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Whether you’re out doing chores or visiting a restaurant, you have a reasonable expectation that the sidewalks, stairs, and pedestrian areas you walk on are kept free of tripping hazards and debris. Unfortunately, there are times when you are at risk of slipping and falling due to the negligence of property managers who fail to maintain their premises.
Slip and fall accidents can be very dangerous and they can occur anywhere: at the supermarket, in the office, or in an apartment complex. What all slip and fall accidents have in common is failure on the part of the property owner or landlord to safely maintain their property.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to dangerous or negligent conditions on or around a property, an attorney can help. You may be eligible to file a premises liability suit to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Your injuries are the fault of someone else’s negligence, and you should not be obligated to shoulder the financial burden as a result of their carelessness. Contact us now to be connected with a personal injury attorney in New York City who can help you recover the compensation you deserve and hold property owners accountable for their negligence.
We will help you find the right legal team for your case, and give you the peace of mind you need so you can focus on your health and recovery.
Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
Most slip and fall accidents are caused by unsafe surface conditions. These conditions can include:
- Wet floors
- Icy sidewalks
- Uneven surfaces, such as concrete or carpeting
- Spilled liquids
Although a slip and fall can happen anywhere, some common places where a slip and fall may occur include:
- Stores and restaurants
- Theaters and movies
- Swimming pools
- Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
These are only a few examples of how a person can be injured in a slip and fall accident. To learn if you have a valid slip and fall claim, contact us today for a free case evaluation today.
A rear-end collision is an accident that happens when one car strikes the back of the car in front of them. In some instances, a series of rear-end collisions can happen in a row and cause a multiple car pileup. Although many factors can contribute to rear-end crashes, most involve speeding, distracted driving, or slick road conditions. A rear-end collision can put you at risk of some serious injuries.
A rollover accident is when a car tips over, and either lands on its roof or continues to roll. Depending on the speed, the slope of the surface, and a variety of other things, the car may continue to roll before coming to a stop after turning over multiple times. Regardless of how many times the vehicle rolls during the accident, these types of crashes can cause serious harm to everyone inside the car, and possible death.
A head-on collision between passenger vehicles is when two vehicles are traveling towards each other and hit head-on. They are one of the most dangerous types of car accidents and are often fatal. Some of the most common causes of these types of accidents are drunk driving, distracted driving, or fatigued driving. In other situations, these accidents are caused by someone getting onto the wrong side of a highway, or going the wrong way down a one-way street.
Hit and Run Accidents:
A hit and run accident takes place when a car or truck hits another vehicle, a motorcycle, a bicycle rider, a pedestrian, or even property, and then leaves the scene of the accident without following the proper steps, such as exchanging insurance information and waiting for police to arrive and fill out a report. When a driver leaves the scene of an accident without following these steps, it is a crime.
A left-turn accident happens when a vehicle is at an intersection—either three or four ways—takes a left turn into oncoming traffic, and is struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Slip and Fall Accident Q&A
How serious are slip and fall accidents?
Slip and falls accidents can cause serious injury and even death. These types of accidents are among the leading causes of injury across all age groups. As you can imagine, there are some alarming facts and statistics related to slip and falls:
- More than one million people go to the emergency room each year for slip and fall accidents. Over the course of a year, that comes out to 2,000 hospitalizations a day.
- Half of all accidental deaths in the home are caused by a fall. Even though slip and fall accidents are often the most serious for older adults, they’re a leading cause of injury for all age groups.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average hospital cost after a slip and fall is over $30,000.
- Roughly one out of three adults over the age of 65 will fall each year. Moreover, close to 60% of nursing home residents fall every year.
- Falls are the leading cause of brain injury. A brain injury can have lasting effects on everyone close to or associated with a victim.
- Slips and falls are the main cause of worker’s compensation claims and are the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 years and older.
Are certain occupations at a greater risk of a slip and fall accident?
Anyone can be injured in a slip and fall accident. However, certain careers put workers at higher risk of slip and fall accidents. These occupations include workers in the construction industry, housekeepers and other custodial staff, as well as chefs and other kitchen staff and factory workers. When a business or property owner fails to maintain their property or to warn visitors of potential dangers, they can be held liable when a person is injured as a result of their negligence.
What kind of damages could I seek from a slip and fall accident?
1800-HURT-511’s network of car accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you never pay any upfront fees for legal representation. You only pay a fee if your attorney successfully recovers compensation on your behalf. Contact us to learn more about our attorney fee structure for successful car accident cases.
What should I do if I was hurt in a car accident?
There are two types of damages you can seek in a slip and fall suit are:
- Economic damages, which are a portion of a claim or lawsuit that seeks compensation for issues such as medical bills, surgery costs, and any associated expenses related to your injuries and treatment. In addition to the medical costs, these damages include your lost wages from missed work, as well as any possible long-term disability or decreased earning capacity. Finally, these damages will include any additional expenses related to the injury that we are able to identify, even including services that you had to pay for that you would normally do yourself.
- Non-economic damages, which are more complicated to calculate than economic damages in a personal injury case, but no less important. These types of damages include issues like the actual pain and suffering that you experience after these types of injuries, as well as the possibility of depression due to your lack of mobility, or fear of traveling in the city after being injured in this manner.
There are a variety of methods that an experienced slip and fall lawyer in NYC will employ in order to determine the true cost of these damages, but one common method is by using a multiplier. This multiplier is a number along a scale that is intended to indicate the severity of the economic damages in a way that is fair and understandable. Once this number has been chosen, it is applied to the economic damages in order to apply measurable amounts to these abstract damages.
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