If you fell and suffered injuries on someone else’s property in Hicksville, you may be able to hold responsible the property owner who failed to prevent your fall. You can speak with a member of the team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today for free. We can review your case and may be able to help you gather evidence and pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, and other expenses including ambulance ride, medical care, and lost earnings.
A slip and fall lawyer serving Hicksville from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to take on your case with no upfront cost to you if we believe you were a victim of the property owner’s negligence. We will only receive attorney’s fees if and when we reach a settlement or favorable verdict in your case. Call (631) 451-7900 today to learn more.
Slip and Falls May Be Caused by Negligence
Falls are a common way that injuries occur, and emergency departments see numerous fall injuries every day. While some falls are truly accidental, many occur because of a slippery floor, tripping hazard in the walkway, a problem with stairs or railings, or poor lighting.
According to the New York State Bar Association, Basso v. Miller, 40 N.Y.2d 233 (1976) set a precedent that, under case law, property owners have a responsibility to those who visit their property to keep them safe from foreseen and unreasonable dangers.
This precedent may allow us to build a case and pursue compensation for our clients who suffered fall injuries in many cases. This includes:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Stairway falls
- Parking lot falls
- Falls from a height
Falls that occur in many places may be covered by New York premises liability law. This includes:
- Private homes or other private property
- Stores, restaurants, and other businesses
- Municipal property or other government property
If you were injured in a fall in Hicksville, you may have a case for compensation. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you hold the property owner or those who occupy the property accountable. Call (631) 451-7900 today for a free case review with a member of our team.
How an Attorney Can Help
A slip or trip and fall lawyer in Hicksville from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to build a case against a negligent property owner and pursue justice on your behalf. Most individuals and businesses have insurance policies to cover injuries that they are liable for, such as a homeowner’s insurance policy or a business liability policy. We may be able to secure a fair settlement through an insurance claim without the need of going to trial.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to identify the hazard that led to your fall, build a case to show that the property owner or occupier knew about it or should have known about it, and document your related damages. This can help us understand the fair value for your case and may also allow us to demonstrate to the insurer their policyholder is liable.
If the insurance carrier refuses a fair settlement, our personal injury attorneys can take your case to trial.
Recoverable Damages in a Slip and Fall Case
Whether we reach a settlement in your case or go to trial, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can pursue an award that compensates you for the damages you sustained as a result of your fall.
Some of the types of damages fall injury victims may be able to recover include:
- Medical bills and related care costs, including current and future expenses
- Lost wages, benefits, and reduced ability to earn
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
We also handle wrongful death cases and pursue these damages for our clients. If your family lost a loved one as a result of a fall in Hicksville or elsewhere on Long Island, reach out to us for your free consultation.
Deadlines for Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit in New York
Fall injury victims generally have three years to file the paperwork and get a personal injury lawsuit underway based on New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. However, there are exceptions to this statute of limitations, and you may have less time than you realize. For example, you may need to take action much faster—in as little as a few months—if your fall occurred on government property and need to sue a municipality or government agency. Additionally, wrongful death actions must be brought more quickly.
There are also situations that may extend how long you have to file a lawsuit, but these are not common. Reach out to our team quickly after your fall and we can discuss your case and determine your deadlines.
Talk with a Member of Our Team for Free Today
A slip or trip and fall lawyer in Hicksville from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to pursue damages for you based on the facts of your fall. A member of our team can review your case for free and can even assist you in Spanish.
If we believe you have a case for compensation, we can offer to represent you at no upfront cost. Our attorney’s fees are contingent on our ability to recover compensation in your case.
You can speak with a member of the slip and fall team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today by calling (631) 451-7900. We want to discuss your fall and the resulting injuries with you to determine if we can help you hold the property owner or occupier responsible.