If you have suffered a slip and fall accident, working with a qualified personal injury lawyer is the best way to recover the compensation you need.
More than one million people go to the emergency room each year due to a slip and fall accident. According to the CDC, the average hospital cost is more than $30,000.
When hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may have the right to recover damages from the responsible party. However, they can prove challenging to win. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the value of your claim and prepare your case in a way that demonstrates the other side is responsible for your injuries and other losses.
For more than 45 years, the personal injury lawyers at Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law have represented victims in all types of accidents throughout New York.
What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
When a person falls on another’s property due to a hazardous condition, it is considered a slip and fall accident. However, not all accidents warrant legal action. Therefore, it is essential to prove that dangerous conditions like torn carpeting, changes in flooring, a wet floor, or a cracked sidewalk caused the accident. The plaintiff must have suffered some injury to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Case
Determining when someone else is legally responsible for your injuries is complicated. Each case is determined by whether the property owner knew of the dangerous condition or not. A hazardous situation must present an unreasonable risk to an individual on the property, and it must have been a condition that the injured would not have been able to anticipate under the circumstances.
While it may seem unfair to blame a property owner for a hazard they couldn’t have reasonably known about, this element of your case may allow for a debate about reasonable safety measures. Property owners must make every practical effort to warn customers and guests that a hazard exists and do their best to keep the area safe. A poorly placed sign or warning may constitute negligence on the owner’s part.
Should You Sue for a Slip and Fall Injury?
If you have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall accident on another’s property, you have the legal right to make a claim. Working with a qualified personal injury lawyer is the best way to recover the compensation you need.
At Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, we are committed to representing our clients with the highest level of professionalism and walking you through every step of your case. For over 45 years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.