Slip & Falls

New York City Slip and Fall Attorneys

Experienced trial lawyers aggressively pursue full compensation for injury victims

Whether you’re in a store, on a sidewalk or street, or visiting a home, a slip or trip on someone else’s property could leave you with a painful injury that triggers thousands of dollars in medical costs and requires months of recovery time. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you need a skilled and aggressive legal team on your side. With more than 30 years of experience helping New Yorkers obtain the compensation they deserve, Rich & Rich, P.C., with offices in Manhattan and Roslyn Heights, Long Island, is ready to represent you in your premises liability case.

Types of slip/trip and fall accidents

Slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents often occur as a result of dangerous conditions on the premises of a business or private home. These accidents may happen inside or outdoors on sidewalks, stairs or walkways. Causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Raised, cracked or uneven sidewalks
  • Snow and ice
  • Improperly maintained or uneven flooring
  • Debris, liquid or other substances on the ground
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Stairs that are missing handrails
  • Potholes

Whether your slip and fall injury was linked to one of these factors or not, we can counsel who as to whether a legal remedy is possible.

Who is liable for your slip/trip and fall accident?

Frequently, these injuries are caused by the negligence of the entity responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the property. Building owners, store owners, homeowners and property managers have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition.

If you were injured in a slip or trip and fall accident, you should take photographs of the condition that caused you to fall as soon as possible. If anybody witnessed your accident, make sure to get their name and address. We will investigate the facts and circumstances concerning your accident and determine the best legal strategy to recover the maximum amount of compensation.

Types of compensation for a slip and fall accident

Victims of slip and falls or other types of premises accidents may be entitled to full personal injury compensation, which could include:

  • Damages for physical pain and suffering
  • Damages for emotional distress
  • Reimbursement of medical bills
  • Money damages for income lost due to missed work

Our attorneys fight to see that you receive compensation that fairly addresses the harm you experienced.

Filing a slip and fall lawsuit in New York City

Slip and fall accident cases can be difficult to win, because the burden is on the plaintiff to show the property owner failed to use reasonable care to maintain the premises or sidewalk. To win a slip and fall lawsuit, you must present a clear argument demonstrating how the property owner failed to keep the premises reasonably safe, and how this failure caused your injury. This is a difficult task and requires a skilled attorney. Therefore, you should retain an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys will take prompt action to gather and preserve evidence and witness testimony to strengthen your case.

Contact a New York attorney for a free consultation about a slip and fall injury claim

A premier New York personal injury law firm in Manhattan, Rich & Rich, P.C. represents victims of slip and fall accidents from offices in Midtown Manhattan and Roslyn Heights, Long Island. Call today at 212-406-0440 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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New York City Office

1430 Broadway,
Suite 1802,
New York, New York 10018

Roslyn Heights Office

277 Willis Avenue,
1st Floor,
Roslyn Heights, New York 11577