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How Serious is a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?

Did you know that one of the largest slip and fall settlements was awarded for $15 million?

Most of us trip without much incident at least once or twice during the course of our lives. So when we hear about a “slip and fall accident“, it can be difficult to take the potential injuries very serious.

Yet for some people, slip and fall accidents can be debilitating and life changing.

Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents 

The most common injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Neck and spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Pelvic injuries

Long term complications can include chronic pain and fatigue, an inability to work the same job or career, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and more.

In older adults, a slip and fall can lead to a long-term loss of independence. Older adults are also three times as likely to die following a fall. Those who are aging simply don’t heal as quickly or as well as younger individuals do, which means they are far more likely to experience long-term health problems as the result of a trip and fall. 

As you can see, those who seek compensation for these injuries aren’t making mountains out of molehills.


It would be impossible to create a slip and fall case if someone hasn’t been negligence. While an unavoidable slip or trip can be tragic, the law isn’t set up to give money to every single person who gets hurt.

Instead, we ask those who fail to do as they should or who do as they shouldn’t to pay for the injuries they cause when they fail in their duty of care to other people. 

A slip and fall lawsuit is valid when the fall was the result of a maintenance issue that should have been addressed, or a result of a failure to warn people that a hazard exists. The person with the responsibility is usually the property owner on which the fall took place. For example, many falls occur at nursing homes, and the nursing home company might be responsible for failing to take appropriate precautions.

Get Help Today

You don’t have to second guess whether your slip and fall case is really serious enough to take to a personal injury attorney.

Instead, you can schedule a free case review. We’ll look at all the facts of your case and help you determine if it is reasonable to pursue compensation for your injuries. This compensation can help you meet the devastating expenses that can sometimes come with a slip and fall emergency.

Contact us to get started today.

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