It is not uncommon to get injured on a trip, slip or fall accident in New York. Actually as per the National Safety Council, falls are one of the primary reasons for injuries in the USA. Here at Sullivan and Sullivan LLP, we will be able to help. One of our clients, a 28-year-old woman tripped and fell on a raised electrical outlet in a department store resulting in a fractured elbow that required surgery. Sullivan and Sullivan LLP won this case with $275,000 compensation. If you or someone you care about experienced such injury, contact us immediately to get your chance at fair compensation. Sullivan and Sullivan LLP offers free case evaluation and a translator if you need one.
No matter how small or large your case is, you will receive guaranteed personal attention from Sullivan and Sullivan LLP. One of our partners will be handling your slip and fall case; it will not be given to a beginning associate, which is what most other big, advertised law firms do. Once all of the appropriate papers are signed, we guarantee that legal action will be started immediately and we will constantly inform you about the status of your case.
Many slips and fall accidents take place in office buildings, drug stores, grocery stores, malls and gas stations, but they can also take place on private property. Premises liability accidents can include animal attacks, toxic exposure, amusement park accidents, and swimming pool accidents. Defective or dangerous conditions may be small or large, which is why the investigation of the claim is critical for a successful case.
A slip and fall injury is a common occurrence, with thousands of claims made each year. Many victims suffer serious, life-altering injuries that can even result in wrongful death. Unlit stairwells, wet floors, and construction site defects can often have catastrophic results. In the event of a slip and fall accident, consult a New York slip and fall lawyer to determine whether you are owed damages for the negligence of a property or business owner.
A property owner must keep their property in a safe condition for those invited onto the property. If it can be proven that a property owner was negligent and knew or should have known about the dangerous or defective condition that caused a slip and fall, you may be compensated for your injuries.
Every slip and fall accident is unique, so it is important to hire an experienced slip and fall lawyer.
Property owners must make sure their property, including parking lots and sidewalks, are maintained and that all snow and ice is removed to avoid possible safety hazards.
Property owners are allowed a “reasonable” amount of time to remove the snow and ice. For example, if you fall on a snowy sidewalk in the middle of a snowstorm, the property owner may not be held liable since the storm was in progress.
If conditions on the property cause an abnormal build-up of ice or snow, the property owner may be liable for your slip and fall accident. For example:
If ice accumulates on the roof, then melts and drips off because of a clogged drain, then refreezes on the ground; or if the parking lot causes melting ice to form puddles and then refreezes into ice patches. In addition, if a property owner provides snow or ice removal, they must act quickly and provide regular maintenance.
Our slip and fall personal injury attorneys can help you understand the law. There are many factors to consider, such as previous complaints about an existing hazard, determining negligence of a business or property owner, and determining negligence, if any, of the individual injured. These are only a few of the factors that a personal injury firm will analyze when investigating your case.
At Sullivan and Sullivan LLP, your case is not just a number; each case is unique, and we will investigate the specifics of your circumstance. Contact us today if you are in need of a qualified and expert team of slip and fall lawyers. The sooner you act, the higher your compensation can be.
Slip & Falls
While exiting a misleveled elevator, a woman was caused to trip and fall, fracturing her right wrist.
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A woman tripped and fell on a defective sidewalk of a building, resulting in a fractured hip.
Slip & Falls
A woman tripped and fell on a raised electrical outlet in a department store, resulting in a fractured elbow requiring surgery.
Slip & Falls
A 76-year-old woman slipped and fell on ice outside a convenience store where ice melter/salt had not been placed. She sustained a fracture of the left femur.