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If you were injured in a slip and fall accident that happened on someone else’s property, the property owner may be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. You may have the right to compensation whether you fell in a supermarket or while visiting a friend’s home—because all property owners have a legal duty to make sure their property is reasonably safe. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents are extremely common—in fact, CDC data shows that one in three Americans over age 65 experience a slip and fall each year.
At Proner & Proner, our Bronx slip and fall accident lawyers know that a fall can leave you burdened with hospital bills and unable to work. We put our 50-plus years of experience to work to get you the highest compensation award possible. From your medical bills to the emotional stress of the injury, our lawyers work tirelessly to fight to win fair compensation.
We have a reputation in the Bronx and throughout the legal community for providing exceptional, dedicated legal representation to injured clients. If you or a loved one were hurt in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, call or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation with our Bronx slip and fall accident lawyers
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere. As long as you were legally entitled to be on the property, the property owner owes you a duty of care. To satisfy this duty, the property owner must maintain the property in reasonably safe condition—and must place adequate warnings when something dangerous exists on the property. Slip and fall accidents in the Bronx commonly happen because of:
Both business owners and private homeowners have a duty to repair dangerous conditions in a reasonable timeframe. They also have a duty to warn customers and invited guests about any hazards that have not been repaired. Our firm handles claims for compensation based on slip and fall accidents involving falls in or on:
Regardless of where you were injured, it is important to act quickly. New York law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim against a negligent property owner. Even more importantly, property owners usually act quickly to fix the hazard once they learn that someone has been hurt.
If you have been seriously hurt because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property in the Bronx, our lawyers will investigate while you recover. You can call us anytime to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss options in your case.
At Proner & Proner, our seasoned injury lawyers know that slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries for victims of all ages. Those injuries can include:
Regardless of the severity of your injury, you should not be left responsible for the cost of your medical treatment and other expenses. If a negligent property owner’s actions—or, more commonly, inaction—caused your injury, our lawyers are here to help establish whether you are entitled to compensation.
Property owners frequently try to shift the blame onto the accident victim by claiming that you should have seen the danger or that you were only injured because you weren’t paying attention. Our lawyers can help refute these and other defenses to get you the compensation you need.
In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be entitled to recover the following general types of damages for your slip and fall accident injuries:
If you or a loved one were hurt in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on someone else’s property in the Bronx, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to schedule a free case review. You can call our office or fill out this online contact form to tell us what happened.
The Bronx is one of the five NYC boroughs, located to the northeast and east of Manhattan. The Bronx population is relatively dense and the area is also home to attractions like the Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium—and the restaurants, bars and shops that surround these types of attractions. The organizations that own these properties—and the landlords who rent to Bronx residents—have a duty to keep their property safe for visitors to prevent harm.
Yes. More accurately, their homeowner’s insurance company will be responsible for paying compensation. Homeowners have a duty to keep even their private property reasonably safe. The duty they owe is less strict than the one that applies to business owners. While they have a duty to warn you about any hazards, the homeowner does not have a responsibility to inspect the property to find hidden dangers (business owners do have a duty to conduct reasonable inspections).
Slip and fall accident cases are based on premises liability law. Generally, property owners are held to a reasonable person standard. That means that if we can show that a reasonable person would have known about the hazard, and repaired the condition or installed warnings, the owner can be held liable. Proving liability requires getting evidence about how long the danger existed, where the hazard was located, and whether the property owner knew about it or should have known about it.
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