New York Grand Central Station Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
From the subway and train tracks below to the ticketing area above, and all the corridors and stairs connecting them both, the possible sites for a slip and fall accident in New York Grand Central Station are too numerous to count. Add to the mix the restaurants in the dining concourse and numerous retail stores, newsstands, and coffee shops, and you realize that slip and falls can occur in many areas of this massive complex.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in New York Grand Central Station that was caused by the negligence of another person, a business or a government agency, you should not have to bear the expenses, losses, and emotional trauma of the event.
Knowing how to begin to seek the compensation you deserve can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the experienced and dedicated legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is ready and able to handle all aspects of this process for you. When you choose our law firm to take on your case, we will investigate your accident, negotiate with insurers, and represent you in a court of law, if necessary.
Best of all, you pay us nothing unless and until we win your case. Call us today at (516) 932-0400.
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and falls can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Frequently, the resulting injury amounts to nothing more than bruising or a few days of soreness that passes. However, in many cases, a slip and fall can create serious injuries—even death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of important facts about falls, 20% of falls cause serious injuries. The CDC names the following as examples of common, fall-related injuries:
- Broken bones (ankles, arms, wrists, hip, and so on)
- Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (and more)
- Emotional trauma
The psychological effect of falling is one outcome not typically discussed—but frequently experienced. If a slip and fall victim decreases their physical activity for fear of falling, it will very likely impact their quality of life in other ways.
Common Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents
A trip and fall can happen as the result of a myriad of oversights on a given property, especially one the size and complexity of Grand Central Station. Some common of slip and fall accidents include:
- Spills or slippery floors
- Uneven or worn steps
- Broken or nonexistent handrails
- Broken flooring or loose tiles
- Melted snow or ice
- Obstacles in walkways
- Inadequate lighting
Regardless of what caused your slip and fall at Grand Central Station, you have the right to pursue compensation for damages. The slip and fall accident attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will review your case free of charge and explain your legal options. Call us today at (516) 932-0400.
When a slip and fall happens on someone else’s property, we draw on the laws of premises liability to identify the at-fault party and establish their liability.
In New York, if your slip and fall injury was caused by the property owner’s negligence, you may have a premises liability case. To establish your case, your attorney will typically have to prove the following:
- Your presence on the property at the time of the accident was foreseeable
- The property owner knew about the hazardous condition or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known about it.
- The property owner failed to fix the hazard, adequately warn occupants of the hazard, and/or take steps to prevent injury while the hazardous condition persisted.
- The property owner’s negligence caused the accident and the accident caused your injury.
The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will investigate your accident by: Visiting the scene, interviewing witnesses, taking photos and videos as well as trying to obtain photos and video that may have captured the accident itself and the time leading up to the accident; Obtaining accident reports, checking safety records for the facility, and depending upon the unique aspects of your case, working with engineering experts to bring to light all details of the physical factors that caused your accident so as to build the strongest case of negligence on your behalf.
Recoverable Types of Damages in a Slip and Fall Accident
No two premises liability cases are exactly the same, so the amount you recover from a slip and fall accident at Grand Central Station may differ from what another victim received.
Some of the types of damages you could receive in a settlement or jury award include:
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other items of damages that are unique to your individual circumstances
Our lawyers will explore and document all the ways in which your slip and fall injuries have cost you financially, physically, and emotionally. We will assign values to these losses, present them to the insurer or responsible government agency and negotiate on your behalf to get you the settlement you deserve.
If the responsible insurance company or government agency does not agree to an appropriate settlement, depending upon the particular facts of your case, we are able to take the matter to civil court and represent you in the presentation of your case to a judge and jury.
If your loved one died in a slip and fall accident at Grand Central Station, we extend to your heartfelt condolences. There may be other forms of compensation available to you in a wrongful death case. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. offers wrongful death representation to allow your family space from the legal proceedings to grieve. We are committed to fighting for and winning the compensation you need and the justice that your departed loved one deserves.
New York’s Statute of Limitations
The moment your accident occurs, a clock begins to tick, counting down the days you have left to take action on any legal claim resulting from your injuries. The amount of time you have is specified in New York’s statute of limitations. In addition to the statute of limitations, there are other time-limitations that govern claims and litigated cases calling for action, typically in the form of filing a notice in a legally technical manner. Especially if a government agency or public authority is involved, some of these time periods may be quite short.
As you struggle with your injuries and your new normal, it can be too easy to let that time slip away. This compounds the hardships caused by your injuries by potentially closing off the legal avenues to compensation that timely action would have allowed you to pursue. By hiring a New York Grand Central Station slip and fall accident lawyer early in the process, you can rest assured that your right to sue is being managed along with all the legal paperwork and communications. Additionally, with respect to gathering evidence while it is “fresh” (as in statements from witnesses, or video before it is erased,) and working on every aspect of your case, from a precise understanding of how the accident happened, to specific medical details of your diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis, to uncovering every dollar of potentially available insurance coverage from the at-fault party, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to win the best possible results for you.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Will Help You with Your Grand Central Slip and Fall Case
The attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. want to help you get the compensation you deserve after your slip and fall at Grand Central Station. We are passionate advocates for the injured people of New York. When you contact our office, our multilingual staff will be eager to get you started on the road to recovery.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation.