Under New York law, property owners have a responsibility to keep their property free from unreasonable hazards. This includes businesses, stores, restaurants, and homes. If you suffered an injury in a slip, trip, or other fall, you may be able to prove the property owner acted negligently and is liable for your medical treatment, pain and suffering, and more.
To discuss your fall injuries with a slip and fall lawyer in Garden City from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., call (631) 451-7900 today. We offer free case reviews and can help you get started right away.
Let Us Review Your Slip, Trip, or Other Fall Case
Our free case evaluations can help you understand the strength of your case, whether you are eligible to pursue compensation, and the next steps to take to recover for your damages. Let us review your case if your fall occurred because of:
- Objects or cords in the walkway
- Tracked rain or snow
- Uneven surfaces
- Cracks or potholes
- Broken tile or torn carpet
- Hazardous stairs
- Broken or missing handrails
- Inadequate lighting
- Other causes of trips, slips, or falls
Discuss your fall with a personal injury lawyer in Garden City today. We have someone ready to take your call now.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. Can Represent Your Best Interests at Trial
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our practice focuses on personal injury cases, including slip and fall cases. We know the ins and outs of how to navigate a trial, what it takes to prove this type of case, and how to build a strong case for recovering damages.
Slip and falls and other premises liability cases also have their own quirks. Because New York has complex premises liability laws, it can be difficult to prove negligence in a slip and fall case. We will collect evidence to prove you meet all the criteria for recovering a settlement or jury award in your case. This includes:
You Were Not Trespassing
Generally, to qualify to pursue compensation in this type of case, you must be on the property lawfully. This could include:
- As a customer
- A worker
- On behalf of the property owner
- At the owner’s invitation
In some cases, it may be possible to recover damages in a civil case if you were on the property illegally. This may occur if the victim is a minor or the owner knew you were trespassing.
The Owner Acted Negligently
A property owner has a duty to take care of unsafe conditions as soon as they become aware of them. We will need to show that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard that caused your fall but failed to take action.
In some cases, we can show an action, such as putting up a sign, is not adequate to warn visitors, and the owner is liable despite their efforts.
The Owner’s Negligence Caused Your Injuries
Your medical records often play a role in linking your injuries to your fall, although we may call in medical expert witnesses if necessary to show how the fall affected your body, your prognosis, and other important facts related to the damages you suffered.
Once we have a strong case to prove the property owner acted negligently and is responsible for your slip and fall injuries, we can attempt to negotiate a settlement agreement that is just and fair. Sometimes this is an effective way to recover the damages you deserve relatively quickly. In other cases, we will file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
Call (631) 451-7900 today, and we can answer your questions and address your concerns.
Recoverable Damages in a Slip and Fall Case in Garden City
If the jury verdict confirms the property owner acted negligently and this caused your fall and fall injuries, you will be eligible to recover a wide range of damages. This may include:
- Past and future medical treatment and other expenses related to your fall injuries
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Lost enjoyment of life due to a disability
- Wrongful death damages, if your loved one passed away in a fall incident
You have the right to pursue the full amount of the expenses and losses you suffered because of your fall injuries. There is no cap on personal injury damages in New York. If the property owner and their insurance company refuse to agree to a settlement that adequately compensates you, a personal injury lawyer in Garden City can file a lawsuit and seek damages through a trial.
There Are Strict Time Limits That Apply to Slip and Fall Cases
New York law puts strict limits on how long you have to start a lawsuit. Generally, you have three years from the date of your injury to take legal action against the property owner.
However, there are many exceptions to this rule. Some extend the time you have, but many, such as the rules that apply when you file a lawsuit against a municipality, can significantly shorten the deadline. Reach out to an attorney as early as possible after your injuries to ensure you do not lose the right to file a civil suit.
Talk to a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Garden City
If you suffered injuries in a slip, trip, or other fall in Garden City, NY, an attorney from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can answer your questions and review your case for free. Call us today at (631) 451-7900 for your no-obligation complimentary consultation. We can assist you in Spanish and Russian, in addition to English.