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New York City Slip & Fall Lawyers

An injury from a slip and fall accident may not sound serious but the unfortunate reality is injuries resulting from a fall can be life-altering. Each year slip and fall accidents in New York City due to unsafe or uneven floors, poor lighting and defective flooring materials account for thousands of visits to the hospital emergency room. Fractures and broken bones are some of the most common types of injuries with hip fractures consisting of some of the more serious and life-threating injuries among our elderly.

The unfortunate reality about a slip and fall accident is that not all will result in a settlement. In order to determine if a slip and fall accident is likely to result in a settlement, speak with our personal injury lawyers right away to help you understand whether or not you have a case and what steps you need to take to protect your interests.

What are Some Common Causes Leading to Slip and Fall Accidents?

  • Uneven Floors
  • Broken or Uneven Steps
  • Slippery Floors
  • Poor Lighting
  • Misplaced Items
  • Broken or Defective Flooring Materials
  • Missing Handrails on Steps

All too often a slip and fall accident occurs in large part due to a property owner’s negligence or ignorance. Sometimes the property owner is made aware of a dangerous condition and sometimes they are not. In those instances, in which the property owner/manager is not aware it is important to know if they should have known. Dangerous conditions can happen because the property owner fails to repair broken stairs, sidewalks or provides poor lighting. In other cases, there may be wet floors, large puddles, or other hazards on premises like an object left on the floor. Whatever the circumstances, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney experienced with slip and fall cases and settlements.

Our best slip and fall attorneys have a proven track record of success in winning settlements for clients injured in a slip and fall accident. When you call Rimland Law you can expect to speak directly with a slip and fall case specialist who can help answer your questions and advise you on the merits of your case. With more than 40 years of experience handling slip and fall cases in New York City, our attorneys are intimately familiar with problem areas, buildings, property owners and management companies that have been involved in past incidents or violations and can quickly analyze your case to determine how to best help you.

  • One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury
  • Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries
  • Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • The largest settlement for a slip and fall injury in the state of New York was $16.5 million. The plaintiff in this New York personal injury case fell down MTA subway stairs and suffered severe brain damage
  • The average settlement for a slip and fall case in the state of New York is just under $790,000

 

Whether the accident occurred in a government building or city street or if the accident occurred on private property, we file the necessary notices of claim with the appropriate agencies and we pursue every possible legal avenue for compensation.

Rimland Law often retains the services of an expert in safety studies and accident reconstruction to help win your personal injury lawsuit. We always extensively prepare each case in our office for trial to aggressively seek the maximum compensation possible. We have found that this approach, achieves the best results for our clients. If the case does not settle, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial.

If you believe you have a legitimate slip and fall claim, please call our personal injury lawyers near you. We offer a free consultation to answer all of your questions. Our attorneys will advise you on what you need to do to receive compensation for a slip and fall accident. With offices centrally located in Manhattan our attorneys can easily assist you regardless of your location.