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Slip and fall accidents, a class of premises liability accidents, are among the most common personal injury cases in New York and throughout the United States. These accidents can occur at home, in the workplace, or on the premises of another party. In fact, a surprising 8 million people visit emergency rooms each year because of injuries suffered from a slip and fall accident.

Trip and fall accidents are also a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.

There are several different types of slip and fall injuries included below:

  • Slippery surface falls
  • Stairway accidents
  • Falls from a terrace or balcony
  • Parking ramp falls
  • Sidewalk falls
  • Bathtub and shower falls

At TonaLaw, our experienced lawyers know how to fight for your right to compensation after you’ve been injured in a slip and fall incident. We offer free, no-obligation consultations for anyone who has suffered an injury due to someone else’s actions or negligence. To speak with a Long Island slip and fall attorney, call us at 1-833-TONALAW or contact us online today.

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You Have a Right to Compensation

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Long Island, it’s important to remember that you have legal rights. One such right is seeking compensation from whoever caused your injury. During your free consultation, our experienced lawyers will evaluate all the details of your case to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to.

Compensation, or damages, is generally divided into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages are intended to compensate you for the real money you lost due to the incident. This includes medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more.

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are intended to compensate you for the less tangible losses you suffered. These include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment in life, and more.

In rare instances, punitive damages may also be assessed. These are intended to punish the defendant and discourage similar behavior in the future. However, punitive damages in New York are rare, especially in slip and fall cases. Our Long Island personal injury lawyers can help you determine what type of compensation you are entitled to.

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Categories of People Who May Be Injured in Slip and Fall Cases

Property owners owe a certain level of care to those who visit their property. However, the level of care owed depends on the category of person who is on the property. There are three categories: trespasser, licensee, and invitee. The level of care owed increases as you move down the list.

Trespassers

Trespassers are those who are on the property illegally or are in an area of the property that is marked off-limits. You may think you don’t owe any level of care to trespassers, but you would be wrong. If trespassing occurs frequently and the property owner is aware, they must provide warning of any dangers on the property to potential trespassers, such as signage indicating unstable walkways. Otherwise, there is little to no legal duty to trespassers who slip and fall on someone else’s property.

Licensees

Licensees are those who are permitted to be on a property but offer no financial benefit to the property owner by being there. Examples of licensees include plumbers, partygoers, and people entering a store to ask for directions, but not to shop. In general, property owners are only required to not cause intentional harm to licensees, including marking any hazards.

Invitees

Invitees are given the highest level of protection. These are people who visit a property for the financial benefit of the property owner, such as a shopper. Property owners must inspect their property to ensure all reasonable care has been taken to avoid injury to invitees. Otherwise, they may be held liable for any injuries that happen if an invitee slips and falls.

We Will Fight for You and Your Loved Ones

We have an established track record of financial recoveries for our slip and fall accident clients. The attorneys and support staff at our law office provide superior legal services for clients throughout Long Island, New York City, and New York State. We have a strong understanding of our clients’ needs and the strategies to effectively resolve your trip and fall accident case.

The TonaLaw Advantage

At TonaLaw, our sole mission is to help members of the Long Island community get the compensation they deserve if they’ve been injured. We know it can be intimidating to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit, if for no other reason than the perceived cost associated with doing so.

TonaLaw is a no-fee law firm – We get paid when we win your case!

You don’t owe us a dime upfront; we get paid from the compensation we win for you. We will review your case for free, and if you decide you don’t want to work with us, there’s no pressure to do so.

Contact a Long Island slip and fall lawyer at TonaLaw today at (631) 780-5355 or toll-free at 1-833-TONALAW or by filling in the form below for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work on your case – and the sooner we can get you the compensation you deserve.

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After getting rear ended while pregnant and suffering a back injury, I trusted Tona Law firm and I could not be anymore happier with the outcome of my case. Will definitely be using them in the future again if need be. All the staff here are wonderful and go out of their way to make sure you are on board with everything and I always had a call back before the end of the day!
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Cliff Ryan is very helpful and knowledgeable.
elizabeth H.
Thank you for all your help and patience. Any of my questions I had you guys answer me the same day. I’m very grateful I found a great team to help me solve my case. Keep up the great work.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your wonderful review Elizabeth! We are so grateful we were able to help you and give you a great experience. We know how important communication is and our personal injury team works hard to ensure every question you have is answered to the best of our ability. We appreciate your kind words.
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Aaron T.
Finding Tona Law to represent me and my family with my accident was nothing short of a blessing. Their entire team at the firm from Ana down to Thomas have not only shown exceptional professionalism and attention to detail, but they go above and beyond to make sure I was informed every step of the way concerning my case. I highly recommend them and if I ever find myself in a similar situation, I would not hesitate to reach out to them.
Response from the owner: Aaron, thanks so much for the kind words and trusting us with your case. You were cool, calm and collected the entire way through your case and your trust in us is truly valued. We made an amazing team together.
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It was a pleasure working with Tone law.. Thank you so much for your services..
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Thomas is a pleasure to speak to. He is knowledgeable, personable, and always willing to listen and provide advice. I recommend TonaLaw for Personal injury-related inquiries.
Response from the owner: Yehuda, thank you for your kind words, and generous five star review. I am always here if you need me.
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