Slip & Fall Lawyers in Mineola
Offering Experienced Representation for Slip & Fall Claims
Every year, more than 1 million cases of emergency room visits are attributed to slip and fall injuries. These horrible situations are no laughing matter and have been designated as the highest reason for occupational injuries, even among those who would usually be described as otherwise healthy and fit. One injury from slipping and falling could cause you permanent damage and suffering, let alone countless dollars in recovery. Reach out to our team at Grizopoulos & Portz, P.C. for the support you need following your traumatic incident.
Call us today at (516) 908-8833 to learn more about the importance of gaining devoted aid from our slip and fall attorneys in Nassau-Suffolk-New York City.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents in New York
While people suffer from devastating slip and fall accidents all over the United States, people who live or visit New York are especially prone to these kinds of injuries. This is because there are so many health and safety hazards in cramped and crowded areas, and many property managers do not take proper care to ensure that they have eliminated any potential risks.
Just some of the most common causes of these traumatic accidents in New York include:
- Floors that are slippery or wet
- Loose rugs, carpets, and mats
- Uneven and bumpy floors
- Stairs that are broken, uneven, or worn
- Missing or loose stair railings
- Clutter and debris in walkways and hallways
- Slippery cement or steps from ice, rain, and snow
- Loose wires, ropes, and cables
- Broken tile, cement, sidewalks, or pavement
- Dim lighting
- Lack of warning signs near dangerous locations or during hazardous conditions
Determining Liability for Your Injuries
In many cases, property managers and owners carry the bulk of the responsibility for making sure that any visitors or guests are kept safe and secure on their property’s location, so long as a person was not illegally trespassing. If for some reason there is an unavoidable hazard or condition, such as stairs that are icy from a winter storm, or carpet that has come loose and needs to be replaced, then the owners are required to place a clear warning sign. If you are injured due to their negligence, they should be held responsible for their ignorance or lack of reasonable care that then caused your traumatic injury.
How Our Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers Can Help
Following a painful injury on account of slipping or falling, it can feel overwhelming to get your life back together, let alone make a claim for your suffering. You might be tempted to just take whatever the insurance companies offer rather than deal with the frustrating, complicated hassle of standing up to the negligent party. It is important to remember, however, that insurance companies will try to offer as little financial aid as possible. The pittance that they provide is usually barely enough to cover a night at the hospital, let alone all the rehabilitation costs and the lost wages from your time away from work.
Let our knowledgeable team at Grizopoulos & Portz, P.C. support you during this difficult time. We can work intensively to negotiate your case so that you receive your fair due.