A North Bellmore slip and fall accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., can handle your insurance claim and navigate the lawsuit process on your behalf if you suffered fall injuries while visiting someone else’s property. When a customer, guest, or other visitor slips or trips and falls, the property owner or occupier can be held liable under certain circumstances.
The team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will review the details of your fall accident today to determine your rights and whether you can recover compensation. Call (516) 932-0400 now for your free consultation.
Fall Accidents and Injuries in North Bellmore and Elsewhere on Long Island
Falls cause injuries ranging from minor scrapes and bruises to catastrophic traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, and other serious conditions. In general, there are three types of falls:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Falls from an elevated area, such as from a set of steps or a porch
Under New York State case law, property owners owe those who come onto their property a duty of care. This includes preventing injuries when reasonably possible.
As the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) explains, this duty was confirmed in the seminal case of Basso v. Miller (1976). Because of the duty created, a fall victim is able to hold the property owner and occupier, such as a lessee or another party tasked with maintaining the property, accountable for unreasonable and foreseeable hazards.
The hazards that trigger slips, trips, and other falls are numerous. Anything left or spilled in the walkway, poor cleaning or maintenance, and problems with the flooring, ground, or pavement are common.
Learn more about your case and your options based on what caused your fall, where it occurred, and other details by calling Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., now at (516) 932-0400.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer serving North Bellmore, call 516-932-0400
Let Our Team Handle Your Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Case
A North Bellmore slip and fall accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will handle your fall case based on a contingency fee arrangement if our passionate advocates for the injured believe you have a viable case. This means we only earn our legal fee if and when we recover compensation for you. You can rest assured that you need never have an out-of-pocket cost in connection with your accident injury case. When we accept a premises liability case and begin to take steps to hold the landowner or another party liable, these steps include:
- Keeping you updated on your case
- Identifying liable parties
- Communicating with all parties for you
- Gathering evidence to support your claim or lawsuit
- Determining a value for your case
- Fighting relentlessly to win the best possible outcome for you
We develop strong cases based on evidence that may include accident reports, video of the fall when available, witness statements, photographs of the hazard, a survey of the scene, your medical records, and more.
We also work with expert witnesses to prove what happened, the severity of your injuries, your prognosis, and the value of your losses. Among the experts, we consult with are medical doctors, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
The team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., meets with clients and potential clients on Long Island and elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. Call (516) 932-0400 now for a free consultation.
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Recoverable Damages Based on Your Premises Liability Case
The recoverable damages in a North Bellmore fall accident depend on the value of your case, including current and future costs and losses as well as your non-economic damages. Your claim or lawsuit could recover the following types of damages:
Ambulance transportation, emergency department care, hospitalization, outpatient treatment, rehabilitation, and related costs are all generally included. Estimated future care costs may also be available.
Lost wages, missed benefits, and future lost income if you cannot return to your previous job are all recoverable losses.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and other intangible losses are often recoverable.
If your family faces this tragic circumstance, you could recover wrongful death damages.
We Must Consider the Deadlines in Personal Injury Accident Cases
When it comes to navigating the lawsuit process, there are deadlines we must keep in mind. One is the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit, New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214, which generally allows three years for a personal injury case to be filed with the court. There are also other strict limits, such as the 90-day period for filing a notice of your injuries if you fell on government property, per New York General Municipal Law § 50-E.
Some deadlines do not have a set date, but we must keep them in mind anyway. This includes going to work quickly after a fall to gather evidence. Some evidence lasts only days or weeks. Surveillance cameras regularly record over older videos, witnesses’ memories fade, and some evidence disappears because it is left in the liable party’s hands.
The faster we get to work on your case, the better the chances we will identify and collect key evidence to prove negligence and liability in your case.
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We Review Cases for Free for North Bellmore Slip and Fall Victims
A North Bellmore slip and fall accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will help you seek to hold the landowner responsible if you were hurt because of an unreasonable hazard on their property. Our team offers complimentary case consultations and will review the facts of your case with you today. We will explain your rights and what we believe you should do based on the details of your accident and injuries.
To learn more about your case and get answers to the questions you have, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., now at (516) 932-0400. We have multilingual staff members standing by to help you.