Trusted Queens Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer Nearby

Slip and fall injuries happen often. When they happen, they can cause significant injury and loss for the individual, sometimes resulting in debilitating pain and significant injury. 

If an accident like this occurs to you and you’ve suffered serious harm from it, working with a slip and fall accident lawyer in Queens may help to ensure you receive a fair settlement for your losses. 

If you slip due to the negligence of others or at work, you may have a case.

It's estimated that 3 million older people are treated in emergency rooms each year from a slip or fall. Many more come in for a slip and fall brought on by work conditions. In recent years, slip and fall accidents led to an estimated $50 billion in medical costs. To be clear, these are not all cases in which a person can pursue financial compensation. Many are, though.

If you’ve been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident in Queens, New York, the personal injury attorney at Raphaelson & Levine will provide immediate support and guidance. 

Call 212-268-3222 today or contact us online for a free consultation.

Our Queens slip & fall lawyers can help you recover maximum compensation

When you work with a Queens slip and fall attorney at our law firm, you get exceptional attention to your needs. We understand personal injury as well as workers’ compensation claims that some accidents may fall under. 

Our legal team offers a compassionate ear to listen to what’s occurred and the dedicated attorneys you need to ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses.

Why chose our slip and fall law firm? Consider some of our accomplishments:

  • We have over $700 million in claims awarded for our clients (view more slip & fall case results)
  • We are an award-winning law firm working hard to help our clients.
  • We have more than 200 5-star reviews from people who we have served. (hear from our clients)
  • You’ll find exceptional leadership from our team in fighting to protect your rights.
  • With over 30 years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of New York residents through difficult slip and fall lawsuits. (meet our attorneys)

Why do you need a slip and fall attorney after a serious injury?

When you work with an experienced personal injury fall attorney, you receive outstanding support for your case. We may be able to recover more compensation for you depending on your case – we always aim for maximum compensation. You also have fewer headaches in the process. Most importantly, you can focus on healing from your serious injuries and let us handle the insurance company and other attorneys involved.

Why have thousands of New Yorkers trusted the slip and fall attorneys at Raphaelson & Levine?

As your personal injury attorney, our law firm works closely with you to ensure no stone is unturned in your case, ensuring the very best support after your incident. Our law offices are committed to you. Consider why so many work with us:

 

  • Proven results: We’ve won over $700 Million for personal injury victims throughout Queens, NY, and greater New York City, NY, including verdicts and settlements in New York Law Journal’s “Top Verdicts & Settlements Hall of Fame.”
  • Trusted reputation: With more than 250 five-star reviews, our clients value the excellent communication, aggressive reputation, and individual attention we provide.
  • Award-winning attorneys: Our personal injury attorneys receive the highest awards and recognition each year, including Super LawyersTM, New York Law Journal’s “Top Rated Lawyer in New York,” New York Magazine’s “Leaders in the Law,” and more (view our recent awards)
  • No risk: We provide free, no-risk consultations that offer a clear path forward and only get paid when we win your claim.

How much is my slip & fall case worth? 

It’s hard to put a specific dollar amount on what your slip and fall case is worth just yet. There is a lot to consider, such as what types of injuries you’ve sustained, why they occurred, and the type of dangerous conditions that led to them. We need to consider your medical bills, lost time at work, property damage, and other forms of damage you’ve suffered as a result of the accident.

With our years of experience, we can help you determine what you can expect from a case like yours when you come in for a free initial consultation to discuss the situation. Even if you’re unsure if you have a large case, let a Queens personal injury attorney provide you with more insight before you make a decision.

How long do I have to file a slip, trip, & fall lawsuit in Queens,  New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the incident, whether that is a car accident, a slip and fall accident, or another type of personal injury. If you are unsure if you are still within this timeframe, it’s still best to contact us to discuss your case to determine what legal rights you may have. 

Common types of serious slip & fall injuries

When property owners create dangerous situations that put others at risk, it can lead to numerous falls. They may be negligent if the losses meet the specific requirements set under the law. Here are some common types of serious injury that may lead to significant losses.

  • Traumatic brain injury: According to the Mayo Health Clinic, falls from a bed, a ladder, down stairs, or other places are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US every year.
  • Hip fractures: Hip fractures often lead to significant mobility and independence limitations, with 50% of patients who are independent prior to a fall unable to regain independence after it, according to Science Direct. About 300,000 of these falls happen each year.
  • Broken bones: Each year, 6.3 million bone fractures occur in the U.S, resulting in over 887,000 hospitalizations, according to The Ohio State University. <amu pf these are the result of falls.
  • Spinal Cord Injury: Each year, 17,000 spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S., with a large number of them leading to long-term debilitation and mobility concerns, as noted by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Head Injuries: Falls are the most common cause of head injuries resulting in traumatic brain injury, according to the Mayo Clinic.
  • Workplace injury: Falls, slips, and trips cause over 200,000 work injuries every year, resulting in an average of 14 days missed (Source: National Safety Council)

Who can be held liable for a slip & fall injury in Queens, New York?

 There are numerous common causes of slip and fall accidents. Many of them come from dangerous conditions created when a property owner fails to maintain a safe area where there is the presumption of safety. Accidents like this may occur anywhere, including:

  • In a residential home
  • Parking lots
  • Stairs
  • Grocery store
  • Restaurants
  • Sidewalk
  • Apartment complexes

They can also happen for many potential reasons. Here are some examples:

  • The steps leading from an apartment complex were slippery due to ice, leading to dangerous conditions.
  • A handrail is loose, allowing a person to tumble over when they thought they would be steadied by the handrail.
  • A wet floor existed in a grocery store after someone slipped something, and no warning was presented.
  • Walkways with uneven concrete create a trip hazard.
  • Loose cables allow for unsafe conditions, leading to someone tripping and falling.

When an accident like this occurs, it is critical that a full review of the situation occurs to determine who is at fault. Several factors must be met during this process, include:

Showing the property owner knew about the dangerous conditions.

Did the property owner know that there was some risk present? For example, if a customer slips on a glass of water on the floor of a restaurant, but the manager on duty or anyone else doesn’t know that, and that causes the slip, it may not be the fault of the owner.

Proving they had sufficient time to fix the condition.

The property owner or other responsible party needs to have had reasonable time to fix the problem once they knew about it. That may mean that the individual had time to learn of the slip and then get a wet floor sign up or get it cleaned up.

Failing to correct the condition before the fall injury.

Also important is what the property owner did to fix the problem and whether that was enough to eliminate the risk. For example, if the carpeting in an apartment complex lobby was only tapped down but still created a trip accident, that may be considered negligence.

Examples of recent slip, trip, & fall settlements and verdicts

 Working with a personal injury lawyer is the best way to understand what your rights are especially in relation to premises liability and your right to compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. To help you see what could come of this, consider a few examples of fall claims and how we helped to provide compensation for the losses. Take a look at our slip and fall verdicts to learn a bit more about what we have done to help other clients. 

$1.75M Worksite fall injury settlement

 After 5 years of fighting with the plaintiff in court, our personal injury lawyers were able to secure a $1.75 Million claim through mediation for a worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off his truck at a waste transfer station.

 $1.75M Staircases trip and fall case

A client suffered serious injury when he fell down a flight of stairs, causing spine and shoulder injuries. He fell at work when his pants caught on a nail that was projected outward of the stairs, which had existed for a long time in that state. In this case, we helped the individual receive a $1.75 Million recovery.

$1M Slip and fall on wet floor award

We helped a woman to receive a recovery for $1 Million after she slipped on a wet fall in a cafeteria, where the area was just mopped, but no wet floor sign had been placed indicating the risk. The client suffered back and knee injuries requiring surgery.

Get a free consultation with an experienced slip & fall accident lawyer in Queens today

 When you suffer a loss like this, you may benefit from working with accident attorneys who have years of experience to help you. What should you do after a slip and fall accident in New York

Call our team to gain insight and support in your case.

 Take a look at our slip and fall verdicts to learn a bit more about what we have done to help other clients. With the help of personal injury attorneys nearby, it is possible to gain insight into your rights and the steps to take to finally get help.

 Create a client relationship with us. Let’s talk about your case and the duty of care. If your loved one is not able to take steps because of wrongful death, reach out to us as well for support. Our Queens personal injury lawyers are here to help you.

When you contact us, your experienced Queens attorney can help you with any type of loss you’ve suffered due to negligence and discuss similar personal injury cases we’ve won for clients in The Bronx, Staten Island, New York City, Manhattan, and all of Nassau County.

Set up a free case evaluation with a fall injury attorney at Raphaelson & Levine today.

Call 212-268-3222 today or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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