Anyone visiting a public place expects a certain degree of safety. When a property owner neglects to meet that expectation, serious personal injury can result. Queens County slip/trip and fall lawyer Michael Dreishpoon is here to make sure that negligent property owners take responsibility. The Law Offices of Michael Dreishpoon will make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for your slip/trip and fall injury. We handle slip/trip and fall claims in Queens and all of the New York metropolitan area.
Slip/trip and fall accidents can occur in many different ways.
- Trip and falls occur when an object is left on a path that should normally be clear, such as a broom left on the floor of a supermarket.
- Step and falls occur when someone steps in a concealed hole or indentation, or on a defective surface, such as a pothole or a broken stair.
- Stumble and falls occur when an object is dangerously protruding onto a path, such as a tree root or an elevated sidewalk slab.
- Slip and falls occur when a path or floor that is expected to be safe is left covered with ice, snow, water, grease or any other slippery substance.
Queens Slip and Fall Accident Claims
In slip/trip and fall accident claims in Queens and the surrounding New York metropolitan area, you must prove that the property owner either failed to maintain the premises properly or had notice of a dangerous condition and failed to rectify it in a timely fashion. Whether the hazardous condition was permanent or temporary may also be taken into consideration. In cases where the condition was temporary, the length of time it existed may affect your ability to prove your claim.
Hazardous conditions that cause slip/trip and fall accidents include:
- defective sidewalks/streets
- slippery floors
- defective staircases
- torn carpeting
- lack of railings
- inadequate lighting
- obstructions on walkways
When Can I Sue For My Slip and Fall Injury?
Slip/trip and fall accident cases can occur anywhere. This area of the law, known as premises liability, allows injured people to claim compensation if their injuries are the result of negligent property maintenance. Just compensation usually covers medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs incurred because of the accident.
While visitors have the responsibility to exercise a reasonable degree of care to avoid accidents, the property owner, in turn, must properly maintain the premises to avoid creating hazardous conditions. If such conditions arise, owners are responsible for detecting them in a timely manner and warning visitors of these conditions before someone gets hurt.
Contact An Experienced Queens, New York Slip/Trip and Fall Lawyer and Get The Justice You Deserve
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip/trip and fall accident in Queens or the New York metropolitan area, contact the Queens slip/trip and fall lawyer, Michael Dreishpoon. He fights hard to obtain maximum awards for his clients. You will receive the full benefits of years of legal experience and a track record of success. The consultation is free and you don’t pay a legal fee unless we win.
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