Trips and Falls

The Most Common Personal Injury

Slip & fall 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. Slip & fall accidents are a class of premises liability accidents.

Trip & fall accidents are also a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. There are several different types of slip & fall injuries included below:

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

You Have a Right to Compensation

As a slip & fall victim, it’s important you understand your right to recover full compensation for injuries caused by a negligent party or parties. For example, to be legally responsible for the injuries you suffered from slipping or tripping and falling on someone else’s property, one of the following must be true:

  1. The owner of the premises or an employee must have caused the spill, worn or torn spot, or other slippery or dangerous surface or item to be underfoot.
  2. The owner of the premises or an employee must have had prior knowledge of a dangerous surface but done nothing about it.
  3. The owner of the premises or an employee should have known of the dangerous surface and removed or repaired it.

There are many factors to consider under New York State law regarding slip & fall cases. Previous complaints about an existing hazard, for example, places added responsibility on the negligent party. Another important factor is determining the negligent party, whether it is the business, property owner, both, or another individual. Our personal injury lawyers at TonaLaw have acquired the skills and expertise to analyze these factors thoroughly.

We Will Fight for You and Your Loved Ones

We have an established track record of financial recoveries for our slip & 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.

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

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