New York City Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and fall injuries occur every day within New York City and our New York slip and fall lawyers are available to help you determine yourNYC Slip and Fall Lawyer rights. These injuries result from an assortment of incidents. From falling down dimly lit staircases  in your building to slipping on a spilled item in a grocery store, supermarket, individuals in our busy city regularly face unknown variables of life that lead to unwanted harm.

Considering that we live in a place of non-stop movement and activity, the chance of getting hurt due to hazardous conditions is higher here than anywhere else.

The New York Department of Health has reported that injuries sustained by falling top the list for hospitalizations among children ages 0-14 and adults 25 years and older. These types of injuries often lead to things like concussions, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, other head injuries, or bone fractures, and often force those injured to accrue costly medical expenses and suffer lost wages.

Slip and fall injuries may occur because of a lack of reasonable care or warning signs on the part of the store or building owners. If you or a loved one has fallen and suffered a serious injury you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Consider contacting the lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP for help.

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The slip and fall accident lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP represent clients from all over NYC, and they will help you understand your legal rights. Let the experienced legal professionals at our firm help you obtain the money you deserve for your fall accident case.

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Lack of Reasonable Care: Under New York law, property owners are obligated to exercise reasonable care when maintaining their properties so that patrons that frequent their establishments or individuals who venture into common areas are not subject to unreasonable risks resulting from unsafe conditions. This means that individuals should not have to look down to watch that every place they step is free of danger due to the property owner’s negligence in establishing safe conditions.

Proprietors have a duty to keep their premises safe from foreseeable dangers. When that high degree of responsibility is neglected, it leads to individuals tripping on things like unrepaired stairs or slipping in a puddle from a shattered jar of applesauce in aisle 9. In some of these instances, owners are aware or at least should be aware of certain hazards that await fall victims. When these owners do not exercise their requisite degree of care, many establishments become lurking dangers.

These sorts of accidents are referred to in the law as “premises liability” claims, and actually extend to a wide variety of situations in which the owner of a property, such as a business owner, causes a visitor to that property to be injured due to their negligence.  In addition to traditional “slip and fall” occurrences caused by things like wet floors, foreign objects, or a failure to properly clear ice and snow from walkways, premises liability claims can arise from maintenance failures like cracked or loose flooring, improperly secured railings, or a property owner not replacing light bulbs.  An injury caused by any of these sorts of negligent failures to maintain a facility can lead to a premises liability claim.

Unfortunately, property owners often fail in this duty. Hospitalizations for injuries from falling in New York create a yearly cost of approximately $1.3 billion in medical expenses. People in need of medical attention are left holding the bill for careless property owners.

Fortunately, civil law provides an avenue for those harmed to recover from their losses. It is logical and fair for those responsible, in whole or in part, for causing a serious fall to provide redress for the harm caused. However, unique legal rules apply to each situation to determine what the party should have done to prevent the accident. It is imperative for those affected to seek the best possible legal advice from a legal team experienced in premises liability cases in order to receive maximum compensation.

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Premises Liability Claims in New York City

In addition to traditional “slip and fall” occurrences caused by things like wet floors, foreign objects, or a failure to properly clear ice and snow from walkways, premises liability claims can arise from maintenance failures like cracked or loose flooring, improperly secured handrails/guardrails, or a property owner not replacing light bulbs. Dimly lit passageways and slippery floors result in thousands of preventable injury claims. An injury caused by any of these sorts of negligent failures to maintain a facility can lead to a premises liability claim.

Dangerous conditions that can be avoided by property owners are the leading cause of slip, trip, and fall cases that occur on sidewalks and parking lots.  Property owners often fail in their duty to maintain safe premises. Fortunately, civil law provides an avenue for those harmed to recover for their losses. If you are injured as a result of a dangerous condition, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your rights.

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Slip / Trip and Fall Attorneys

When you or someone you know has experienced a slip and fall injury, turn to leading legal professionals at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP. We are available to help those hurt in this way all over the 5 boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island) of New York.
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