Slip, Trip, and Fall Injury Lawyer

A slip, trip, and fall injury is common in New York. While some slip and fall accidents arise from weather conditions such as snow and ice, others are due to property owner negligence. Neglecting to maintain reasonably safe premises can cause a preventable fall accident. If you or a loved one has broken bones, had head injuries, soft-tissue injuries, sprains or other injuries from a fall, contact our New York premises liability attorneys for a free legal consultation.

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When Is a Slip, Trip, and Fall Injury a Premises Liability Lawsuit?

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can happen due to wet or slippery floors, food and drink spills, obstacles in aisles or walkways, loose rugs, uneven surfaces, dangerous staircases, poor lighting, and other property defects. However, not every fall accident on someone else’s property will give you the right to file a premises liability claim in New York. Certain elements must exist for you to have the legal right to hold someone responsible.

First, you must have proof that the property owner was negligent in maintaining safe premises. This includes proving that a dangerous condition existed at the premises and that the owner of the premises or tenant knew, or should have known, of the dangerous condition and failed to remedy it in a timely fashion. In legal terms this is called notice. You then must prove that this dangerous condition caused your injuries.

Compensation Available From a Property Owner in New York

Before the courts will consider your slip, trip and fall accident claim, they will check to see if you met your statute of limitations. In the state of New York, a statute of limitations puts a time limit on your right to file a premises liability lawsuit. You must bring your injury claim within at least three years of the date of your fall. If the accident occurred on a city street, or in a government building you may be required to file something called a notice of claim. This puts the government on notice of you potential claim and must be done within 90 days of your accident.

If you bring a valid premises liability claim by the state’s deadline, the property owner may owe you compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and monetary compensation for your emotional pain and suffering.

Contact Our New York Slip, Trip, and Fall Injury Lawyers

After a bad slip, trip and fall accident, the attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP are here to help and support you. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we have more than five decades of combined experience handling premises liability cases in New York, and are committed to helping you recover maximum compensation for your injuries and related damages. Call (914) 993-0393 to request a free consultation about your recent fall. We also respond promptly to online contact requests.