Millions Recovered Slip and Fall Accident
$5.25MillionMotorist injured in a car accident suffering injury to his neck and back.
$2MillionWoman who suffered back and foot injuries in a motor vehicle accident.
$0.675MillionWoman who slipped and fell on snow and ice.
As a personal injury law firm, our Motto is “MOOREJUSTICE,” and we seek that in every case retained by our firm. Call us or fill out our online contact form today for a free consultation.
Slipping and falling represent a real risk in New York, especially during the winter months when ice and snow can collect on sidewalks, parking lots, and stairs. If you slip, you could fall and sustain a severe injury. Slipping and falling is funny in memes and on tiktok but the reality is far different, slipping and falling and hitting your head off concrete can change the course of a persons life with people sustaining head injuries, brain bleeds, broken bones and spinal damage.
In many cases, property owners cause these accidents by:
- Failing to clean up a spill on their property
- Letting ice or snow build up on the sidewalk or steps
- Improperly lighting part of their property
- Allowing the floor to become cracked or uneven
As we referenced above, you may have an increased risk of slipping during the winter months as the weather turns ugly. Ice can form on pathways even if property owners shovel away the snow if they do not correctly apply salt.
In these situations, you may seek damages with the help of your lawyer.
God forbid this happens to you or a loved one but if it does and you find yourself in this situation, a New York slip and fall accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore can help you get the full and fair compensation you’re entitled to. Here at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore, we call that “MOOREJUSTICE”. Our team provides personalized care as we strive to bring you MOOREJUSTICE and get you the compensation you deserve to cover your pain, suffering, medical expenses and other losses.
Find out more about how we handle fall injury cases by calling us or completing our online contact form.
How do Lawyers Help if You Slip and Fall in New York?
Slip and fall accident lawyers in New York can help you with any challenges you face as you seek damages to cover your losses. Working with our team allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries, taking care of whats important and leaving the legal process to us while we work to protect, fight for and build your legal case.
Our team stands ready to:
Assess Your Legal Situation
We start helping clients in your situation by providing a risk-free consultation. We can drive to reach you for a consultation or do it remotely via zoom so you do not have to worry about coming to us if you get hurt after slipping and falling. The key is to get the consultation done immediately so we can evaluate if you have a case and if you do we can put our plan together about doing the necessary investigation that we need to do to fight for you.
Protect You from Insurance Companies
Insurance companies operating in New York often try to deny claims after someone slips and falls. For example, they may claim you caused your injuries by engaging in risky behavior or argue that your injuries are not very severe. They may reach out, play down your injuries and make a nuisance value offer in return for your signature on a release that protects them and destroys your claim.
A New York slip-and-fall accident lawyer steps in to represent your side. In fact, you don’t have to speak to insurance agents after an accident. Instead, you can allow us to handle all communication on your behalf.
Investigate Fault for Your Fall
We personally investigate the cases we take on for clients who fall and sustain injuries in New York. We look into who caused your accident through a variety of strategies which can involve:
- Getting pictures of the location and the condition that caused your fall if they exist
- Doing property and deed search to find out who owns the property
- Having our investigator do a site inspection
- Questioning eyewitnesses
- Obtaining and Reviewing surveillance footage
- Obtaining certified weather reports
- Going over the accident report
- Working with slip and fall specialists
We take your concerns seriously, as we understand the severity of fall accidents. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slipping causes around 12% of all falls, with these accidents resulting in over one million visits to the ER every year.
Assist with All Aspects of Your Case
If needed, we can also help you get in touch with doctors that can treat your injuries. Most people come to us and it’s their first accident, they have no health insurance, don’t know what doctor to see and are completely lost. We’re here to eliminate that anxiety and help our clients in whatever way we can.
When Can You Get Damages for Slipping and Falling in New York?
A New York slip-and-fall accident lawyer will work and fight to obtain full and fair compensation, that is money for your harms and losses if someone else caused your accident. That may come within a few months of your accident or could take a number of years, it will depend on the severity of your injury, how clean liability is and the money that is available to you as compensation. Each case differs in terms of the facts surrounding the accident and the injuries involved and this is just one of a number of reasons that you should consult with the New York Slip and Fall accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore P.C.
What Damages Can You Get if You Fall After Slipping in New York?
Slipping and falling on ice, snow, or spills can leave you facing serious injuries. You may end up with a brain injury, broken bones, sprains, strains, or even paralysis resulting from a fall in New York.
The type of monetary compensation you may be entitled to following a slip and fall accident in New York will vary based on the facts of your case, your injuries and the degree of disability. In many cases, individuals receive money as compensation to cover their:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life and disruption to their normal lives
- Emotional distress, anxiety and mental anguish
- Medical expenses
- Future medical costs, aid and treatment
- Loss of earnings from the time of the accident
- Future loss of earnings
- Loss of future earning potential
Can You Get Help if You Slip and Fall on the Job in New York?
Employees can slip while working in New York, especially if they have jobs outside and they’re dealing with snow, slush, or ice. In these situations, report your fall accident to your employer and seek medical care if you sustained an injury.
A New York slip-and-fall accident lawyer can step in to help you file a workers’ compensation claim in many cases. These claims allow you to seek funds to cover your medical bills, all accident related medical treatment and your lost wages. With workers compensation, you do not have to prove your employer caused the accident.
The caveat to that is that you cannot sue your employer for compensation if you slipped and fell while at work. You may however be entitled to sue for compensation for your work related accident if another party (other than your employer) is responsible for your accident, for example, you’re delivering a package for your employer and you slip and fall at the premises you’re delivering to.
Don’t wonder if you can bring a claim? Don’t even hesitate – Just call the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C., for a free consultation and find out what you can and cannot do and what you’re entitled to.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on a Slip and Fall in NY?
New York limits the time you have to file a claim after an injury under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules section 214. Generally, you have three years to move forward with your claim before the statute of limitations expires. This statute or “SOL” applies so long as you’re dealing with a private entity or property owner. If the accident involves a municipal entity for example, a slip and fall within a NYCHA property or a slip and fall on a subway platform, the statute is only 1 year and 90 days and requires the filing of a notice of claim within 90 days of your accident.
In many cases, lawyers recommend you secure legal counsel immediately after an accident. We can assess the scene of your accident if you reach out to us directly.
Contact Us for Help After You Fall in New York
You could work with a New York slip-and-fall accident lawyer if you sustained an injury due to another party’s negligence. Our team at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore can help if you slip on ice, slick roads, a spill, or any other slipping hazard.
DON’T WAIT!! Review all your legal options today by calling us or filling out our online contact form.