certain hazards can increase the odds of a slip and fall occurring. This is one of the reasons we have premises liability laws. Although a property owner (or a similar party, such as a manager or employee) cannot necessarily guarantee an accident will never happen on their property, they can take reasonable steps to limit the risk of injury to all guests. The law in fact requires that they do so.

Sometimes property owners neglect this responsibility. You or a loved one may have been injured in a Manhattan slip and fall accident as a result of this negligence.

If you are hurt in a slip and fall that could have been avoided had a property owner addressed hazardous conditions appropriately, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. A Manhattan slip and fall attorney at Shulman & Hill can help you seek compensation. Contact us today for a free legal consultation to learn more.

Important Information About Manhattan Slip & Fall Accidents

According to the CDC, nearly one million Americans are hospitalized for injuries sustained in fall accidents each year. Their injuries often consist of broken bones and/or head trauma.

Manhattan slip and fall accidents can happen for many reasons, including a property owner’s negligence. The following examples illustrate how a negligent property owner could cause you to be injured in a slip and fall accident:

  • A business owner failed to install adequate outdoor lighting. As a result, you may trip over an obstruction in the parking lot that you were unable to see at night.
  • A store employee mops a floor but fails to put up a caution sign up indicating the floor is wet.
  • An item falls to the ground at a store. It remains there for an unreasonable period of time because no one is keeping an eye out for these hazards. Eventually, you trip over it.
  • Employees fail to clean up spills at a restaurant or grocery store in a timely manner.
  • A property owner does not replace loose or broken flooring, which causes you to trip.
  • A property owner does not fix broken stairs or railings, causing you to fall.

Manhattan Slip & Fall Accidents: What You Need to Know About Premises Liability

Premises liability laws require property owners to take reasonable steps to guard against and eliminate hazards on their properties that could otherwise put someone at risk of being injured in a slip and fall or similar accident. “Reasonable” is the keyword. This distinction highlights one of many reasons it may be wise to consult with a Manhattan slip and fall lawyer. They can review the details of your accident to determine if you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.

To return to one of the examples above, perhaps you were injured when you tripped over an item that had fallen to the floor at a supermarket. Whether or not you have grounds to seek compensation in these circumstances depends on certain details, including how much time passed between when the item fell to the floor and when you tripped over it. If you can show that by the time your accident occurred, an employee or manager should have found the item and returned it to its rightful place, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and related losses.

If you are unsure whether or not your accident may qualify for a lawsuit, contact our Manhattan personal injury lawyers for a free case review. They can review the details of your case and explain what your legal rights may be.

How Our Slip & Fall Law Firm in the Manhattan Area Helps

After reviewing your case, if we find you have reason to seek compensation from a negligent property owner, we can help you pursue compensation in the following key ways:

Filing a Slip & Fall Lawsuit

You can typically seek compensation for losses resulting from a Manhattan slip and fall accident by filing a lawsuit against the negligent party’s insurance. If you slipped and fell while working in construction or as a utility worker, our firm can help you file a workers’ compensation claim. Both types of cases involve collecting and providing documentation of your losses.

We can assist with this and all other administrative tasks. Our Manhattan slip and fall attorneys can also handle all major correspondence with insurers, doctors, and anyone else involved in the process. This allows you to spend more time focusing on your recovery.

Investigating

In order to have the best chance at securing compensation, you need evidence that shows how you were injured and how the negligent party’s negligence caused you to slip and fall. Our Manhattan slip and fall lawyers can review surveillance footage, witness statements, medical records, and more to obtain evidence that supports your case.

Negotiating

If you are like most people and you have limited legal experience, insurance companies may offer a settlement that does not fully account for your long-term well-being. If you work with them directly, it may be easier for them to convince you that an unreasonably low offer is actually all your claim is worth.

You do not have to settle for offers that do not address the full extent of your losses. Our Manhattan slip and fall lawyers are prepared to negotiate for an appropriate settlement on your behalf. We can even go to trial to fight for a favorable verdict if they refuse to settle.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, our slip and fall lawyers have a proven track record of securing millions of dollars in compensation for our various clients over the years. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us today at 212-221-1000. You can also schedule a free consultation online.

We work on a contingency fee basis which means you will only pay for our services if and when we secure compensation for you.

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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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