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Queens Slip and Fall Accident LawyerWere you injured in a slip and fall accident in Queens, NY? A negligent property owner could be responsible for your damages. A skilled Queens slip and fall accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can fight to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Our legal team has been advocating for accident victims across NYC for more than 25 years. That hard work has paid off. We’ve already recovered tens of millions in compensation to help our injured clients get back on their feet.

We’re prepared to do the same for you. All you have to do is call our law firm in Queens, New York, to schedule a free consultation.

How The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in Queens

How The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Slip and Fall Accident in QueensFalls pose a serious risk of injury in New York City and across the U.S.. Most falls are preventable when proper safety precautions are taken.

You can’t control how others maintain their property. That’s why New York state personal injury laws give slip and fall victims the right to recover compensation from negligent property owners. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we can help you fight for every dollar you deserve.

When you hire our Queens personal injury lawyers to protect your best interests, you can count on a lawyer who will:

  • Perform a careful investigation to identify the cause of your fall
  • Identify all parties who share responsibility for your injuries
  • Work with experts and specialists to prove causation and liability
  • Negotiate a full and fair settlement on your behalf
  • Provide quality legal guidance and answers to your questions every step of the way

Don’t expect a property owner to step up and take responsibility. You’ll have to prove that you deserve compensation. Having a skilled Queens personal injury attorney in your corner increases your chances of recovering fair compensation.

Give us a call today if you’re interested in learning more about the potential value of your injury claim–and how we can fight to help you get every dollar.

How Common Are Slip and Fall Accidents in Queens?

How Common Are Slip and Fall Accidents in Queens?According to the New York Department of Health, fall-related injuries are the leading cause of hospitalization among both children and adults. Trip and fall accidents are also the leading cause of death for New Yorkers aged 45 and up.

In New York City, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization for nearly all age groups–and are by far the leading cause of emergency room visits.

Fall-related injuries tend to get more serious with age. Studies show that New Yorkers age 65 and up are far more likely to suffer serious injuries in a fall when compared with younger accident victims.

What is My Queens Slip and Fall Accident Case Worth?

Several factors are important in putting a fair value on your injury claim.

The two most important factors tend to include:

  • The severity of your injury
  • The value of your out-of-pocket expenses

To put a fair value on your claim, our slip and fall attorneys will ask questions about how the injury happened and how it has impacted your life.

For example, it’s important that we understand:

  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • The value of your lost wages and income
  • The emotional and psychological impact of the injury
  • The impact on your daily routine

Every single case is unique. To get a better approximation of what your slip and fall accident claim is worth, call for a free case evaluation today.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Slip and Fall Accident Victims?

At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll fight to recover the full range of damages available in personal injury cases.

In NYC slip and fall cases, available damages usually include:

Common types of economic damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost future earning potential
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing care
  • Funeral and burial costs if the fall was fatal

Examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium

You don’t have to let the insurance company dictate the value of your damages claim. To make sure you’re getting everything you deserve, call our slip and fall lawyers in Queens for a free case review today.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?It’s possible. New York comparative fault laws won’t automatically bar you from recovering damages if you’re partly responsible for the fall.

If you’re partly to blame, the property owner won’t be held liable for your share of the damage. If you’re 30% responsible, your settlement can be reduced by 30%–so that property owners are only liable for their fair share.

Property owners might try to use the shared fault rules to claim that:

  • You should have seen the danger
  • Your injuries were pre-existing
  • Your injuries were made worse because you were wearing the wrong shoes

At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our Queens slip and fall injury attorneys know how important it is to recover the maximum compensation possible. We’ll do everything we can to dispute your role in the fall.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

Falls can cause serious injuries. The severity of the injury will depend on how you hit the ground. For example, falling down a flight of concrete stairs might cause more serious injuries than tripping over a loose wire.

Slip and fall injuries often include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Back injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Hip fractures
  • Joint damage
  • Paralysis

You may also have a right to compensation even if you had an underlying medical condition prior to the fall. If the fall made the condition worse, the property owner can be held accountable.

What Causes Most Slip and Fall Accidents in Queens, New York?

Slips, trips, and falls are usually preventable. They happen because someone failed to take proper precautions to keep others safe. Often, they occur when a property owner doesn’t maintain the property in safe condition.

Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents in Queens include:

  • Slick or slippery floors
  • Uneven pavement
  • Potholes
  • A buildup of snow or ice
  • Broken or crumbling staircases
  • Missing handrails or guardrails
  • Debris and clutter
  • Loose cables or wires
  • Loose carpeting or floor mats
  • Inadequate lighting

Slip and falls can happen inside or outside. Both public and private property owners can be held liable when someone gets hurt.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?Slip and fall claims are covered under New York state premises liability laws. In other words, to have a valid damages claim, you have to prove that a property owner failed to keep their property reasonably safe for lawful visitors and guests.

The four basic elements of negligence are relevant in slip and fall cases.

To establish negligence, the victim has to offer proof of:

  • The defendant’s duty of care
  • Breach of the duty of care
  • Causation
  • Damages

The extent of the owner’s duty of care will depend on the reason you were visiting the property. Many slip and falls happen in business establishments like grocery stores and restaurants. When you’re visiting a business, you’re classified as an “invitee” for legal purposes.

Business owners owe a heightened duty of care to invitees.

They’re responsible for:

  • Fixing any hazards that they know about or reasonably should know about
  • Providing adequate warning if the unsafe condition cannot be corrected immediately
  • Conducting regular inspections to identify any hidden dangers

If you’re visiting a private home for social reasons, you’re classified as a licensee. Homeowners must warn visitors about any known dangers but aren’t responsible for conducting routine inspections.

To prove negligence, it’s important to identify the actions that a reasonable person would have taken under the circumstances. If a reasonable person would have found the dangerous condition and fixed it, a property owner can be held liable for failing to take action.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Slip and Fall Accident in New York?

Under New York’s statute of limitations, slip and fall accident victims have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. Once the three-year anniversary of the accident passes, you lose your right to compensation.

Contact a Queens Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Were you or a family member hurt in a slip and fall accident? A Queens slip and fall accident lawyer can help you recover the money you need and deserve. Let our attorneys at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC put over 25 years of experience to work for you. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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