A slip or trip and fall can lead to severe injuries, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a fall, seek out a slip and fall accident lawyer serving Long Beach from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. You may be able to collect compensation for your lost income, medical bills, and other damages.
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Damages in a Slip and Fall Injury Claim
A fall can lead to painful, debilitating injuries. If you or your loved one was hurt in a slip and fall or trip and fall, you may be curious about your legal rights. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover damages for the financial costs incurred by a fall-related injury.
You may collect compensation for:
- Past, present, and future medical bills, including expenses related to emergency room care, doctor’s visits, hospital care, surgery, laboratory and diagnostic tests, medication, medical devices such as crutches or a wheelchair, and rehabilitative care
- Past and future lost income from the time you spend off work in recovery
- Any damage to your future earning capacity due to your injuries
- Out-of-pocket expenses relating to the injury
- Replacement services necessitated by your injury, such as childcare
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Diminished quality of life
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How Our Team Can Help You During Your Claim
The team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. understands that the last thing someone wants to deal with while recovering from an injury is a complicated legal action. We are prepared to handle an injury claim on your behalf so that you can focus on resting and healing from your injuries.
To win a slip and fall injury claim, we must prove that:
- An unsafe condition existed on the property.
- You had a legal right to be on the property at the time of the accident.
- Your injuries occurred because the property owner failed to maintain the premises.
- You suffered damages or financial losses because of your injury.
When we represent you, our team will ensure that you are fully informed of your rights and legal options during your case. We will work hard to pursue the compensation you deserve. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at
Proving Property Owner Negligence for a Fall
Often, proving that a property owner’s negligence led to a client’s injury is the largest obstacle to recovering compensation. A slip or trip and fall accident lawyer serving Long Beach from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and gather evidence of that party’s negligence.
The party liable for your fall may be a residential property owner, landlord, commercial property owner or manager, or another party. The liable party may also be a government entity, such as a city or postal service. For example, a municipality may be liable for a fall injury caused by a broken sidewalk if failure to repair the sidewalk caused the injury.
Our team may use many sources of evidence when pursuing compensation for a slip and fall, including:
- Photographs of the unsafe condition
- Surveillance videos of the incident
- Incident reports
- Insurance records
- Maintenance records
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Expert testimony from medical professionals and other experts
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Important Time Limitations for Injury Claims in New York
If you are interested in filing a claim and pursuing compensation after a slip and fall injury, there are important time restrictions you should know about. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214, the personal injury statute of limitations is generally three years. However, there are many situations in which the statute of limitations is much shorter.
Fall Injuries Caused by Unsafe Conditions
Slipping and falling or tripping and falling can cause major bodily harm in just a few seconds. A fall injury may occur on a residential property, commercial property, or public property. When a property owner’s negligence leads to a person’s injury, the property owner may be liable for damages. Additionally, a different person or entity responsible for maintaining the property may also be liable.
Often, slip and fall or trip and fall injuries are caused by a negligent property owner’s failure to maintain the premises. Negligent property maintenance may involve:
- Steps and stairs that are not adequately marked
- Icy or snowy walkways
- Spilled liquids
- Unsecured cords and cables
- Poor lighting
- Loose carpeting or rugs
- Cracked tiles
- Broken stairs
- Missing handrails
- Potholes or uneven pavement
- Broken sidewalks
- Clutter and debris in walkways
- Safety or building code violations
The individual or business that is in control of a property has a legal obligation to keep the premises reasonably safe. Of course, understanding what counts as “reasonably safe” is not always easy.
Typically, a property owner is liable for injuries caused by an unsafe condition on their property if the injury was foreseeable. For example, if an extension cord runs across a store aisle, the property owner should know that the cord presents a trip and fall hazard to customers shopping at the store. If they allow the dangerous condition to exist and they fail to prevent injuries, they may be liable for damages.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. for a Free Consultation
A slip and fall or trip and fall accident lawyer serving Long Beach from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you understand your rights after a fall and pursue compensation for your damages. Call our office at