Slip and fall accidents may result in a variety of injuries, including those that are long-term or permanent, require extensive medical treatment, and prevent you from returning to work. If another party is liable for your slip and fall accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation. We want to help.
A slip and fall accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. knows what it takes to hold a negligent property owner or occupier liable when you fall on their Long Island premises due to an unaddressed hazard. Count on us for a complimentary consultation and case evaluation, as well as other client-friendly services.
In This Article
- Let Our Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Help You
- Calculating Long Island Slip and Fall Accident Injury Damages
- Types of Cases Our Long Island Trip and Fall Lawyers Handle
- Types of Injuries Resulting From Slip and Fall Accidents on Long Island
- Deadline to File a Long Island Lawsuit for Slip and Fall Injuries
- Call for a No-Cost Consultation and Discuss Hiring a Lawyer From Our Firm
Let Our Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Help You
We provide compassionate legal representation on Long Island and throughout metropolitan New York so victims of negligence can focus on healing. Our services are available for no upfront fees, and you owe nothing unless we win, so you can trust that we will give your case the attention it deserves.
Our team offers assistance in English, Spanish, Bengali, Tamil, Greek, and Kannada. If you hire us to represent you, we will:
Provide Proactive Communication
We keep you regularly apprised of your case status. If you have any questions, you can call, text, or email us. Our legal team is always available to assist you and answer your questions. We also leave all the decisions in your case up to you, though our team will make sure you are well informed on all the available options.
There is no need to worry if you are unsure of who is liable in your case. Through our investigation, we will identify the owner of the premises or another party who is legally responsible for maintaining the property where you fell. Liable parties could include:
- A homeowner
- A business owner
- A landlord
Represent You in All Meetings and Discussions Regarding Your Case
From the moment we sign onto your case, our team will take over communications with all parties involved. If the other party’s insurer or representative reaches out to you for information, we encourage you to direct them to us. Our attorneys can protect you from providing any statements that could interfere with your eligibility for damages.
Build a Strong Case for You Based on the Evidence We Collect
Our firm will put the whole of its resources to work for you. We investigate your accident, determine who was at fault, and identify the liable parties. Throughout this process, we will collect evidence to support your case, including:
- Accident scene photos
- Surveillance video
- Accident report
- Witness statements
- Safety records
We may call on experts (e.g., doctors, vocational specialists, engineers) to provide their opinions or testimony in support of your case. For example, a medical expert may testify about the prognosis of your injuries, while a vocational specialist may testify about your capacity to work.
Determine how Much and what Kind of Damages You Qualify to Seek
Calculating the damages you qualify to recover is not always straightforward. Some come with a financial value automatically attached (e.g., medical bills). However, others require us to assign a monetary value to them (e.g., pain and suffering).
Our priority when we represent you is to ensure we account for all your losses and expenses, so you don’t miss out on any recoverable compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-932-0400
Calculating Long Island Slip and Fall Accident Injury Damages
Damages in a premises liability case come in several categories, often beginning with medical bills. You could qualify to recover compensation for the following types of financial damages related to medical care:
- Emergency room treatment
- Ambulance transport
- Physician and surgeon consultations
- Hospital stays
- Medical tests
- Physical therapy
- Assistive devices
- Accessibility modifications to your home
If your injuries require future or ongoing treatment, we will consult medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists to project the future cost of your care. Any medical debt you inherited after a loved one passed from their injuries is also often recoverable.
Other Economic Damages
In addition to compensation for medical costs, you could also have the right to pursue compensation for other types of economic damages, including:
- Lost wages and benefits to date
- Projected future loss of income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Other out-of-pocket costs
In a wrongful death case, expenses for funeral and burial or cremation services fall into this category.
Compensation for Intangible Losses
You also have the right to pursue compensation for non-economic damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Impaired quality of life
A Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. slip and fall injury accident lawyer will fight for the compensation you deserve based on the facts of your case.
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Types of Cases Our Long Island Trip and Fall Lawyers Handle
A slip or trip and fall can occur anywhere, but businesses are common locations in these cases. Some factors and scenarios that frequently cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Missing handrails on stairways and inclines
- Unmarked curbs and steps
- Freshly mopped or otherwise wet floors from spills or leaks
- Cracked and uneven sidewalks
- Inadequate indoor or outdoor lighting
- Snow and ice accumulation
- Torn floor mats and rugs
- Unsecured electrical cords and cables
- Building code violations
- Safety code violations
Property owners must keep their properties in a reasonably safe condition. When necessary, they must warn visitors of and resolve dangers promptly. If the property owner knew or should have known of a hazard and failed to give you adequate warning or correct it, they may be liable if it caused your injury.
Types of Injuries Resulting From Slip and Fall Accidents on Long Island
Slip and fall accidents cause a variety of severe injuries depending on the circumstances of the incident, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Hip fractures
Our services are available to you if you suffered one of these or similar injuries on someone else’s property. When we represent you, our team will gather evidence of the hazard that caused the fall and the resulting injuries to support your financial recovery case.
If a loved one died because of a slip and fall accident on Long Island, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We consider it a special privilege to represent the surviving family members of slip and fall accident wrongful death victims. We are determined to win the compensation you need and that justice your departed loved one deserves.
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Deadline to File a Long Island Lawsuit for Slip and Fall Injuries
You have a limited time to take legal action for injuries you or your loved one sustained in a Long Island slip and fall accident. If you fail to act before New York State’s statute of limitations expires, the law may bar you from filing your lawsuit at all. Separate deadlines apply to personal injury and wrongful death cases:
- New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214 for personal injury
- Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 for wrongful death
Contact our team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today to get started before time runs out.
Call for a No-Cost Consultation and Discuss Hiring a Lawyer From Our Firm
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you fight for the compensation you need to pay your bills and get medical treatment after a slip or trip and fall incident on Long Island. If you seek damages after losing a loved one, one of our wrongful death attorneys would be honored to represent your family.
Get a no-cost legal consultation with our team to begin the process. Contact us today for your free case review and find out how a slip and fall accident lawyer will handle your Long Island claim or lawsuit.