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When you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and someone else is to blame, you want justice. You want to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions. After all, you have been hurt because of their reckless behavior.
We understand. At Proner & Proner, our results-driven accident attorneys are dedicated to recovering full and fair compensation for accident victims. Our firm has protected the rights of injured victims in Corona and throughout New York City for more than 50 years. Let us help you get the compensation you so rightly deserve for your slip and fall injuries.
Injured Due To A Slip And Fall Accident And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.
In many instances, slip and fall accidents are caused by negligence. Perhaps a store owner knew one of their storefront steps was loose but never bothered to fix it, and did not cordon off the area. Or maybe there was a spill at the supermarket and they failed to post “wet floor” signs, and you took your own spill onto the floor.
Whenever negligence causes a slip and fall accident, the at-fault party can be held accountable under personal injury law. Negligence must be proven, however, and that itself can be challenging. To prove negligence, the injured party must demonstrate that the property owner must have known or should have reasonably known that a hazardous condition existed on the property. Under the law, the property owner must have had enough time to either fix the hazardous condition or place appropriate danger warnings, but the property owner failed to do so.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury claims. On any given day, it is not unusual for someone to trip on a loose step outside a store, fall down icy stairs, or to slip on a wet floor in the supermarket. These accidents, while not usual, often result in injuries and other losses.
If someone else — a person or an entity — was negligent, and that negligence caused the slip and fall accident, then the at-fault party can be held accountable under personal injury law. Personal injury law protects injured victims, allowing them to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation from the at-fault party.
In filing a claim in the civil court, the injured party may seek to recover compensation for their losses, which are known as “damages”. These damages may include any of the following losses:
Sometimes, the person who was hurt in a slip and fall accident shares some of the fault for the accident. Perhaps a property owner posted a warning sign but it was not fully visible from where the injured person was standing. Or perhaps the injured person was looking down on a cell phone while walking and failed to notice the “Caution: Wet Floor” sign at the store. When more than one person shares fault for an accident in New York, special “pure comparative fault” rules apply.
Under these special fault laws, when the accident victim shares some responsibility for their own slip and fall accident, then the damage award they may receive will be reduced. Specifically, the compensation will be reduced by a level that reflects their share of fault for the accident. This may sound confusing but it is really quite straightforward. Consider this example: if the injured party is 20 percent responsible for their slip and fall accident, then their damages will be reduced by 20 percent. So a damage award of $10,000 would then be reduced by 20 percent — which is $2,000 — for a total compensation of $8,000.
The aftermath of a slip and fall accident can be traumatic and overwhelming. All of a sudden, with a slip on an icy sidewalk, everything changes in the blink of an eye. Your mind races and fills with questions — what are my rights? Can I recover damages? How do I prove fault for my slip and fall accident?
At Proner & Proner, we understand. We know that the personal injury claims process is complicated and confusing and we are here to help.
Proner & Proner offers a free case evaluation for slip and fall accident victims, so you can get answers to your questions. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys will review your claim, answer your questions, and explain the process. Arrange for your confidential consultation today.
Corona, New York is a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens. Corona is bordered on the east by Flushing and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and to the west by Jackson Heights. The neighborhoods of Forest Hills and Rego Park are located to the south. After World War II, Corona’s population hailed from a variety of countries, and Corona is a thriving multicultural residential neighborhood to this day. Frequently Asked Questions About Slip And Fall Accident Claims
In Corona, NY
New York’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the time the slip and fall took place. If a claim is not filed before the deadline runs out, then the courts can dismiss your case.
Slip and fall accidents are often caused by the following conditions:
– Wet floors
– Icy walkways
– Broken steps
– Poorly lit stairways
– Obstructed walkways
– Missing handrails
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