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It could be a wet supermarket floor, an unpaved icy sidewalk, or a broken stairway in an apartment complex that the landlord neglected to repair. All of these are dangerous conditions that can lead to a slip and fall in the Bronx.
Slip and fall accidents can be particularly painful, resulting in medical bills, trauma, lost wages due to time off work, and more. Fortunately, victims of slip and falls who want justice don’t have to take on property owners or the insurance companies alone. If you were the victim of a slip and fall, the experienced premises liability attorneys of Hurt511’s Bronx office are ready to fight on your behalf for the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.
When your medical bills and income hang in the balance, call 1.800.HURT.511. A Bronx slip and fall attorney will help you review your legal options and determine the best path forward for you and your family.
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A slip and fall can happen on any property or location where a property manager or owner fails to do regular upkeep and maintenance. However, the most common causes and locations include:
Make no mistake: all these scenarios can lead to severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury, broken bones, dislocations and fractures, spinal cord injuries, concussions, and more.
Premises liability cases also include instances in which a property owner or manager failed to provide reasonable security and safety measures for visitors. For example, if you were the victim of a criminal assault in a parking lot that did not have adequate lighting or security, you may be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the property owner of that parking lot.
Call 1.800.HURT.511 to learn what your legal options are for a premises liability suit.
Damages—or the money you could recover in your lawsuit—for slip and fall cases fall into two categories:
Economic: These damages compensate for a slip and fall victim to the monetary cost of their accident. These damages include past or future medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning potential, and more.
Non-Economic: These damages compensate the victim for less financially tangible, but equally as important losses after the accident. These could include any mental anguish, emotional distress, trauma, disfigurement, or loss of life’s enjoyments that resulted from the slip and fall accident.
However, it is important to remember that each slip and fall case is different. The unique details of your case will ultimately determine the damages you could recover. To learn what your case could be worth, call 1.800.HURT.511 for a free case evaluation with a Bronx slip and fall attorney.
Whether you were hurt in a parking lot or in a supermarket, there are a few steps you should take after your slip and fall to maximize your chances of a successful claim.
After your slip and fall, the most important thing to do is seek immediate medical care for your injuries. If possible, take photos of the scene of your accident. If you slipped on a wet floor that wasn’t marked by a wet floor sign, for example, take photos or videos of the puddle. If any witnesses saw your accident, collect their contact information. Be sure to also take photos of any visible injuries and make copies of all medical records that describe your injury.
All of this evidence could be crucial in helping your slip and fall attorney prove fault on the part of the property owner—and recovering the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
For slip and fall cases and premises liability suits in New York State, the time limit you have to seek a lawsuit is three years from the date of your accident. While this may seem like plenty of time to file a suit, you shouldn’t hesitate to pursue legal action immediately after your slip and fall.
That’s because the longer you wait to reach out to a lawyer, the more likely it is that important evidence, such as photographic or video evidence of wet floors, uneven flooring, or defective staircases or elevators, will be lost. This evidence can be essential for proving fault and negligence on the part of a property or business owner.
After you call 911, call 1.800.HURT.511 to improve your chances of recovering a successful verdict and the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.
In just four simple steps, Hurt511 can help with your case:
1. Fill out this form or call 1.800.HURT.511.
2. Take 30 seconds to answer a few questions to see what your case is worth.
3. Connect with attorneys in your area who will fight for you—always on a contingency-fee basis.
4. Receive your settlement.
Your immigrant status should not be an obstacle between you and high-quality legal representation. You have the right to legal representation from an attorney who understands how serious and painful a slip and fall accident can be. Dial 1-800-HURT-511 and you will be connected to a Bronx slip and fall lawyer who will guide you through your legal options.
1.800.HURT.511 has a proven track record of success recovering large settlements on behalf of our slip and fall clients in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey. Call 1.800.HURT.511 for a free case evaluation today.