Brooklyn Slip & Fall Attorney

Brooklyn Slip & Fall Attorney

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to arrange a free consultation at (718) 802-1600. Without an experienced and aggressive Brooklyn slip and fall accident lawyer handling your premises liability claim, collecting the money you are entitled to may be difficult.

If your injuries are the result of a property owner’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and can help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.

How Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Slip and Fall Accident

How Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Slip and Fall AccidentBusinesses, restaurants, retail establishments, and their insurance companies will aggressively defend slip and fall accident claims. They’ll even go so far as to blame you for your own injuries.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys are familiar with the insurance company and defense counsel tactics. We will not allow you to be taken advantage of. When we represent you, we will fight for every dollar you are entitled to for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

When you call our experienced premises liability lawyers in Brooklyn for legal assistance, we will:

  • Listen to your story to understand how your injuries affect you
  • Handle all communication with insurance companies so you are not subject to manipulative strategies
  • Independently investigate your slip and fall accident to preserve evidence, including surveillance footage, photographs, and records of past accidents at the location where your accident occurred.
  • Value your case properly so you receive the maximum compensation you deserve
  • Limit your liability and defend against attempts to blame you for an accident.

At our law firm, all of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are only paid if we recover money for you. We advance all costs and fees and accept all of the risks for your case.

What Compensation is Available to Slip and Fall Accident Victims in New York?

What Compensation is Available to Slip and Fall Accident Victims in New York?After a slip, trip, or fall accident in Brooklyn, you may have the right to recover both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages make you financially whole, while non-economic damages compensate for the intangible losses associated with your traumatic event.

Our slip and fall attorneys in Brooklyn will fight to get you full compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • And more

We’ll bring in experts whenever necessary so that we are able to fully appreciate the value of your slip and fall accident case.

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur in Brooklyn?

Millions of people visit hospital emergency rooms each year with fall-related injuries. Slipping on a wet floor, tripping over a hazard, or falling due to a dangerous condition can be a life-changing event.

Accidents can occur in countless different locations, beyond the scope of any list. Slip and fall hazards can be found almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors, on private, public, or government property.

Some of the locations where we have handled slip and fall accidents include:

  • Airports
  • Amusement parks, like Coney Island
  • Apartment buildings
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Big box stores (Target, Walmart, etc.)
  • College campuses
  • Escalators and elevators
  • Government buildings
  • Grocery stores
  • Gyms
  • Home improvement stores
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Nursing homes
  • Office buildings
  • Retail stores
  • Schools
  • Subway stations

Many slip and fall accidents can be prevented when property owners and business owners take precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, we will do everything possible to simplify the process for you so that you can focus on recovery and healing.

To learn more about your legal rights after a slip and fall accident in New York, contact our Brooklyn slip and fall lawyers.

What Are Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in New York?

Some of the factors that may contribute to a slip and fall accident include:

  • Spilled products: A slip-resistant floor may become extremely unsafe when something is spilled on it. Spills in a grocery store or market can vary widely. Spilled liquids can be milk, juice, oil, sauce, syrup – virtually anything. Spilled solids can be rice, pasta, cereal, sugar, salt, etc.
  • Weather conditions: Brooklyn receives precipitation an average of 118 days a year. Icy walkways, melted snow, and puddles can create slippery floor surfaces which can cause people to fall.
  • Cluttered working environments: People are susceptible to tripping and falling in environments where extension cords and electrical wires are not properly secured
  • Poor lighting: If a business, office building, parking lot, or parking garage does not maintain safe conditions, they may be liable for resulting injuries. Adequate lighting must be provided, and failures/outages must be addressed once they are learned of.

Premises liability covers injuries beyond slip and fall accidents, including balcony collapse accidents, falling object accidents, toxic exposures, swimming pool accidents, and more. If you’ve suffered an injury on someone else’s property, call our Brooklyn slip and fall accident lawyers. We’ll help you fight to get the full value of your premises liability claim.

How Can Slip and Fall Accidents Be Prevented in Brooklyn?

According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the top 10 preventable injuries.

The following tips can reduce falls and related injuries:

  • Maintain clutter-free floors and walking surfaces
  • Close file cabinets and drawers when not in use
  • Keep traffic areas clear of phone cords, extension cords, and wiring
  • Install and maintain handrails along with steps and stairways
  • Arrange seating and furniture to allow open pathways
  • Maintain ample lighting, especially near steps and entrances.

With simple precautions, many fall injuries can be prevented. However, when an accident occurs, assigning blame is not simple. A lawyer can review your slip and fall case and determine if you have a valid negligence claim against a property owner, business owner, or government agency.

What are Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries?

Serious injuries that result from Brooklyn slip and fall accidents include:

Sprains and Strains

Stretching of ligaments, muscles, or tendons can cause painful soft-tissue injuries. These injuries can lead to lengthy rehabilitation and may require pain management

Broken Bones

Fractures to the hand or wrist are common after a fall. Emergency rooms even have a special name for them: FOOSH (fall onto the outstretched hand) fractures is one of the most common injuries resulting from a fall.

For adults over age 65, falls are attributed to 90% of bone fracture injuries. Ankle fractures such as trimalleolar fractures can be especially serious, as recovery can take months, during which victims may be unable to walk or even bear weight on an injury.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Sometimes people trip and fall and then strike their head against a counter, display, or shelf. Falls down flights of stairs can also lead to a head injury. Any fall that leads to striking the head can cause a mild, moderate, or severe concussion.

If you suffer headaches, seizures, slurred speech, or any unusual behavior or neurological symptoms following a fall, seek medical attention immediately. Brain injuries can cause permanent disability.

Meniscus Tear Injuries

Knee injuries may require extended rest or surgical repair.

No matter what type of injury you’ve sustained in a Brooklyn slip and fall, the Law Offices of Jay Knispel is here to help you seek financial justice. Contact us to get started with a free case evaluation today.

Can I Recover Compensation If I’m Blamed For a Slip and Fall Accident?

Simply being injured is not sufficient to guarantee compensation. If you were not paying attention and fell due to your own negligence, you may not be able to recover damages.  You must lawfully be on the property (not trespassing), and the owner must be negligent in dealing with the unsafe condition, and that negligence must have caused your injury.

At the very least, your damages could be reduced. New York has pure comparative negligence rules. Your financial award will be reduced in direct proportion to your share of the blame.

Our attorneys know that insurance companies, businesses, and property owners will be quick to “blame the victim.” We also know how to counter these tactics and help you safeguard your financial award. Don’t hesitate to call to discuss the details of your case today.

What Do You Need to Do Following a Brooklyn Slip and Fall Accident?

If you fall and suspect you are injured, there are three things you must do following your accident:

Notify the property owner or manager

It’s necessary to notify the manager or owner that the accident occurred. They may have a report form for you to fill out. Be cautious about signing any paperwork, as they may include various agreements or limit your ability to recover compensation.

Get medical attention immediately

Getting medical attention promptly is critical. It may be tempting to dust yourself off, ignore any pain, and go on with your day. You may think that if you wait until the next day, you will feel better. However, this can be a huge mistake.

Visiting an emergency room or urgent care will document your injuries and establish that you were hurt in an accident. It will be difficult to establish you were hurt if you did not see a doctor promptly after an accident. If your doctor recommends a follow-up visit with a specialist, be sure to follow through with their suggested course of care.

Don’t talk about your accident

Do not post on social media about your accident – or anything else. It may seem far-fetched but it is extremely common for insurance companies to hire private investigators to monitor and comb through social media accounts and find anything which could undermine your statements.

For example, if you make a personal injury claim saying your injuries have caused extreme pain and severe headaches, but then a video is posted of you laughing with a group of friends, opposing counsel may suggest your injuries are not as serious as you claim.

Speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help you protect your rights and get the money you deserve. You have a limited time to file a lawsuit – typically three years from the date of injury – so it’s important to get started on your case as soon as we can.

Contact our Brooklyn Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers For a Free Consultation

Many people do not realize they may be able to file an insurance claim after they slip and fall. Help is available after a slip and fall accident, and insurance policies often have substantial coverage.

However, cases involving premises liability in New York City can be extremely challenging, and difficult to win. Insurance companies will aggressively defend claims, but our Brooklyn slip and fall accident lawyers will fight for your rights.

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC offers a free consultation to listen to your story and review your case. Reach out to us today to see how we can help you.

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