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“Slip and fall accident” is the basic label used in legal circles for any type of accident where you fall and hurt yourself on someone else’s property. If a property owner was negligent in maintaining the property, anyone who falls and hurts themselves because of that negligent maintenance may be entitled to monetary damages for their injuries.
When pursuing compensation for slip and fall accident injuries, you need a strong and skilled lawyer by your side. Slip and falls are often looked at skeptically and, in all but the most clear-cut cases, your injuries, expenses and the cause of the accident itself may be challenged.
At Proner & Proner, our slip and fall accident lawyers have successfully helped clients recover fair compensation for their injuries for over 50 years. We have experience winning cases in court and have a proven record of negotiating substantial settlement awards with the insurance company.
When you are recovering from an injury, the last thing you need is a protracted battle with the insurance company or a complicated standoff with a large company and their defense lawyers. At Proner & Proner, our experienced Manhattan slip and fall accident lawyers will effectively handle your case—leaving your focus where it should be, on your recovery.
To learn more about your legal right to compensation if you were hurt in a Manhattan slip and fall accident, schedule a free case review with an experienced injury lawyer at Proner & Proner today.
Manhattan is comprised of a collection of sidewalks, walkways and staircases. Even some of the most desirable Manhattan real estate may be in need of repair. However, the property owner is not responsible every time someone falls and hurts themselves. In order to be liable, the property owner must have been negligent in maintaining the property. In basic terms, to win compensation in a slip and fall accident case, our lawyers will work to prove:
More specifically, you may be entitled to compensation if your slip and fall accident was caused by:
Although many Manhattan slip and fall accident victims may want to avoid the hassle of pursuing their right to compensation from a negligent property owner, that feeling may quickly disappear when you begin to see bills piling up. Slip and fall accident injuries can range from the extremely minor (cuts and bruises) to serious injuries that may result in missed work and extensive medical bills.
Serious slip and fall accident injuries may include:
At Proner & Proner, our top-rated Manhattan slip and fall accident lawyers work tirelessly to get results for clients in the form of monetary compensation. We cannot make the pain go away, but we can fight to get you the financial means to effectively treat your injury.
If you were hurt in a Manhattan slip and fall accident, you may have the right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. At Proner & Proner, our experienced slip and fall accident lawyers provide a free case review so that we can evaluate your case in light of our 50-plus years of legal practice in NYC. To schedule your no-obligation case review, call our office or fill out this online contact form today. We also offer an online chat feature for your convenience.
As one of the busiest and most densely populated cities in the world, Manhattan is a “jungle gym” of activity at all hours of the day and night. Manhattan residents routinely run up and down stairs to access the subways, navigate small and crowded stores and use the sidewalks to travel throughout the city. Importantly, NYC residents and visitors rely upon Manhattan business owners and the city itself to keep the infrastructure safe. Neglect of these duties is, unfortunately, one of the most common causes of slip and fall injuries in Manhattan.
Many slip and fall cases are resolved out of court. If we can negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, settling is often an attractive option. From your standpoint, the finances can work out even better than they might at trial. However, it is important to remember that a settlement offer is final once you accept. That means you can’t go back and ask for more compensation if it turns out your expenses are higher. The following are important:
-You should never rush into a settlement even if the insurance company offers you a settlement right away and you have bills to pay,
-You should always have an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer look over your settlement offer before accepting,
-Accident victims who have an experienced lawyer represent them in their claim receive an average of three times more in compensation than unrepresented parties.
Injury cases can take months or even a year (or more) to resolve. The time needed to reach a fair settlement will depend substantially on how serious your injuries are. We would be doing you a disservice if we promised fast results—because in serious injury cases, we often cannot know what the financial cost of the injury will be until time has passed. Your fair compensation award must also account for future expenses and your medical team will need time to reach an estimate of what those expenses might be.
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