When A Slip, Trip Or Fall Changes Your Life
Trip-and-fall and slip-and-fall accidents are some of the most common premises liability cases. Since many of the property conditions that lead to such accidents can be swiftly repaired, after an accident it is important to quickly contact an experienced attorney to protect your interests. Also, photographs that depict the unsafe condition can be very helpful. (Use your phone to take pictures if you can.)
For decades, the personal injury attorneys of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., in New York City, have pursued premises liability cases against retail stores, apartment owners, property management companies and municipalities. Once we are hired, we begin interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence to prove that a dangerous property condition caused the accident.
Strong Lawyers For Your Premises Liability Claim
Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience representing people who have been injured in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. We have secured significant verdicts and settlements for clients who suffered head injuries, broken bones and back injuries in falls, such as those caused by:
- Broken or uneven sidewalks, cobblestones or pavement
- Slippery floor surfaces or floor coverings
- Oil, grease, water, liquids, food or garbage on the floor
- Wires or tripping hazards on the ground
- Uneven stairs or stairs with broken or missing handrails
- Poor lighting in stairwells
- Merchandise and carts blocking store aisles
We prepare all our cases for trial to ensure that our clients are in the best position to seek optimal compensation for their injuries, even if they settle prior to trial.
Sample Slip- or Trip-and-Fall Case Results
$650,000 settlement for premises liability for 50-year-old tenant who fell entering elevator in his apartment building that was misleveled, and suffered injuries to the neck and back. He required two laminectomy/fusion operations for the lumbosacral spine, but defendants argued that his surgery was due to a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred six years earlier.
$500,000 settlement for premises liability for woman who slipped and fell on oil in elevator which had been applied to the walls of the elevator to remove graffiti. She suffered herniated disc at L4-5 requiring surgery for fusion.
Contact Us For Help With Your Slip-And-Fall Injury
If you or a family member suffered a serious injury as a result of a property owner’s negligence, contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., by email, call our Manhattan offices locally at 212-732-4992 or call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW. We offer free initial consultations. We also handle these cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you will not owe attorney’s fees unless we secure money damages for you.