Slip and Fall Accident
Attorneys in Queens

Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Queens, NY

Queens Office

163-07 Depot Road, Suite 101
Flushing NY 11358

104-70 Queens Blvd., #501
Forest Hills NY 11375

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It is impossible to run out of things to do in Queens: there are countless world-class restaurants, parks, museums, malls, and markets that draw millions of visitors a year. Unfortunately, not every property owner or manager is interested in maintaining the safety of their property, putting visitors at risk.

It could be a spilled drink all over the floor at a restaurant, uneven carpeting in a building, or a mall parking lot that has inadequate safety lighting and security that causes your slip, trip, or fall.

All of these scenarios—which could be prevented by regular maintenance and upkeep—can cause serious and life-altering injuries. And if you were injured in a slip and fall while visiting a restaurant, store, or property in Queens, you have the right to hold the negligent party accountable for their careless actions.

The slip and fall/premises liability lawyers of Hurt511’s Queens office are ready to help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Call 1.800.HURT.511 or fill out a quick and free case evaluation form to learn what your slip and fall case could be worth.

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How Common are Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents are far more common than you might think. Slips and falls account result in over 1 million visits to the emergency room a year, according to the National Floor Safety Institute.

These occur for a number of reasons. Damaged, improperly installed, or poorly maintained flooring contributes to more than 2 million falls each year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Unsafe work conditions can also lead to slip and falls, and in fact, slip and falls are a top contributor to workers’ compensation claims.

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen Most Often?

A slip and fall can happen anywhere there is an unsafe floor condition that puts visitors at risk. However, there are certain locations where slip and falls tend to happen more than others, including:

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Grocery Stores and supermarkets
  • Shopping malls
  • Staircases
  • Parking lots
  • Office buildings
  • Gyms, public pools, and recreation centers
  • Residential home sidewalks and driveways

What Type of Injuries Can Occur After a Slip and Fall Accident?

A fall doesn’t have to be from a great height to be dangerous. Anytime a person slips, trips, or falls, even at ground level, they’re at risk of injury. Some of the most common injuries that occur from slip and fall incidents in Queens are:

  • Broken bones, fractures, and dislocations
  • Sprains and muscle strains
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Soft tissue/internal injury

What Are Other Examples of Premises Liability Cases?

Slip and falls are just one type of premises liability case. Premises liability cases occur whenever a person is injured on another person’s property because the property owner did not make a reasonable effort to make their property safe for visitors.

Some examples of conditions that could lead to a premises liability lawsuit in Queens include:

  • Lack of security staff on a property
  • Lack of security cameras on a property
  • Insufficient lighting in a property, such as a parking lot
  • Failure to secure a property with gates, fences, and locks

Dangerous items or conditions on a property that could attract children at play

What Could My Slip and Fall Case Be Worth?

Every slip and fall case is different, and you will need to consult with a slip and fall attorney familiar with the unique details of your case to learn what your specific case could be worth. However, you could recover some of the following damages for your slip and fall if your case prevails in court:

Damages for financial losses due to your accident, also known as economic damages:

  • Bills for past and future medical treatment, including surgery, therapy, etc.
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to earn a living
  • Vocational rehabilitation if you must switch jobs due to the accident

Damages for losses that are not financial in nature due to your accident, also known as non-economic damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Anguish and trauma
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of life’s enjoyments

Disfigurement, either temporary or permanent

What Should I Do If I Was Injured in a Slip and Fall?

There are a few steps you should take after a slip and fall accident in Queens to protect your health and maximize your chance for a successful outcome if you pursue a slip and fall suit.

First of all, be sure to call 911 and seek immediate medical attention after your slip and fall, even if you don’t think you are hurt. Some injuries take time to develop symptoms and can be dangerous if not treated promptly.

If possible, collect the contact information of anyone who witnessed your slip, trip, or fall. Take photos and videos of the dangerous condition that led to your accident and, if they’re visible, any injuries you sustained due to the fall. Be sure to make copies of all important medical documents that relate to your injury, as well.

Lastly, call 1.800.HURT.511 to speak with an experienced slip and fall attorney in Queens who can help guide you and your family through every step of the legal process. All of this evidence you’ve gathered will help your attorney prove negligence on the part of the property owner.

How Does Hurt511 Work?

Hurt511 works in few simple steps:

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.

You Have a Right to Legal Representation

You have a protected right to legal representation from a dedicated slip and fall attorney, no matter your immigration status. Call 1.800.HURT.511 to speak with a Queens slip and fall lawyer who will guide you through your legal options.

1.800.HURT.511 has a successful track record of recovering large settlements on behalf of slip and fall victims in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey. Call 1.800.HURT.511 for a free case evaluation today.