You have legal options if you sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident in New York. Depending on your situation, you could seek financial compensation from the individual or the entity who caused your injuries.
A New York City slip and fall accident lawyer can walk you through the steps for filing a claim and or a lawsuit. Find out more about your chances of getting damages by contacting our team at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore.
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Can You Secure Compensation After a Slip and Fall Accident?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 20% of falls result in serious injuries. In fact, falls result in about 800,000 hospitalizations every year, leading to expensive medical bills. You can slip on ice, spills, or other dangerous hazards that just shouldn’t be there. Generally if someone slips and falls, it’s because of slipping on something wet that’s present on a floor, stairs, sidewalk or a hallway and falling on any of those surfaces can result in serious injury depending how you fall and depending what part of the body you fall upon. That’s why slip and fall accidents can cause serious, permanent injuries and can cause serious pain and suffering and require extensive medical treatment which brings it own problems with medical bills.
If you’re facing high healthcare expenses after a fall accident, you may have a chance to seek damages to cover those expenses and potentially the harms and losses that you or a loved one have sustained. In general, you can pursue compensation if someone else caused your accident through negligence.
Slip and fall accident lawyers in New York establish negligence in these cases by showing that:
- Someone owed you a duty of care – they had a responsibility toward you
- They failed to uphold that duty of care or responsibility and
- Their actions directly led to your accident
Legally what we as accident lawyers generally have to show is
- You were lawfully allowed to be in the area where your accident occurred,
- The accident occurred because of a dangerous condition like a wet floor, spill, leak etc
- That at least one of the four below apply to the person or entity responsible for that area, that they were;
- aware of the condition
- Should have been aware of the condition as it existed long enough
- Caused and created the condition
- Condition was one that would reoccur frequently
For example, store owners in New York have a duty to remove hazards from their property. A store owner who knows about a spill in an aisle and does not clean it up has violated their duty of care. If you slip on the spill, fall, and hurt yourself, the property owner may be liable for your accident, resulting injuries and may have to cover your harms and losses.
What Damages Can You Receive After a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?
A New York City slip and fall accident lawyer can assess your claim to determine the damages that you may be entitled to. Depending upon your injuries that you sustained as a result of your fall, you may qualify to receive damages for your:
- Emergency medical care and hospitalization
- Medical tests and procedures
- Rehabilitation and medications
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Time off at work, lost earnings, future loss of earnings and lost earning potential
- Future medical care and aid
Our team can track your losses, working to bring you what we call MOOREJUSTICE and fight for the compensation and funds to cover the expenses associated with your accident.
How Much Compensation do You Get After a Slip and Fall Injury?
The total compensation for your slip and fall accident in New York can vary based on a number of factors
- The severity of your injuries,
- The pain and suffering you went through and continue to go through
- The permanency of your injuries
- Future medical care and costs
- If you were employed, how much time and money you lost out on
- Future loss of earnings
- Future loss of earning potential
Your New York City slip and fall accident attorney can review the specifics of your case and all the factors that will apply to proving your case as well as proving the economic and non-economic damages that you have sustained.
How Can Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers in NYC Help You?
A New York City slip and fall accident lawyer can assist with all your legal needs. Our team takes steps to:
Investigate Liability for Your Slip and Fall Accident
The team at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore personally investigates the cases we take on in New York City. We work to identify the party or parties responsible for your accident by doing comprehensive deed searches, searching available databases, summoning investigators to the scene and to meet with witnesses, speaking with witnesses ourselves, reviewing accident reports and working with slip and fall experts in some cases.
Handle Legal Communications on Your Behalf
Insurance agents may try to reach out to you immediately after an NYC slip and fall accident. In many cases, these representatives try to get you to accept a subpar settlement, or they may try to get you to take responsibility for the accident.
Fortunately, you do not have to deal with them alone. Instead, you can turn to your own representative, a slip-and-fall accident lawyer in NYC for help. We’ll take over all communication with insurance agents so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Discuss Options to Resolve Your Slip and Fall Claim
A slip and fall accident attorney serving NYC can discuss options to resolve your case. We often negotiate aggressively with insurance agents to bring a settlement offer to our clients whether that occurs while the matter is in claims or in the midst of litigation. Where your claim requires it, we will file a lawsuit if the situation calls for it and take the case all the way to trial before a jury if need be. MOOREJUSTICE knows no bounds or barriers.
How Long After an Injury Can You Sue in New York City?
New York City has a statute of limitations ‘SOL’ for personal injury claims. Generally, you have three years to move forward with a legal claim after your accident so long as the claim doesn’t involve a municipal entity or the State of New York. If it does involve a municipal entity for example the statute is only 1 year and 90 days and requires the filing of a notice of claim within 90 days of the accident.
After this SOL period expires, it extinguishes your chances of bringing a claim, filing suit and potentially securing compensation for your losses.
Fortunately, you can start working with an NYC slip and fall accident lawyer immediately. Our team can walk you through the steps to take after an injury, advising what to do and what not to do and providing you with personalized legal guidance.
What do Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in NYC Charge?
Upfront – Nothing
During the case – Nothing
We take on personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you only pay legal fees once we resolve your case. NO WIN NO FEE. Our fee is a standard ⅓ legal fee in addition to whatever expenses we outlay on your behalf. We pay all of the expenses up front ourselves for your case, never asking you for anything. If for some reason the case isn’t successful, you owe us nothing but we take on cases that we believe we can win and if we do it’s the ⅓ legal fee and the expenses that we paid out on your behalf.
You can learn more about this process with a risk-free consultation.
Call Us After a Slip and Fall Accident in NYC
You can start working with a New York City slip-and-fall accident lawyer if you want legal help. Our team at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore stands ready to represent you aggressively while handling all aspects of your case.
Start working on your legal case by calling us or completing our online contact form.