Slip and Fall Accidents: Why You Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer
Slip and fall accidents can happen in an instant, and the consequences can be severe. Whether you are dealing with medical costs, lost wages, or other damages, it is essential to know that you have the right to seek compensation.
What Is a Slip and Fall Accident?
It is the case where a victim slips or trips and falls due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s property. This encompasses a wide range of situations, from a wet floor in a grocery store to a broken sidewalk outside an office building.
Every year, according to the CDC, over 800,000 hospitalizations occur due to slip and fall incidents, which can result in head injuries and hip fractures. Property owners may be liable for slip and fall incidents if their negligence can be demonstrated. Common instances of negligence could include:
· Failure to take sensible precautions to maintain safe conditions
· Neglecting to replace a broken handrail on stairs
· Absence of necessary handrails
· Allowing carpets or rugs to be torn, wrinkled, and left unsecured
· Blocking pathways with obstructions
· Failure to remove and repair a leak in time
· Ignoring reported incidents of hazards
Allowing hazardous conditions to continue would expose one to legal responsibility.
The Benefits of Hiring a Slip and Fall Lawyer
A slip-and-fall lawyer can help build a strong case and seek the insurance claim you deserve by:
· Investigating the case to establish liability on the part of the property owner
· Assessing the cause of the fall to determine if the owner contributed to the circumstances
· Researching to demonstrate if the landlord was aware of the safety hazard
· Preventing the victim from accepting an unfair settlement
· Representing the victim in court if the case goes to trial
· Advocating for compensation that covers future losses
· Complying with any applicable deadlines
· Submitting the necessary paperwork and litigation requirements
We Are Here to Help
The attorneys at the Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell & Associates are highly experienced and dedicated to assisting accident victims with recovering the compensation they deserve. With more than four decades of legal practice in the state, the team has successfully achieved substantial compensation for numerous clients, many of whom are referrals from satisfied past clients.
Slip and fall accidents can lead to costly medical bills and financial losses. To ensure you receive the funds you are entitled to, it is important to work with a lawyer who is knowledgeable in this specific area of law. With the Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell and Associates, you can be assured of quality legal representation that can help you receive justice.
Based in New York, we serve all of NYC, Yonkers, Nassau, Westchester, and the surrounding communities.
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