If you or a loved one was hurt in a slip and fall accident, we will help you hold the property owner or other liable party financially responsible. Our team will identify the at-fault party, assign a financial value to your injuries, and build a strong case file that establishes your right to compensation. We will then proceed to negotiate a favorable settlement for you. While no proposed settlement would ever be finalized unless and until you authorize us to accept an offer on your behalf, we will do all the work required to reach that point. It is our hope that you will focus on your medical treatment and recovery
If you were injured in Massapequa, a trip or slip and fall accident lawyer from our firm team will help you fight for compensation for your medical treatments, income loss, and pain and suffering. Our team will also navigate the statute of limitations to protect your case.
In This Article
- Damages You Could Recover from a Trip and Fall Accident
- Recoverable Damages Have a Time Limit
- The Benefits of Hiring the Team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
- Call a Team Member for a Free Consultation
Damages You Could Recover from a Trip and Fall Accident
The person or entity whose negligence led to your accident should bear financial responsibility for its consequences. Accordingly, you could seek the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- In-home medical care
- Wage and income loss
- Property damage
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our team will uncover the value of each aspect of your injuries. We also ensure the future costs of your medical care and intangible damages are included in your valuation. Doing so protects you from having to pay these expenses on your own, even after your case settles.
The Loss of a Loved One Could Lead to Additional Recoverable Damages
If the loss of a loved one in a slip and fall accident is what has led you to this page, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. As a surviving family member of a slip and fall accident wrongful death victim, you could request additional compensation for:
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium (Typically, this refers to the special nature of loss suffered by a person whose spouse has passed away.)
There could also be other expenses related to the loss of your loved one that entitle you to additional compensation. While your family copes with this unexpected loss and emotional recovery, our client-support-focused legal team will assess your losses, handle your claim and lawsuit, and fight for your financial recovery.
Damage Awards for Previous Slip and Fall Clients
Our team fights hard for every client we represent with the goal of securing the best possible outcome. With our help, previous slip and fall clients have received:
- $1,162,301 for an apartment building tenant who suffered coccyx and back injuries after falling on a slippery area
- $1,000,000 for a retail store employee who suffered an ACL rupture and a fracture of the tibial plateau
- $780,000 for the tenant of an apartment building who suffered a leg injury after falling on a patch of icy sidewalk
- $725,000 for a 31-year-old Bronx woman who suffered a back injury when she slipped and fell on rice from a ripped bag in a store
While you concentrate on restoring your health, we will build your lawsuit and negotiate the settlement you deserve due to the at-fault party’s negligence. If the insurer for the at-fault party refuses to make an appropriate settlement offer, we are able to present your case to a judge and jury and argue for the compensation you are entitled to and the justice you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer serving Massapequa, call 516-932-0400
Recoverable Damages Have a Time Limit
State laws determine the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after a slip and fall accident. The following state laws determine filing deadlines for most cases:
- Personal injury statute of limitations – New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214
- Wrongful death statute of limitations – Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1
Failing to understand and comply with the deadline could lead to the dismissal of your suit. To avoid such a terrible consequence, a slip and fall accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will identify and comply with the relevant statute of limitations in Massapequa, in a timely and technically accurate manner.
Additional Reasons to Act Quickly
When you act before the statute of limitations expires, our team has time to canvas for witnesses, search for surveillance video, and thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your slip and fall accident. We will also look for accident, incident, and injury reports that substantiate your lawsuit.
The sooner you reach out for help, the more time we have to collect supportive evidence and documents to build a solid case for you.
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The Benefits of Hiring the Team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
Building a personal injury lawsuit is an overwhelming undertaking on your own. Our team provides guidance and support with multilingual staff to assist injured clients in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada. We will also:
- Update you on the progress of your case
- Help you identify all financially liable parties
- Handle all communications on your behalf
- Gather, organize, and present evidence
- Assign an accurate value to your case
We are passionate advocates for injured clients and will fight hard for your monetary compensation. A team member will meet you anywhere in the New York metropolitan area and help ensure your case is complete, accurate, and filed on time.
Our Team will Find Expert Witnesses to Support Your Case
We will represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means you are able to start fighting for compensation with no upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. When indicated, we retain the services of expert witnesses, including:
- Health care experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Life-care planners
You do not have to build your personal injury lawsuit alone. Our team is committed to your fight for compensation and to negotiating the best possible settlement for you. If your case goes to court, we will represent you at trial and tirelessly continue the fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Call a Team Member for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured in a slip or trip and fall accident, our team is on your side. Get help fighting for financial compensation in Massapequa from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. by calling today.