Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer

New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer

New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Our Aggressive New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer represents seriously injured victims of Trip and Fall Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, and Other Accidental Injuries caused by dangerous conditions in stores and other premises. Our personal injury law firm aggressively represents clients who sustained serious injuries as a result of many types of premises accidents throughout New York State, including trip and fall accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other accidental injuries caused by:

•Torn carpeting
•Defectively constructed sleeping loft
•Slippery floor in supermarket, store, office building, apartment building lobby, etc.
•Broken, uneven, or other hazardous conditions of floors, walkways, sidewalks, etc.
•Dangerous conditions of stores, offices, and other premises
•Broken pole protruding from walkway
•Broken pavement in a parking lot, gas station, etc.
•Improper maintenance, repair or cleaning
•Careless or improper snow removal
•Garbage dumpster on sidewalk
•Obstructions on a walkway
•Inadequate lighting
•Broken step
•Defective or improperly repaired staircase
•Staircase with missing railing
•Loose railing on staircase
•Hidden stairway
•Elevator malfunction, including improper leveling
•Broken glass in a drink
•Insufficient supervision at a school, camp, roller rink, etc.
•Overcrowding in a night club
•Improper security
•Dog bites
•Other dangerous or defective conditions
•Other negligence

Michael W. Goldstein, an experienced New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer, has successfully represented many clients who were seriously injured as a result of dangerous conditions in stores, restaurants, night clubs, office buildings, apartment buildings, subway stations (including platforms, stairways, turnstiles, etc.), parking lots, walkways and sidewalks.  Many types of hazards are caused by negligent ownership, maintenance, repair or supervision.  Michael W. Goldstein’s vast experience representing clients injured in premises accidents is not limited to the routine trip and fall, or slip and fall cases.  In addition, he has successfully represented clients who sustained serious injuries in accidents caused by hidden stairways, improperly attached railings, inadequate illumination, and various other hazardous conditions.

Injuries Sustained in Stores, Restaurants, Apartment Buildings, and Other Premises

Injuries sustained in various types of premises can be caused by many different types of dangerous conditions. Some common conditions that may cause an accidental premises injury include broken, cracked or deteriorated walkways, staircases, sidewalks or floors; slippery floors; unforseen obstructions; poor lighting conditions, etc.

Defenses Often Raised by Defendants Include “Open and Obvious” Conditions, “Assumption of Risk”, “Comparative Negligence”

Defendants’ insurance companies and attorneys will often claim that the conditions were insignificant, or alternatively, that the conditions were “open and obvious” or readily observable, and therefore, should have been avoided by the injured plaintiff. They may also claim that the injured person “assumed the risk” when he or she proceeded ahead despite seeing the dangerous conditions. They may also claim that the injured party was completely or partially at fault in some way. Defense lawyers may also claim that their client was not the party responsible for inspecting, maintaining, or repairing the dangerous conditions.

Your personal injury lawyer should be prepared to address these defenses, and to prove that the defendants’ negligence in owning, leasing, inspecting, maintaining and/or repairing the premises was the cause of the accident and injuries. Our vast experience practicing personal injury law since 1979 makes us eminently prepared to meet these challenges head on, and to prove the fault of the responsible parties.

Comparative Negligence

New York State is a comparative negligence jurisdiction. Therefore, when an accident in New York State is caused either partially or completely by the defendant’s negligence, even if the injured plaintiff was partially at fault, the plaintiff is entitled to recover monetary damages for the injuries sustained, however the amount recoverable will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributable to the plaintiff.  Our experienced New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer can explain  how the legal concept of comparative negligence might affect your New York accident case.

Medical & Hospital Expenses & Lost Wages

Many insurance policies covering premises include a Medical Payments endorsement, which provides for reimbursement of the costs of medical and hospital treatment for the injuries sustained in an accident on the insured premises. It should be noted that Medical Payments coverage usually has relatively small limits on the total amount payable for medical and hospital treatment for the injuries sustained. Therefore, the Medical Payments coverage will usually cover only a portion of the hospital and medical bills of a seriously injured person. Also, many insurance companies are very reluctant to make payments under this coverage. Furthermore, there are time limitations for filing an application for Medical Payments benefits. If you file an Application for Medical Payments benefits yourself, we recommend that you make sure you list all of your injuries, and that you keep a copy of the filed form, and give us a copy.

How Can Our New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer Help You?

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a premises accident in New York State, it is extremely important that your New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer take all steps necessary to ensure that you will be able to recover for your injuries. We zealously represent all of our clients who were seriously injured in a premises accident. We investigate the facts and circumstances of the accident, and gather evidence needed to prove the cause of the accident. We believe that our diligent and careful investigation, legal analysis and pretrial discovery enables us to establish the true cause of the accident, and overcome the defendant’s various defenses, including the ill-founded notion that the injured person should have seen the dangerous conditions before the accident, and avoided them.

Free Confidential Consultation

If you have been seriously injured due to an accident, and would like to discuss your case with a New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer, call our office for a free confidential consultation, or complete our questionnaire.

New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer Disclaimer

Visiting our New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer website, submitting any information via questionnaire or email, or discussing your case with us does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship with our law firm can only be established with the signing of a written retainer agreement prepared by our law firm.

Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future case or legal matter.

New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer Disclaimer

The New York personal injury, accidental injury, serious accident, or other personal injury legal information contained in this website is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor to create an attorney-client relationship or lawyer-client relationship. We recommend that you discuss your accident case with a New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer promptly, since there are strict time limitations that apply to New York injury cases.

This website is not intended to solicit clients for accident cases outside of New York State. However, our New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer does represent accident victims who live outside of New York, who sustained fractures or other serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision, hit & run accident, uninsured motorist accident, under-insured motorist collision, motorcycle collision, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, roller blade accident, in-line skating accident, premises accident, trip & fall accident, construction site accident, or on the job accident that occurred in New York State, as well as wrongful death or accidental death caused by a NY accident.

New York Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer representing accident victims who have sustained serious injuries in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County and upstate New York.

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