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Common causes of slip and fall injuries in New York City
New York City, and its suburbs, are no stranger to slip and fall accidents.
Risky conditions existing across the city often lead to serious injuries — sidewalks, elevators, escalators, stairs, walkways, subways, construction sites, office buildings, grocery stores, retail outlets, and apartment complexes often present hazards people are not warned about.
Leading causes of slip and fall accidents in New York include:
- Unsecured rugs and mats
- Uneven floors
- Slippery floors
- Broken or uneven stair treads and staircases
- Missing or broken railings
- Build-up of ice and snow
- Loose cables and wires
- Debris and clutter
- Broken sidewalks or pavement
Additionally, cracks, snow, ice, large construction defects, and holes often exist throughout New York City without proper warning signs.
These hazardous conditions can cause life-changing and sometimes fatal injuries.
Who is liable for my injuries if I'm hurt in a trip and fall accident in NYC?
Property owners and managers have an obligation to maintain safe conditions. An NYC slip and fall attorney can evaluate and assess the circumstances. Just cause for a negligence claim must be demonstrated.
- Did the property owner show reasonable care in maintaining their property?
- Should the owner have known a hazard was present?
- Have other people experienced falls in the same location?
- Was the dangerous condition in place long enough for the owner to have known?
- Was insufficient lighting part of the circumstances that led to the fall?
- Could the owner have placed a visible notice warning that a hazard was present?
Answering “yes” to one or more of these questions suggests premises liability existed on the part of the owner or property manager. You could have grounds for a personal injury claim to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Types of trip, slip, and fall cases our premises liability lawyers handle
The New York trip and fall lawyers at Raphaelson & Levine have a great deal of experience representing people who have suffered injury from a slip and falls.
We pursue compensation for injuries occurring on construction sites, sidewalks, workplaces, parking lots, and at places of business. Also, we see common injuries due to snow and ice and wet surfaces.
In our experience litigating premises liability claims, defendants often don’t address issues such as clogged drains, icy weather conditions, timely surface treatments for ice and snow, poorly maintained sidewalks, loose railings, damaged staircases, and parking lots that create conditions for puddles to form.
Any of these situations are almost always grounds for a premises liability claim.
How much is my slip and fall case worth?
The value of a slip and fall case can vary widely depending on various factors, including the extent of your injuries, the medical treatment required, and the impact on your quality of life.
Other factors that may be taken into account include lost wages, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In order to determine the potential value of your case, it's important to speak with an experienced slip and fall lawyer who can evaluate your situation and provide you with an estimate.
Recent slip and fall awards include:
- $1,800,000 Worksite Fall Injury
- $1,750,000 Staircase Trip & Fall Pre-Trial Award
- $1,750,000 Fall From Heights Injury Award
- $1,000,000 Cafeteria Slip & Fall Injury Settlement
- $750,000 Slip & Fall at Rental Property Trial Verdict
- $650K Pet Store Trip & Fall Settlement
Our personal injury attorneys strive to help our clients obtain the financial resources needed to pay for medical care, plus compensation for all other economic and noneconomic losses, including:
- Current lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Current medical bills and future medical expenses
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Our New York City slip and fall accident lawyers will speak with your doctor or other medical professionals to learn about your medical needs and will work hard to help you get the care and rehabilitation services you require.
What should I do after a slip, trip, or fall accident in NYC?
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Don't miss your deadline to file a claim, speak with a New York slip & fall attorney nearby
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries due to a slip and fall accident, the caring and compassionate personal injury lawyers at Raphaelson & Levine want to help.
Over the past thirty years, our slip and fall attorneys have earned a reputation as “The Voice of the Injured” in New York City. We aggressively recover justice for fall victims and have won more than $700 million for our clients including numerous multi-million dollar premises liability cases.
When representing you, the Raphaelson & Levine legal team will work diligently to obtain the best possible jury verdict or settlement for your accident case.
In New York, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is only three years.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to begin your claim!
Join the thousands of satisfied New Yorkers that have trusted our experienced Manhattan personal injury law firm to provide them with a voice, and hope for a better future.
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