A slip and fall accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving East Hampton can help pursue a payout for you if you were hurt in a fall on Long Island. When a person falls because of a slip or trip hazard in a store, restaurant, private home, or another location, the property owner or lessor may be legally responsible for their injuries and care.
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our team is here to help fall injury victims understand their rights, assign liability, build cases, and seek compensation for their fall-related expenses and losses. You can reach a team member now to discuss your case during a free consultation. Call (631) 451-7900 to contact our office serving Suffolk County.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer serving East Hampton, call 631-203-1691
Our Team Navigates Our Clients’ Claims on Their Behalf
A slip and fall accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving East Hampton represents fall injury victims in Suffolk County. We also serve other areas of Long Island.
In New York State, property owners have a duty to ensure invited guests, customers, and other visitors do not face unreasonable risks. This includes removing any hazards or alerting them to potential problems.
If we can show that the landowner or another responsible party failed to remove or repair a hazard that put you at unreasonable risk for a fall, we can pursue an insurance claim based on their liability coverage or take the case to trial to seek compensation on your behalf.
In some cases, fall injuries are severe and could lead to death. If your loved one died because of a fall, EPTL § 5-4.1 allows family members to benefit from wrongful death damages. We represent clients in wrongful death cases and can help you navigate this process if you faced this type of tragedy.
We can help you understand your rights and represent you during the claims process. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900 to learn how.
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Damages Recoverable in a Slip and Fall Injury Claim in East Hampton, NY
The damages available through an insurance claim or premises liability civil lawsuit depend on the injuries and costs you experienced due to the fall.
As a part of handling your case, our team will:
- Identify your damages
- Gather evidence of their value
- Put a fair settlement price on your case
While the decision to accept or reject a settlement offer is up to you, we will ensure you know how much your case is worth so that you only agree to a settlement that is fair.
We know the common expenses and losses fall injury victims experience and how to gather the documents to prove them. We will likely ask you for copies of your:
- Medical bills
- Medical records
- Pay stubs
- Benefits records
We may also call in medical experts, economists, and others to value your future expenses and intangible losses.
We will seek a payout that includes your medical costs, care and support, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Statute of Limitations and Other Deadlines Apply in Fall Injury Cases
Generally, the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in New York State is three years under CPLR § 214. This sets the deadline for filing a lawsuit and holding the landowner responsible. This is an important date to keep in mind.
It also pays to know that there are exceptions to this rule, and they could apply in your case. For example, imagine you fell in a municipal building. Different rules apply to suing a municipality, so you might only have a few months to notify them of your intent to file a case.
Your Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. attorney can determine any and all deadlines that apply to your case if we represent you.
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Understanding the Common Hazards that Cause Fall Injuries
If you slipped or tripped and fell in East Hampton, you are not alone.
Many types of hazards can cause falls, and almost all of them are preventable. In cases when the hazard cannot be removed, such as a step-up, the landowner can clearly mark it with signage or reflective tape.
Some common fall hazards include:
- Spills, leaks, and tracked water
- Rolled rugs and carpets
- Poor cleaning or waxing technique
- Slippery surfaces
- Lack of handrails, banisters, or railings
- Broken handrails or railings
- Items in the walkway
- Holes in the flooring or pavement
- Cracked sidewalks
- Uneven flooring
- Uneven or unmarked steps
If the landowner knew about the hazard that caused your fall, if an employee knew about it, or if they should have reasonably been aware, they may be responsible for your damages related to your injuries. Most businesses have liability insurance policies to cover these costs, and homeowner insurance usually covers personal injuries that occur in falls.
To learn how Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you seek a settlement based on one of these policies, call us about your fall in East Hampton today at (631) 451-7900.
Get Your Complimentary Consultation Today
A slip and fall accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving East Hampton can help you pursue a payout for your injuries through an insurance settlement or trial award. We offer free case assessments that only require you to speak with a team member about your fall and injuries. There is no obligation and no fees associated with these consultations.
We can also talk with you in Spanish if you prefer.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900. Team members serving Suffolk County are standing by to speak with you about your case.