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New York Restaurant Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers

Top-Rated New York Restaurant Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers Advocate for Victims Throughout NYC

Restaurants are home to many natural dangers—from grease to heat to simple overcrowding in small NYC spaces.  A nice evening out in Manhattan can easily become a nightmare if you suffer a slip and fall accident at a restaurant. The embarrassment is far from the only factor to consider–you could suffer injuries that might affect your ability to work and that require extensive medical treatment.

If the slip and fall accident caused by the restaurant’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation to cover the costs of your doctor and hospital bills, lost income, and any other costs related to the injury.  The skilled legal team at Proner & Proner is here to make sure you get the full amount of compensation you deserve. 

At Proner & Proner, our experienced injury lawyers are dedicated to standing up for our injured clients’ rights throughout NYC.  To date, we have already successfully recovered over $400 million in compensation for our clients. Our skills have been extensively recognized, even by large media outlets like CNN and Fox who have asked us to speak as legal experts.

In NYC restaurant slip and fall accident cases, experience does matter.  To learn more about your legal rights, speak with our experienced injury lawyers in NYC today.  Tell us what happened in your case by scheduling a free case review with our top-rated slip and fall accident lawyers.

Injuries from Restaurant Slip and Fall Accidents In NYC

The nature of slip and fall injuries can vary considerably. You might suffer a relatively simple sprained ankle–or you find yourself facing recovery from a significant head injury.

Common types of restaurant slip and fall injuries include:

  • Broken bones, including limbs, hips, wrists, and pelvis,
  • Lacerations from broken glass, cutlery, and china,
  • Burns from hot liquids,
  • Bone bruises,
  • Scarring,
  • Internal injuries,
  • Separated injuries,
  • Spinal cord injuries,
  • Neck injuries.

Regardless of the type of injury involved, your entire life could be disrupted.  You should not have to suffer financially while you struggle to recover from physical injuries.  Call our talented team of injury lawyers for help protecting your rights today.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents In New York City Restaurants 

The causes of NYC restaurant slip and fall accidents are varied, and can include:

  • Spilled food and drink,
  • Grease spilled on the floors,
  • Uneven and broken sidewalks,
  • Stairs and parking lots outside restaurants,
  • Tripping hazards such as electrical cords and worn carpet, and
  • Damaged or uneven floors.

While restaurant slip and fall accident cases can be complex, we have the skills and resources necessary to protect your legal rights.  Our lawyers will work to establish whether the restaurant knew or should have known about the problem and did nothing to fix it or warn customers.  If this is the case, the owners or operators of the restaurant could be liable for your injuries and related expenses.

Negligence and Slip and Fall Injuries at Restaurants In New York

Your eligibility for compensation does not depend upon the type of restaurant in which you were injured.  The slip & fall accident could have happened at a coffee shop, a fast food place, a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall, or an airport bar and grill.  You could even be eligible for compensation if you were working in the restaurant at the time of the accident.

Whatever the venue, the issue is the same: Was your injury caused by negligence on the part of the restaurant owner, staff, or third-party contractor? If the answer to that question is “Yes,” you could be eligible for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Restaurants have a legal duty to make sure their property is safe for customers.  Of course, restaurant owners are not responsible for eliminating every potential danger—but they are required to take reasonable steps to ensure safety.  This responsibility may include:

  • Following all city, state and federal safety rules,
  • Making sure staff members are properly trained,
  • Inspecting the property to uncover any hidden dangers,
  • Promptly cleaning up any spills or repairing any damage that could pose a hazard to guests.

In restaurant slip and fall accident cases, one of the primary defenses that the restaurant will likely use involves trying to shift blame to the victim—known as “contributory negligence”.  While this defense can be difficult to counter, our lawyers have the legal expertise necessary to build the strongest possible argument that you were not to blame.

In restaurant slip and fall accident cases, our lawyers will also work to prove that the danger was not so obvious that a reasonable person would have avoided it.  We will gather evidence to support your claim, including:

  • Video surveillance,
  • Eyewitness testimony,
  • Evidence of the restaurant’s past safety violations,
  • Photographs,
  • And more.

For more information about how our NYC restaurant slip and fall accident lawyers can help in your case, schedule a free consultation today.

Call Our Reputable NYC Personal Injury Lawyers to Discuss Your Restaurant Slip and Fall Accident Claim Today 

If you were injured in a restaurant slip and fall accident anywhere in New York City, speak to our experienced injury lawyers to get the legal advice you need. At Proner & Proner, our experienced NYC restaurant slip and fall accident lawyers provide a free, no-obligation consultation so that you can learn about your rights. 

To schedule your free case evaluation, call our office or contact us online today.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Restaurant Slip & Fall Accident Claims

FAQ: Why is it important to get a lawyer if I was injured in a restaurant slip and fall accident?

Many NYC restaurants are owned by corporations. Even independently owned restaurants are backed by large insurance companies who will ultimately be responsible for paying your compensation. These corporations and insurance companies will hire the best possible lawyers to argue that your accident was not their fault. You need the best possible lawyer to gather the evidence needed to support your claim for compensation. Our lawyers handle every aspect of your case, from building a strong and strategic claim on your behalf to ensuring the complex procedural requirements for filing a claim are met.

FAQ: I’m not a fan of suing people. Is there a time limit on how long I have to decide to file a claim?

Yes. Under New York law, you have only three years from the date of your accident to file a claim for compensation. While this may seem like a long time, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury. If you wait, you can still legally file a claim. However, the evidence you need to support that claim can be lost. We have to present evidence about the dangerous condition in the restaurant. When time has passed, the restaurant owner may have already fixed the danger and it can be much more difficult to prove your case.

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