When A Slip Or A Trip Leads To A Serious Injury Or Fatality
For some reason, slip-and-fall accidents are often the subject of cartoons and comedy routines. In real life, however, slipping on a banana peel or icy surface, or tripping and falling down a staircase, is no laughing matter. Such an accident can result in serious or even catastrophic injury scenarios such as the following:
- A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury caused by a fall on an escalator
- A broken hip resulting from a fall on ice
- A fatal trip and fall on New York City subway station stairs
- A fatal plunge from a hotel balcony
- A fall from a sightseeing boat resulting in an injury or death
Obviously, none of these situations is comical in real life. At Greenberg Law P.C., we treat every slip-and-fall injury as a serious matter and prepare every case as if for trial.
Assessing The Severity Of Injuries
Some slip-and-fall injuries, such as head injuries, are temporarily or permanently catastrophic. Others respond to treatment and an injured person can look forward to full recovery. In either case, medical expenses and other financial losses add up quickly.
Even seemingly minor injuries may result in chronic pain and change someone’s quality of life significantly. Legal action may offer financial relief through one of these actions:
- Filing an injury claim with a property owner’s insurer
- Taking a premises liability lawsuit to court
For the representation that you need to win your case after a slip-and-fall accident on the job or in your private life in or near New York City, consult with a premises liability attorney at Greenberg Law P.C.
Were You Partially At Fault?
As we investigate your case and prepare to bring a premises claim or lawsuit, we will consider the statute of limitations (usually three years) and potential allegations of comparative fault if your legal opponent claims that you were partially to blame for one of the following reasons:
- Unsafe footwear
- Ignoring obvious dangers or warning signs
From our offices in Manhattan, we help people injured in falls prove they were not at fault. We serve clients throughout the metro area, statewide, and in New Jersey and Connecticut.
Turn To Our Accomplished Trial Lawyers For Reliable Counsel
The first step toward a successful premises liability case after a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident is to discuss your injuries with an experienced, dedicated attorney.