Trip, Slip And Fall

Did A Property Owner’s Mistake Cause Your Fall?

It is often easy to overlook the dangers that New Yorkers face on a daily basis just from walking down the street or moving from place to place, even inside a building. In Queens, as in all of New York, there is no shortage of old buildings and sidewalks in disrepair. It is up to property owners and managers to provide a safe place for the people who use their property; if they are neglectful or otherwise inattentive to dangerous conditions, they could be held liable when people are injured.

The lawyers at Simon & Gilman, LLP, will be there for you in your time of need if you are hurt in a slip-and-fall accident. We understand the nuances of New York’s laws that govern slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. We will help you prove that the owner had a duty to care toward your safety, and because they did not meet it, they owe you damages you have suffered because of your accident.

How Slip-And-Fall Accidents Happen

It’s not just the elderly who can suffer an injury from tripping or slipping. People of all ages and mobility levels could suffer injuries as a result of these situations, ranging from broken bones and torn ligaments to facial lacerations and head injuries. Some common situations that lead to injuries include:

  • Ice and/or snow that is left unshoveled or is allowed to repeatedly thaw and refreeze on sidewalks or driveways
  • Stairs that are broken, not up to code or otherwise damaged
  • Carpeting that is frayed, torn or improperly affixed to the floor
  • Floors that are slippery due to moisture or being improperly cleaned

The personal injury attorneys at Simon & Gilman, LLP, will review the causes of the accident and help you prove your case. We are as comfortable at the negotiating table working on a settlement as we are in the courtroom, seeking an award from a judge or jury.

We Will Help You Hold Negligent Parties Accountable

If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, call the dedicated lawyers at Simon & Gilman, LLP, at 800-672-4029 to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible. You can also reach us via our online contact form. Se habla español.