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Bronx Slip & Fall Accident Attorney

Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents & Premises Liability Claims

Property owners in the Bronx have the responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment to those who use that property: tenants, customers, visitors, etc. When they neglect this responsibility, a slip and fall accident may result. This type of accident can be quite harmful, causing spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. If this has happened to you or someone you know you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.

Specifically, this is a premises liability case to obtain financial compensation for your injuries and suffering. If it was a work environment where the accident was caused, workers' compensation does not always provide all that you may be legally entitled to. Whatever the circumstances of your slip and fall accident, you need to immediately contact a Bronx personal injury lawyer at our firm for an initial consultation.

Examples of Slip and Fall Accidents

Example 1
A man slips and falls while walking on a city sidewalk because the pavement was severely cracked and uneven, with no cones or warning signs to indicate safety risk.

Example 2
A women slipped while walking down the stairs of her apartment building. Because there were no handrails, as is required by law, the women fell and injured herself.

Example 3
Due to inadequate lighting, a man was injured at work after slipping and falling. The lack of proper lighting limited his vision, causing him to trip and fall.

Elements of a Slip and Fall Accident Claim

Simply slipping and falling on someone else's property does not warrant a lawsuit. There are certain elements that must be in place to establish a successful claim of this nature.

  1. It must be established that the defendant owned or operated the property at the time of the accident;
  2. It must be established that the defendant failed to eradicate safety hazards and/or provide a safe premises for visitors;
  3. It must be established that the defendant's negligence led to the plaintiff becoming injured; and
  4. The plaintiff must have experienced real injuries as the result of the accident.

Retaining a Bronx Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

There are, unfortunately, property owners and insurance companies that are not often willing to properly compensate the victim in a slip and fall accident. It is not uncommon in our experience to find that an owner, who was negligent in maintaining his or her property, may not have sufficient or any insurance to cover such accidents. They will try and avoid having to pay anything. Insurance companies will often try and pay as little as possible. You may be offered a settlement by either the property owner or his or her insurance company.

Without reliable legal representation, you may accept an offer much lower than what you are entitled. An aggressive and effective lawyer from our firm will not let that happen. We will fight for all that you deserve. We are recognized in the Bronx for our strong support of the community and you will find us compassionate towards your situation and tenacious towards your case. Contact a Bronx slip and fall lawyer today if you have sustained injuries in a slip & fall accident in the Bronx.

The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. - Bronx Personal Injury Attorney
Located at 5600A Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463.
Phone: (212) 964-5777.
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