Slip, trip, and fall accidents may sound innocuous enough, but when you suffer an injury in a fall because someone was negligent, you may feel frustrated and overwhelmed. Slip, trip, and fall accidents can happen anywhere and can have serious consequences.
From shattered kneecaps to broken hips, a fall can be devastating and can even lead to death. A slip and fall lawyer at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. will understand the seriousness of slip, trip, and fall injuries. Our team is here to help injured Nassau County injury victims.
For a free legal consultation with a slip, fall, and trip accidents lawyer serving Nassau County, call 516-451-7900
Who Could Be Liable for My Injuries?
While most slip, trip, and fall incidents are truly unintentional accidents, stores, public spaces, and private property owners are responsible for providing a reasonable degree of safety for visitors.
A Nassau County store owner (or another responsible party) could have been aware of a hazard and failed to take reasonable measures to correct the problem. This party could be found responsible for a victim’s injuries. Proving negligence is the number one priority in a slip, trip, and fall case.
You could also file a claim against a municipality. If you fell on a public sidewalk due to a pothole, the proper authority that failed to fix the hazard could be negligent.
How You Could Have Suffered a Slip, Trip, and Fall Injury
The following could qualify as negligence:
- Failure to put a wet floor sign out after mopping
- Leaving a paint can in the center of an aisle
- Not attending to broken railings
- Not taping down wires in walkways
- Loose carpeting or rugs that lack a non-slip mat
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Slip and Fall Injuries that Could Entitle You to Damages
You should seek medical attention after an accident. This is because you might not originally recognize the injury. Also, you can collect evidence that supports your compensation case.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries can be anything from a wrist sprain to a torn ligament. They are often not outwardly visible, so some people do not initially realize what is wrong.
People who suffer a head injury of any kind should take it seriously. Even seemingly minor head injuries can lead to serious problems. Many slip and falls cause concussions, which could resolve quickly or result in long-term problems. Other head injuries can also be much more severe.
Cuts and Abrasions
Cuts and abrasions are one of the least serious injuries that can come from falls. They may look severe but often heal more quickly than other types of slip and fall injuries.
Spinal cord injuries can change a person’s life forever.
If the accident severs the spinal cord, the victim could suffer partial or total paralysis. These are among the most expensive injuries to treat, so lawsuits involving spinal cord injuries can result in very significant damage awards.
Broken bone injuries range widely in severity. Some broken bones only require casts and braces to recover – others need multiple surgeries. If you feel sudden, sharp pain after a fall, seek medical attention as soon as possible. You could have broken a bone.
What to Do After an Accident in Nassau County
If you have been injured in a slip, trip, and fall accident, you may initially think that the accident was your fault. Look around at the environment.
If you suffered an injury and the cause of your accident was not your own inattention, you may be entitled to compensation. A lawyer at our firm serving Nassau County can help you secure adequate recoveries for your slip, trip, and fall injury.
We also suggest that you:
Smartphones have revolutionized the world of personal injury law. Take as many pictures as you can, if you are able. Photographic evidence is very powerful in personal injury claims and can highlight the cause of an accident without relying solely on witness accounts. Ask for bystanders’ information. Their accounts may be helpful if a claim goes to court.
File an Accident Report
Call for medical attention and have someone inform the manager on duty or property owner. The place of operation may need to file a report of the accident. Get copies of all medical records associated with the accident and make sure they reflect your injury properly. Take pictures of your injury, too, if possible.
Be Careful What Information You Reveal
Do not admit fault or talk freely about the accident until you consult a lawyer. Contact us about your slip, trip, and fall accident. This precaution can keep the insurance company from getting you to admit fault or claiming that you are not injured, when this is not the case.
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How Our Team Is Prepared to Guide You in Your Case
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we provide free case evaluations and begin all accident cases as quickly as possible. Our approach is compassionate and personalized. We will start with your case evidence and information. Your lawyer will recreate a comprehensive picture of the accident.
Many slip, trip, and fall cases are settled outside of the courtroom. We prepare every case as though it is going to court, though. This ensures that we have accounted for all possibilities. In some cases, a third party may be liable for the accident. We must begin our work quickly to discover all the details of the case.
Compensation for Nassau County Slip and Fall Victims
The court considers various factors when determining how much to award in compensation or damages. You could recover:
Medical expenses can include hospitalization fees, ambulance care, surgeries, treatments, physical therapy, and more.
Pain and Suffering
The court may also award you compensation for pain and suffering. It is more difficult to apply a monetary value to pain and suffering because it is subjective. Your slip, trip, and fall lawyers will prove your pain from a Nassau County accident.
Affected Income Damages
In addition to pain and suffering, the defendant may also need to compensate you for lost wages and loss of earning capacity. Lost wages account for money lost because of days you took off work to recover.
The court applies loss of earning capacity if your injury prevents you from earning as much as before the injury. The court may order the defendant to compensate you for the difference between your previous salary and your post-accident salary.
The court may choose to award you compensation for incidental expenses. These are costs that you incur only because of your injury. For example, the court may award you incidental damages for physical therapy visits to a specialist far away from you.
Wrongful Death Damages
We can help you file a claim or lawsuit if your loved one died from their fall injuries. A negligent party should take responsibility for their action or inaction. In New York, a personal representative is the only party that can file this kind of case.
What You Should Know About Our Personal Injury Team
Our attorneys focus on personal injury law in Nassau County and New York. We understand the complexities of the laws in our state. Our team will help you determine a course of action for your case. We have a combined century of experience in handling personal injury cases – including slip, trip, and fall cases.
We Have Positive Reviews from Our Past Clients
Our dedication to our clients’ successes can be seen in the following reviews:
- “I would recommend this firm without any hesitation. Thanks for a successful outcome to my case.” – Carlos M.
- “The entire family and team at Rosenberg & Gluck is amazing. They are highly professional and 100% dedicated to each and every case as though you’re the only one they handle. Each member goes above and beyond their call of duty…” – Joseph J.
We Hve Recovered Millions for Our Clients
Every case is different, but you should know the kinds of settlements and judgments we can secure. These have included:
- $1.5 million for a waitress who fell at work due to an unresolved hazard her employer was aware of
- $750,000 for a dock worker injured on the job
- $650,000 for a worker who suffered a broken ankle at work due to a broken stairway
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. are Local Lawyers
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. believes in fighting for victim’s rights. We handle every case on a contingency-fee basis. That means that our lawyers don’t accept payment until our slip, trip, and fall clients are awarded damages. Our goal is to help you get back to your life in Nassau County.
Let us help you get started on your claim today. We’ll help you get back on your feet. Call our office at (516) 451-7900 today. We can also assist in Spanish. We want to hear about your experience.