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In the legal industry, the term “slip and fall accident” is generally used to refer to any incident where you fall and injure yourself while on someone else’s property. When your accident was caused by a dangerous or hazardous condition of the property, the owner or occupant of the property may be liable to provide you with compensation for your injuries and damages if the owner or occupant was negligent in maintaining the property.
Pursuing a slip and fall accident claim can be a complicated process; many claims are viewed skeptically, as owners or occupants of property may challenge their responsibility for the accident, the severity or your injuries, or even whether your accident actually occurred. For over 50 years, the Queens slip and fall accident attorneys of Proner & Proner have helped injured slip and fall accident victims recover substantial settlement and court judgments that provide them with compensation for their injuries and damages.
After you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you shouldn’t have to waste time fighting with the insurance companies to get badly-needed financial compensation. Let our slip and fall accident lawyers fight to get you recovery for your damages. Contact Proner & Proner today to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your accident and to learn more about your legal rights and options for compensation.
In a dense urban community like Queens, there are numerous hazards that can cause slip and fall accidents, especially when properties are in disrepair. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
Of course, not every slip and fall accident is the legal responsibility of a property’s owner or occupant. Instead, the owner or occupant will usually only have liability if they knew or should reasonably have discovered of the hazard that caused your accident and failed to either warn you of the hazard or remedy if the hazard (provided they had reasonable opportunity to do so).
After suffering a slip and fall accident, filing a legal claim against the property owner or occupant may be the last thing on your mind. But when serious injuries cause medical bills to pile up and you miss time from work, you may begin to recognize the importance of pursuing compensation that you deserve. At Proner & Proner, our Queens slip & fall accident lawyers fight to get our clients compensation for damages such as:
A settlement or judgment can’t undo your accident, but it can provide you with the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and get back to your normal life.
Recovering from injuries is already a difficult process. When your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it can make the recovery process even more difficult. Let the Queens slip & fall accident lawyers of Proner & Proner take on the complex task of getting you compensation for your injuries. Call us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss your case and to learn more about how our firm can help you secure the best possible outcome in your case.
Queens is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Queens County. Queens is the second-most populated borough in New York City, behind Brooklyn, and if it were its own municipality would be the fourth-most populated municipality in the U.S. Queens was first established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York, presumably named for the queen consort of King Charles II. Queens was part of Nassau County until 1898, when it became a borough as part of the consolidation of New York City. Queens is one of the most ethnically-diverse communities in the country, with nearly half of all residents being foreign-born. Queens is also one of the most economically diverse communities in the country, with activity nearly evenly spread among industries like education, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, trade, and business services.
We recognize that filing a legal action against a family member or friend can place a serious strain on your relationship. But you should remember that most personal injury claims are not paid out by the at-fault party but instead are paid out by their insurance company. If your family member or friend has a homeowner’s insurance policy or renter’s insurance policy, their insurance company will pay the costs of your family member’s or friend’s legal defense and also pay you compensation for your injuries and damages. Your family member or friend has insurance for this exact purpose — to protect themselves and their assets in the event of an injury on their property.
When slip and fall accidents occur on rental property, especially a residential property, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault for the accident — the landlord, or the tenant? Accidents that occur within the leased premises are generally the responsibility of the tenant, while accidents that occur in the common areas of an apartment building or townhouse complex are the responsibility of the landlord. However, landlords and tenants may have different responsibilities depending on the terms of their lease agreements. It is important that you have an experienced slip and fall accident attorney review the circumstances of your case to determine who bears responsibility for your accident.
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