A New York City Slip, Trip and Fall Attorney for People Seeking Compensation for their Injuries
Slips, trips, and falls are common accidents that can happen in several settings, from an icy sidewalk or a slippery grocery store floor to a dimly lit office stairwell or a cluttered construction project site. Potholes, cracks, depressions, and protrusions are tripping hazards. Although these accidents may not sound serious, they often cause significant injuries and can even result in death.
At Miklos Law, we help people injured in accidents get compensation from those responsible. New York City slip, trip, and fall lawyer Robert A. Miklos is a seasoned lawyer with a strong track record of helping people and families get back on their feet by obtaining the full money damages available under the law.
How Slip and Fall Accidents Happen in New York City
Although slip or trip and fall accidents can happen in several different ways, what they have in common is that they typically are unexpected and sudden. Unfortunately, that gives people little or no time to brace themselves before they hit the ground.
Some of the most common types causes of these accidents include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Snow and ice on walkways, sidewalks, and in parking lots
- Potholes, cracks, depressions, and protrusions
- Uneven sidewalks due to tree roots
- Loose floorboards
- Cluttered walkways
- Ripped or torn carpeting
- Poor lighting
- Loose or no handrails
- Dangerous stairwells
- Cracked or damaged sidewalks
- Malfunctioning ladders
Identifying the cause of the accident is critical to proving liability and obtaining compensation for your injuries. The good news is that a New York City slip, trip and fall attorney at our firm will thoroughly investigate the accident and obtain all of the available evidence to build the strongest possible case for money damages.
Property Owner Liability for Slips, Trips, and Falls in New York City
Property owners in New York generally owe guests and business visitors a legal duty to protect them from preventable harm. When they do not live up to this duty, owners are likely to be considered legally liable for any injuries that happen as a result.
More specifically, property owners are expected to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition. They are also required to warn people of any hazards that the owner knows about or should know about through reasonable inspection.
Speak with a New York City Slip, Trip and Fall Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip or trip and fall, Miklos Law can help you take action and seek compensation. Robert A. Miklos is a tenacious lawyer who will fight to get you the full compensation available and work to resolve your case without a long and complicated court battle.
We are pleased to represent clients throughout New York City, including in Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. We also serve clients in nearby counties such as Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a New York City Slip, Trip, and Fall Attorney. Se Habla Espanol.