If you fall and get hurt while walking on someone else’s property, you might think it’s your fault. However, injured individuals who seek advice from slip and fall attorneys often find they can claim damages from one or more individuals or companies. These answers below may help you understand what personal injury law provides if you have such an accident.
Typical Questions Slip & Fall Attorneys Answer
If I fall down on a city sidewalk or in a municipal office, should I file a claim?
Cities have a duty to keep their property safe and in good repair. If you were injured due to the municipality’s failure to maintain its sidewalk or premises properly, you may have a good claim against it. Special deadlines and notice requirements often apply when pursuing claims against governments.
Who is responsible if I fall in the lobby of an office building while leaving an appointment?
It depends. The building owner, business tenant, and management company could all be held liable if they knew about hazardous conditions but did not correct them in a reasonable time period.
How much is my slip and fall case worth?
The value of a claim depends on numerous factors, including your age and physical condition before and after the accident. The type and severity of the injury, length and completeness of your recovery, and any scarring or disfigurement can also play a role. Additionally, your attorney can seek compensation for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Do I need an attorney to pursue a claim?
Consulting a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible is the best way to protect your rights. Your attorney will ensure that all legal deadlines are met, required notices are sent, everyone with legal responsibility is held accountable and be your advocate for full compensation for your claim.
Slip and fall attorneys at Neimark & Neimark, Rockland County’s premier personal injury firm, located in New City, NY, offer more than 40 years of experience in representing injured individuals in Orange and Rockland counties. These attorneys are dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome in each case entrusted to them. Visit their website to learn more about how they can serve you, connect with them on Twitter, or call (888) 725-7424 to schedule your free initial consultation.