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Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Long Island в Long Island, Нью-Йорк

Long Island Офис

100 Herricks Road,
Mineola NY 11501

100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 500
Garden City NY 11530

Long Island has a lot to offer in terms of business, travel, and leisure. People visit offices, parks, cafes, and theaters on an everyday basis. With many new places coming up, construction or redevelopment sites are a regular sighting in the city. However, not all sites take the required safety measurements and precautions on their property leasing for slip, trip, or fall accidents.

Slips and falls not only cause injuries but are the chief reason for lost days from work. A Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report shows that each year a couple of million slip and fall injuries happen due to floors and their related causes. No industry is immune to slip and fall accidents, with injuries occurring almost in all sectors. However, life-threatening injuries can happen in the construction, mining, and manufacturing industry.

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Who can be held responsible for my slip or fall injury?

A property owner, proprietor, or tenant is expected to maintain safe conditions on their property to avoid injuring or hurting visitors. Premises liability is a legal concept maintaining the responsibility in a slip, trip, and fall accidents. The owners or tenants can be accused of negligence for not maintaining the property. Additionally, property owners are expected to have insurance to cover anyone injured on their property. If ever injured, you can file a personal injury claim for injuries related to slip and fall. Connect with our slip and fall accidents lawyer in Long Island to explore your options.

What are the major reasons for slip and fall injuries?

Slip and fall can happen anywhere, anytime. It is not restricted to a place or industry. However, there are certain situations where injuries occur more. Below are a few primary reasons for injuries.

  • Wet floors – To warn visitors, a wet floor sign should be put up on wet surfaces.
  • Snow or Ice – The surface is expected to be clear of snow to avoid injuries. Not clearing the surface can fall under negligence by the property owner or tenant. 
  • Poorly lit Sidewalks – This can be a significant issue for people aged 65 or above. Reduced vision, along with poorly lit sidewalks, can significantly diminish their visibility. According to the CDC, about 1.8 million older people had emergency treatment due to a fall.
  • Loose, Broken, or Uneven Sidewalks – Another reason the fall can be fatal for the elderly. For the elderly aged between 65 and 84 years, falls are the second top reason for injury-related deaths; for people aged 85 years and above, falls are the main reason for injury-related death.
  • Damaged staircases – Either the damaged staircase should be maintained or closed for use as a fall from the stairs can be severe.
What are the places with frequent slip and fall injuries?

Any place without safe conditions can be a potential slip and fall injury place. However, a few businesses are expected to witness more injuries due to the nature of work or open to the weather, like, 

  • Construction Sites — With all the construction materials, stones, ladders, and scaffolding without proper safety, construction sites are dangerous.
  • Sidewalks with snow — Not removing snow can fall under negligence
  • Workplace Accidents – A few reasons are slippery floors due to grease, damaged flooring, or improperly placed materials
Can I get a claim against the State or Federal government for slip and fall injury?

An injury case can be filed against a government entity. However, doing so is not straightforward, whether at the federal, state, or local levels. There are strict procedures with timelines to be followed. It usually starts with sending a notice with your name and address and precise details of the accident. It is vital to identify under which government body the property is where the accident has happened. Sending notice to the incorrect government entity will cost you time and money.

How Does 1-800-HURT-511 Work?

Slip and fall cases are seldomly straightforward. It involves proving negligence on part of the owner or the tenant. Accusations and counter accusations are expected in such cases. Without evidence getting compensation for these injuries can be very challenging. 

We at 1-800-HURT-511, can simplify the legal procedure and we do not take any fees until we win the settlement for you. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis and ask for payment only if you receive your compensation. In just a few steps, 1-800-HURT-511 you can connect with us for your case:

  • Call 1.800.HURT.511 or alternatively fill out the form on our website.
  • Talk to our team to understand whether your case needs a lawyer.
  • If required, connect with an attorney to proceed with your case.
  • Attorney will investigate, gather evidence, follow up with your doctors and prepare your case.
  • Receive your settlement and pay on contingency basis.

At 1-800-HURT-511, we are available 24×7. Fill out the free case evaluation form today to get started. Let us handle everything for you after your accident.

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