Property owners are legally required to make sure that tenants, customers and visitors aren’t exposed to unsafe conditions when they’re on the premises. If the owner doesn’t provide a reasonably safe environment, they can be held legally responsible for any injuries that result. A broken lightbulb, damaged floor tiles, even natural elements like snow and rain can all make it more likely for someone to fall and injure themselves – when that happens, it’s important to get in touch with an experienced Manhattan personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights.
General compensatory damages are most likely to be awarded in slip and fall cases. These types of awards serve to compensate an injured person for damages that can’t be quantified, such as pain and suffering, mental anxiety or loss of companionship. Special compensatory damages are awarded in cases where the injured person incurs monetary expenses as a direct result of the injury, such as medical bills. Slip and fall accidents can be quite serious, causing spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones, and often require stays in the hospital, physical therapy and long-term care. The goal is to make the plaintiff “whole” again, to restore their financial situation to where it was before the accident. A Manhattan personal injury attorney can assist you in determining where responsibility lies and proving liability in a slip and fall accident.
In order to bring a slip and fall accident case to trial, you’ll need an attorney who can provide the aggressive representation you deserve. Statutes of limitations limit the time a person has to bring an injury lawsuit; so if you or a loved one have been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, you should contact an experienced Manhattan personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The dedicated professionals at the Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. have extensive experience in slip and fall claims. We can use our experience and expertise to evaluate your case and investigate the incident to help you determine whether you have a valid claim for damages. If so, we can help guide you through the lengthy, complicated process of presenting your case and getting the results you deserve.
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New York, NY 10017