A New York slip and fall injury lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you seek an award after a fall injury. New York law may allow you to hold the property owner responsible if you suffered injuries because of a slip or trip hazard on their property. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC our team knows how to prove these cases and put a fair value on your losses. This could allow us to reach a just settlement or secure an award in court.
Let us evaluate your case today for free. You may have a right to take legal action against the owner or occupier of the property where you fell. Call 800-959-1444 today to learn more.
Slips and Falls Are a Common Type of Personal Injury Accident
Falls, including slips and falls, are among the most common types of personal injury accidents in New York. While many lead to only minor injuries and do not require hospitalization or cause the victim to miss time away from work, others are much more serious. Injuries in a fall may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back or spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Joint injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Abrasions and contusions
- Other injuries
When a visitor to a property suffers injuries in a fall caused by a hazard, the property owner may be legally responsible. According to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), New York case law–Basso v. Miller, 40 N.Y.2d 233 (1976)–dictates that property owners and occupiers have a duty to guests and other visitors. They must keep others who come onto their property safe from any hazards that are unreasonable and foreseeable. This includes hazards that could cause:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Falls from a height
- Falls on stairs
- Falls in parking lots or other exterior areas
This applies to fall injuries that occur on private property, including homes, in stores, restaurants, and other businesses, and on government property. If you fell and suffered injuries in any of these locations, you may be able to file a claim and hold the property owner accountable. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free review of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving New York, call 800-647-3113
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Does Not Shy Away from Tough Cases
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC we know how to navigate the personal injury claims and legal processes in New York. If you suffered injuries in a fall or another type of premises liability case, and we believe there is evidence to prove your case, we can help. We take on these cases on a contingency basis. You will not owe us anything unless we get an award for you.
Our goal is to hold the property owner accountable and recover a settlement or another payout for our clients. We believe that fall victims should not have to suffer further injury or loss because of their fall, which occurred because of no fault of their own. We believe the property owner who put your health and safety at risk should be responsible for your related expenses, not you.
To this end, we will:
- Identify the liable party or parties
- Investigate the cause of your fall
- Verify and document your injuries and losses
- Gather evidence to show foreseeability and liability
- File a claim and/or personal injury lawsuit
To learn more about how a New York slip and fall injury lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you with your case, reach out to our team for your complimentary initial consultation today.
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Recoverable Losses in a New York Slip and Fall Injury Accident
Ben Crump Law, PLLC will pursue an award in your case based on the losses you endured. This may include a wide range of current and future expenses, intangible losses, and other damages, including:
- Medical care expenses
- Ongoing care costs for permanent impairments
- Medical devices and products
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering and other noneconomic damages
- Wrongful death
Statutes of Limitations Apply in New York Fall Accident Cases
New York law sets deadlines for filing a personal injury lawsuit after suffering fall injuries. While this is not always necessary, it provides an important last resort for many victims and also serves as leverage to convince the property owner’s insurance company to offer a fair settlement to avoid an expensive trial.
The deadlines in fall cases in New York include three years for injuries under CPLR 214(5) or two years for a wrongful death in a fall, per EPTL 5-4.1. The deadlines for taking action when the fall occurred on municipal or other government property may be much shorter.
Missing the deadline that applies to your case could make it difficult to negotiate a payout from the insurance company and possibly prevent you from recovering a financial award at all. As long as we know about your case with sufficient time to do so, we will protect your rights and ensure you meet these and any other deadlines.
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If you suffered injuries in a New York fall and you required medical care, time away from work, or experienced other expenses and losses, you may be able to seek and secure a financial award in your civil case. New York law may allow us to pursue a case against the property owner or occupier where you fell.
A New York slip and fall injury lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you with your case and hold the negligent property owner responsible.
Call 800-959-1444 today to discuss your case with a member of our team and learn more about your options. Our case reviews are always free.