Trip and Fall Accidents
When we are walking around, we often take solid ground for granted, which can be a very dangerous assumption when those responsible for maintaining property in a reasonably safe condition do not live up to their responsibilities to keep us safe. At the Jesse Minc Law Group, our dedicated and highly trained attorneys have spent many years helping New York City residents who are injured in accidents on property fight for the full compensation that they deserve. We are experts in trip and fall accident cases, have seen just about every type of trip and fall accident case that there is to see, and have won millions for clients injured in trip and fall accidents due to negligence in the Bronx and all over NYC.
Our Bronx trip and fall accident lawyers draw on this significant legal experience, as well as the substantial financial resources that our firm has to offer, to build compelling cases that demonstrate to defense lawyers, insurance companies, judges and juries that our clients are deserving of compensation from those responsible for causing their trip and fall accidents. When we accept a case, our investigations are thorough and leave no stone unturned in exploring each client’s unique individual circumstances, which allows us to assemble a courtroom strategy that is persuasive, impactful, and which illustrates every element of our clients’ claims against those responsible for causing their injuries. Our firm has a strong record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiating table in trip or slip and fall cases, and invites you to call us today at (718) 354-8000 to learn how we can help you recover financially if you have been hurt due to the negligence of someone else.
Trip and fall accidents refer to a wide range of mishaps that can be caused by a number of factors; the common thread linking all “trip and fall” accidents, quite obviously, is that they all involve something catching a person’s foot or leg, causing them to lose their balance and fall to the ground. These accidents typically include some kind of stumble, whether it is in a cluttered grocery store aisle, a dimly lit stairwell, or a rut-filled parking lot. The injuries that often come in trip and fall accidents span a range from relatively minor contusions to serious head, neck, and back impairments. In some tragic cases, a trip and fall can even result in death. The full extent of the injuries in these accidents is often not immediately clear. It is important to consult a medical professional and discuss what happened with a trip and fall accident attorney in the Bronx if you are involved in a serious accident.Proving Liability for a Trip and Fall Accident
If you or a loved one is injured in a trip and fall accident in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York City, you have the right to seek compensation from the property owner or occupier, or any other party responsible for your injuries. Usually, the law makes the owner of the property on which you were injured liable for the accident if you can prove that your accident was caused by contact with a dangerous condition of which the property owner had “notice”. “Notice” is perhaps the most difficult element to prove in any trip-and-fall accident case, and requires a showing that the property owner knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition and could have fixed it before the accident occurred but failed to do so. Other common defendants in trip-and-fall accident cases include property managers and tenants who may lease space from a landlord. The money damages potentially available in trip and fall cases include compensation for medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, and any loss in earning capacity that results from the injuries. Additional compensation may also be available for pain and suffering and emotional distress incurred due to the physical injuries caused in the accident. In tragic cases in which a person dies in a trip and fall accident, his or her family has the right to seek compensation for the victim’s death.
New York law imposes what courts call a “duty of care” on a property owner, whether the property is a residential apartment building, a commercial shopping mall, a construction site, or a 30-story office tower. As our Bronx trip and fall accident attorneys can explain, an owner – and, in many cases, a property manager or a tenant who has leased a premises – is required to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition. That means ensuring that aisles are clear of clutter, handrails are in working order, and walkways are free of hazards, among other things. An owner is also expected to warn people of any potential hazards on the property of which the owner knows or should know through a reasonable inspection. Also, all structures in New York City are subject to various building codes, and if an accident occurs due to a violation of a building code, the owner may be held responsible for all of the consequences and damages caused by the accident.
To get compensation for your injuries, you need to be able to prove that the property owner or other defendant did not live up to their applicable duty of care. You also must show how that led to the accident and prove that the accident caused you to be injured and incur quantifiable losses. Our Bronx accident lawyers offer you the tools and resources to properly prove these elements of your case, which is the key to compensation.Consult with an Experienced Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer in the Bronx Today
Our Bronx personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping clients get back on their feet after a serious trip and fall or slip and fall accident. We have obtained favorable outcomes in court or at the negotiating table in more than 95 percent of the cases that our firm has handled, and have created a strong reputation among insurance companies and defense attorneys as a result. This reputation gives us an edge in court, and we offer to share our edge with you in your pursuant of fair compensation for your injuries. At the Jesse Minc Law Group, we limit the number of cases that we accept each year in order to ensure that each client gets the personalized attention that he or she deserves and which is the hallmark of our firm. Each of our clients has the opportunity, whenever they so desire, to speak directly with his or her attorney, rather than only with secretaries or paralegals. We serve people throughout the Greater New York City area, including in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. We do not charge a fee, or ask that you pay any of our expenses, unless we are successful in your case. Call us at (718) 354-8000 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla espanol.