The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore can take charge of your legal needs if you slip and fall in Manhattan, New York. Our team takes pride in providing personalized care and attention to clients in your situation.
A Manhattan slip and fall accident lawyer can review the causes of your accident and all your losses. We focus on helping you and others like you resolve cases that involve slipping and falling on ice, tripping over a hazard, or even slipping on a spill or any dangerous condition that shouldn’t have been there in the first place.
Discuss your case with a free consultation by calling us or completing our online contact form.
What We Offer Our Clients After a Slip and Fall Accident
Our Slip and fall accident lawyers in Manhattan can handle all aspects of your legal claim. Our team appreciates the severity of fall accidents, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), they result in millions of visits to the doctor every year. Slipping and falling, whether on ice or some wet condition negligently created can result in you hitting the ground, hitting concrete or tile and as a result of those impacts, serious, significant and severe injuries can occur like broken bones, TBI (traumatic brain injuries) and spinal cord injuries.
We understand that these accidents can leave you in excruciating pain and also with incredibly high expenses and injuries that can take months or years of recovery time. When you contact us after a fall accident, we provide you with:
- A free consultation – we’ll even drive to meet you for the discussion, do it over the phone or zoom or arrange to bring you to our office
- Open and honest communication about your legal options
- Comprehensive investigation of your accident
- Assistance coordinating with your doctors
- Help reviewing all options to resolve your claim
- No fee for consultation and
- No legal fees until we resolve your case
You can reach out to us today for professional assistance and legal advice related to your slip and fall. Let us handle your legal concerns so you can focus on your recovery.
Who Can File a Claim for a Manhattan Slip and Fall Injury?
You may be entitled to file a claim and bring a lawsuit for compensation if you slipped and fell and sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligent actions. We investigate many different kinds of slip-and-fall cases in Manhattan, for example, slips and falls on the subway platform, to slips and falls on snow and ice and slips and falls in front of commercial buildings.
We assist clients who slip on icy sidewalks, slick parking lots and frozen stairs in winter. We can also help if you slipped on damaged flooring or a spill that a property owner failed to clean up properly.
A Manhattan slip and fall accident attorney can ask the correct questions, identify the correct parties and gather the necessary evidence to establish that a property owner, management company or municipal entity is responsible for your accident and resulting injuries. In most slip and fall accidents, what needs to be shown is that the responsible party, be that the property owner, lessee, tenant or management company for example:
- Knew about the hazard on their property
- Should have known about the hazard on their property as it existed long enough for them to know
- Caused and/or created the hazard that existed on their property
- Failed to remove the danger OR warn guests about the risk and therefore
- Allowed the threat to exist and ultimately cause an accident
Our team will work to do the right investigation, obtain the correct information and can then use this information to build a claim for you.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Get After Falling in Manhattan?
If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property in Manhattan, you may have a chance to file a claim or lawsuit and receive funds to cover your:
Slipping and falling on icy paths or snowy roads can result in serious injuries. Many people break a bone, experience a head injury, or deal with sprains and strains. In this situation, our legal team can help you secure funds to cover your:
- Ambulance ride and emergency medical care
- Time in hospital
- Tests and procedures
- Medications and rehabilitation
We can review all the expenses associated with your recovery, identify those that apply and are entitled to reimbursement and include them as part of your claim or lawsuit in Manhattan.
Lost Wages at Work
Many people cannot immediately return to work after a slip and fall injury. In this situation, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your lost earnings, past and future and your lost earning potential if this accident renders you totally or partially disabled from work.
Note that a slip and fall accident attorney in Manhattan, NY, can also help if you fall on the job. In this situation, we can help you file a workers’ compensation claim to secure funds to cover your losses and identify potential third parties who may also be responsible for your accident.
Pain and Suffering
We also focus on helping you get damages to address the pain, suffering, and mental anguish you experienced due to a fall in Manhattan. Generally, it’s these non-economic damages that are the most valuable as it’s the loss of enjoyment of one’s life and the pain and suffering that they go through that causes the greatest loss. We assess these non-economic losses to help with your case.
How Much Compensation do You Get After a Manhattan Fall Injury?
The compensation you receive following a fall accident can vary based on the severity of your injuries. Our team at The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C., assesses the liability of the case, how it happened and your specific losses when we take on your claim. We work aggressively to ensure you receive #MOOREJUSTICE for your injuries and damages and it’s our goal to recover for every item of damages that you are entitled to and get you full and fair compensation for your losses.
How do Lawyers Investigate Manhattan Slip and Fall Accidents?
A Manhattan slip and fall accident lawyer can use various strategies to handle your legal investigation. Our team adjusts our investigative process to meet your needs and also to meet the factors of each case. We may:
- Interview witnesses and obtain statements from those who saw you fall in Manhattan
- Assign an investigator to inspect the area, speak to locals, identify witnesses and also do a site inspection
- Use google map images from before the accident to see if the defect existed for some time
- Acquire a copy of your fall accident report
- Search 311 and the Department of Buildings for any complaints and violations
- Identify and request surveillance footage of the accident
- Work with experts on slip and fall accidents
We use our investigation resources and their results to bolster your claim’s strength. Using the evidence we obtain, we may negotiate with the Defendants’ lawyers to settle your claim or file a lawsuit in order to get you #MOOREJUSTICE.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on a Slip and Fall in Manhattan, NY?
Many people wonder how long they have to move forward with a legal claim after falling in Manhattan. The professionals recommend reporting your injury and beginning the legal process as soon as possible and the best way to do that is to contact a Manhattan slip and fall attorney as soon as practical after an accident, ideally after you received medical attention for your injuries. Waiting can make it more challenging for lawyers to collect evidence and build your case, so take proactive steps to get started immediately.
New York Civil Practice Law & Rules section 214 gives you three years to bring an action if the matter involves a private Defendant. If the matter involves a municipal defendant like the City of New York or NYCHA for example, you have one year and ninety days to bring a lawsuit and in between that you MUST file a Notice of Claim with that municipal entity within ninety (90), yes 90 days of your accident..
We are ready to discuss your case immediately after you slip on ice, snow, a spill, or another hazard while on someone else’s property.
Reach Out to Us for Help After a Fall Injury in Manhattan
A Manhattan slip and fall accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore can assist with your case. We assure that if we take your case on, we will take the steps necessary to identify the party or the parties liable for your accident and to review all your losses.
Allow us to aggressively represent you starting today. Call us or complete our online contact form to begin.