Falls Down Stairs
The personal injury attorneys at Jesse Minc Law Group help people involved in accidents fight for the full compensation available under the law. Our accident lawyers handle nothing but personal injury cases, and this intense focus and relentless dedication has provided us with unparalleled expertise in all types of premises liability cases and a track record of success that is second to none in the field. We understand the challenges that arise when a serious accident such as falling down a staircase on someone else’s property causes a serious, unexpected and life-changing injury. Whether a staircase accident occurs in an apartment complex, a store, or an office building, our team of top personal injury lawyers can help you and your family recover compensation from those responsible for a fall down stairs.
If you have been hurt in a trip and fall down a flight of stairs, our Bronx premises liability lawyers will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf by investigating properly, hiring the right experts, and presenting your case in a persuasive way that will force those responsible to pay for their negligence. We understand what insurance companies, defense attorneys, judges and juries find persuasive in these cases, and we have an impressive track record (greater than 95 percent success rate) in fighting for Bronx accident victims who have been injured in staircase accidents.Pursuing Compensation After a Fall Down Stairs
Falls down stairs are quite often very serious accidents than can cause painful and lasting injuries. They are often caused by factors such as poor lighting, rickety or absent handrails, slick floors, or broken stairs. These accidents tend to happen suddenly and without warning, giving those involved little time to brace themselves and protect themselves from the fall. That is one reason why head, neck, and back injuries such as herniated discs are common in stairway accidents. In some very serious and tragic instances, a fall can even be fatal.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall down stairs in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York City, you have the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the accident. In most cases, the responsible party will be the owner of the property where the accident happened. Often, however, there are additional parties from whom compensation can be sought, such as property management companies or tenants who may lease the space in which a dangerous staircase is located. The money damages typically available in New York trip and fall cases include compensation for medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, any reduction in future earning capacity that results from your injuries, and pain and suffering. The more serious and debilitating your staircase accident injuries are, the greater the compensation for your pain and suffering and resultant emotional distress can be. In the tragic event that a person dies in a fall, his or her heirs (including a spouse and children, as well as other family members) have the legal right to seek compensation for their loss in a personal injury lawsuit.
Premises liability is the over-arching legal theory that applies to personal injury lawsuits involving falls down stairs and that personal injury lawyers use to hold a property owner responsible for just about any accident that happens on a property due to negligence. New York law imposes a “duty of care” on New York property owners to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition, free of dangerous defects that might foreseeably cause an accident. That means ensuring that stairwells are properly lit, guardrails are present and functioning, and stairs and walkways are in safe working order and free of any debris or tripping hazards that might cause a person to fall down the stairs. Property owners are also expected to warn others of any safety hazards on the property of which they reasonably would be expected to be aware (i.e., of which they have “notice”), and they need to comply with building codes that apply to the property.
To obtain damages in a premises liability lawsuit, you first must prove that the owner did not live up to their duty of care to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. Witness testimony about how the accident happened and the nature of the dangerous condition in question, photographs, violations from the New York City Department of Buildings, expert witness opinions (such as from a building inspector or an engineer), and other evidence showing that the owner was aware, or should have been aware, of the hazard are always vital. To prevail, you also must show that the specific hazard directly caused the fall and that you were injured in the fall. That means, in addition to evidence relating to the accident itself, you must compile medical evidence and expert opinions to detail the full extent of your injuries and how exactly they were caused in your staircase accident. Our accident lawyers are the best of the best when it comes to assembling the proof necessary to win your case, and are standing by to teach you exactly how we will do this for you if we accept your premises liability accident lawsuit if you call us at (718) 354-8000.Get Assistance from an Experienced Trip and Fall Lawyer in the Bronx
At the Jesse Minc Law Group, we are dedicated to helping clients get back on their feet after an accident. We pride ourselves on taking care of our clients’ cases so that they have the opportunity to focus on their physical recuperation. We will fight in court to get you all of the money that you deserve; you just have to worry about getting better after a serious injury. Our trip and fall attorneys only accept a limited number of cases in which we truly believe. We believe in honesty and transparency with our clients, and will only take your case if we can make a strong argument on a your behalf, so you can feel confident that if we choose to represent you, you have what we believe to be a solid personal injury case. As proof of this commitment to our clients’ cases, once we accept a case, we do not charge a fee, or ask that our clients pay a penny of our expenses, unless we win. We advocate for injured people and their families throughout New York City, including in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call us at (718) 354-8000 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our no-fee guarantee (no fees, and no expenses, unless we win). In every case, our clients pay no fees unless we recover compensation for them. Se habla espanol.