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New York Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

Experienced Accident Lawyers Represent Clients Injured in NYC Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that the physical safety of their visitors is protected. When you are injured on someone else’s property you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the property owner under a legal theory called premises liability. Whether the incident involved a slip and fall accident, burn injury, or back injury, the injured victim needs the best possible lawyer by their side.

At Proner & Proner, our experienced accident lawyers are here to help recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by your accident.  Our proven track record of success includes over $400 million recovered for clients to date.

Injured In A Slip And Fall Accident And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.

The experienced NYC personal injury lawyers at Proner & Proner know how to protect your interests if you have been injured in Manhattan, Brooklyn or elsewhere in NYC.   Contact us today to schedule your free case review. You can call us anytime, or you can fill out our online contact form.

Legal Duties of NYC Property Owners in Slip and Fall Accident Cases

Restaurant owners, grocery store owners, homeowners, and other property owners in New York City are legally obligated to ensure that their premises are not inherently dangerous.

“Slip and fall accident” is a generic term that refers to any accident in which someone slips, trips, falls or otherwise injures himself or herself on another person’s property. Unsafe conditions can include:

  • Uneven payment,
  • Broken steps,
  • Slippery floors,
  • Faulty construction,
  • Obstacles in the walkways,
  • Accumulated snow and ice,
  • Poor lighting,
  • Broken elevators or escalators.

These types of dangers can result in serious injury if proper precautions are not taken, leaving property owners vulnerable to a premises liability lawsuit filed by the injured victim. If you were injured because an unsafe condition caused you to trip and fall, our slip and fall attorneys in New York can help. Call us today to learn more about what to do after you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property.

Legal Duties of NYC Property Owners in Slip and Fall Accident Cases

Under NYC premises liability law, a property owner must clearly mark wet floors, broken steps (which should be repaired immediately), and other potential safety hazards. Similarly, a homeowner must protect visitors from anything on the property that could result in bodily harm. It is usually only in cases of trespassing that property owners are not responsible for injuries sustained on their property.

In slip and fall accident cases, the property owner’s duty to keep the property safe can vary depending upon why you were on the property.  Generally, the duty of care varies for:

  • Business invitees.  If you were on the property to conduct some type of business—such as in a grocery store or restaurant—the property owner has a duty to both (1) warn of hazards about which they knew or reasonably should have known and (2) inspect the property periodically to discovery hazards.
  • Social guest.  If you were on the property as a social guest, the property owner has a duty to warn you about any dangers on the property, but does not have to inspect the property as thoroughly as a business owner to discover hidden dangers.
  • Trespassers.  Property owners only have a duty to refrain from intentionally harming trespassers—there is no duty to warn a trespasser of dangerous conditions on the property.

Regardless of how your slip and fall accident occurred, it is important to contact an experienced NYC slip and fall lawyer to protect your legal rights. Our experienced injury lawyers at Proner & Proner in NYC can advise you about time limits for filing your claim in New York and discuss potential compensation that you might be entitled to receive.

Get Advice From An Experienced Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer. All You Have To Do Is Call 212-500-1003 To Receive Your Free Case Evaluation.

Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Fight to Recover Fair Compensation for Victims of NYC Slip and Fall Accidents

Some slip and fall accident victims are fortunate enough to recover quickly.  Others may be forced to miss work for an extended period of time and may even suffer permanent injuries.  Our NYC slip and fall accident lawyers are here to fight for your right to full compensation for your injuries.  That compensation should include:

  • Current and future medical expenses,
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs,
  • Lost wages, salary and employment benefits,
  • Loss of your ability to return to the same job,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress.

At Proner & Proner, we are here to put our legal experience to work for you—so that you can get back to your life as quickly as possible.  Call us today to learn more about how we can fight for fair compensation in your NYC slip and fall accident case. 

Contact Our Experienced NYC Slip & Fall Attorneys for a Free Consultation About Your Premises Liability Case

The slip and fall lawyers of Proner & Proner in New York City have an outstanding record of legal success handling premises liability cases throughout the United States, including New York and Connecticut.

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury on someone else’s property, our aggressive NYC personal injury lawyers can help. Contact the law firm of Proner & Proner to speak with a member of our legal team to schedule a free case review today.

Frequently Asked Questions About NYC Slip & Fall Accident Cases

FAQ: What should I do if I was injured in a slip and fall accident in NYC?

You should get examined by a doctor even if you think your injuries were minor. The doctor’s opinion can be critical to your right to recover compensation. You should also:

– Report your injuries to a manager if you were injured while in public, such as in a grocery store or restaurant, or to the property owner,
– Fill out an accident report if the property owner has a form that the business uses for slip and fall accidents,
– Take pictures of the accident scene to clearly document the dangerous condition,
– Get the contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident,

Call Proner & Proner to discuss your right to compensation before accepting any insurance settlement or offer made by the property owner.

FAQ: I slipped on an icy sidewalk in NYC. Do I have a claim against the property owner?

Possibly. Property owners are allowed a reasonable amount of time to make their property safe from hazardous conditions. Whether you have a valid slip and fall accident claim would depend upon whether the property owner reasonably should have had time to salt the sidewalk or otherwise warn of the condition. It will also depend upon whether a reasonable person could have or should have avoided the ice to prevent the accident.

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