Slip and Fall Injuries In Long Island Shopping Malls

Slip and Fall Injuries In Long Island Shopping Malls

Slip and Fall Incidents in Long Island Shopping Malls

On Long Island, accidents happen in shopping malls on a regular basis. They are usually caused by wet floors, uneven surfaces, construction debris, or items left in walkways. The owners and operators have a duty to provide a safe environment for patrons and the public, and if they fail to do so, they can be held liable for your injuries.

Mall owners have a duty to keep the mall spaces safe. However, in some cases, they are negligent or simply ignore hazards, leading to injuries. We see cases like this often and understand the common causes. In situations like these, we seek to hold them responsible for our clients’ injuries.

There are many malls and shopping centers on Long Island; some of the larger include:

  • Roosevelt Field
  • Walt Whitman Mall
  • Tanger Outlets Deer Park
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • Broadway Commons
  • Tanger Outlets Riverhead
  • Green Acres Mall
  • Westfield South Shore
  • Tanger Outlets The Arches
  • Broadway Mall

New York Laws Govern Slip and Fall Accidents

On Long Island, the laws about slip and fall accidents are specific. They are part of an area of law called premises liability. Property owners, such as mall owners, must keep their spaces safe. If they do not and someone is injured, they could be responsible.

Negligence plays a significant role in these cases. You have to prove that the mall did not do what it should have done to prevent your accident. Note that this is not always easy, and in some circumstances, the property owner may not be liable. Our lawyers understand the distinctions and work hard to help determine if you have a legitimate case. If you do, we can help you bring an action to recover compensation for your injuries.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in a Mall

Right after a slip and fall, it is normal to feel confused. But what you do next is important. First, make sure you seek medical help if needed. Try to document the scene with photographs and videos on your phone or camera.

Writing down what happened while it is fresh in your mind is also a good idea. If you do not have a pen, record a video of yourself explaining what just happened. If there were people who saw your fall, get their names and contact information. Also ask them if they saw what happened, and if they wouldn’t mind giving a statement on video while it is fresh in their memory as well. The more evidence you gather when things are fresh, the more likely you will have a favorable outcome in any legal action.

Determining Liability in Mall Slip and Fall Cases

Figuring out who is responsible for your fall is a significant consideration. On Long Island, this generally involves looking at the actions (and inactions) of the mall. Did they know about the danger? Did they have advance notice? Did they try to fix it? Did they fail to block off a dangerous area they were unable to fix immediately? These questions are just the beginning of the process.

In some cases, it is glaringly clear that the mall did not do what they should have done. They may have been aware of a spill and failed to clean it properly. They may have known about a broken step but did not repair it. In other cases, liability is not so obvious. That is where experienced attorneys are particularly helpful.

We know how to dig into the details to determine what really happened. Our team will look at everything – from maintenance records to security footage. This helps us build a strong case for you. We aim to show exactly how the mall’s actions, or lack of action, led to your fall.

Compensation and Damages in Slip and Fall Claims

When you are hurt in a slip and fall, you might face big medical bills, missed work, and pain. On Long Island, you can ask for compensation for these items. Compensation can include your medical costs, any wages you lost because you could not work, and even your pain and suffering.

Every case is different, so the amount of money you can get varies. We leverage our experience with a wide range of cases, and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Time Limits for Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit on Long Island

You cannot wait too long to start your slip and fall claim. There is a rule called the “statute of limitations” which means that you have a set time to file your lawsuit. Usually, it is three years from when the accident happened but there are some exceptions.

Sometimes, the time might be shorter or longer, depending on your case. It is really important to know these time limits. If you wait too long, you might not be able to get any money for your accident.

Our lawyers will help you understand these deadlines and get your case started on time. We do not want you to lose out just because you filed a few days late of the legal deadline.

Building a Strong Slip and Fall Claim

To make a good slip and fall claim, you need strong evidence. This includes pictures of where you fell, witness statements, and your medical records. These things show what happened and how it hurt you.

Gathering all this evidence can be hard, especially when you are dealing with injuries. That is where we step in. We know what evidence is important and how to get it. We work to gather everything that will make your case strong.

Our lawyers also talk to witnesses and look at any videos of your fall. We put all this information together to show exactly how the accident happened and why you deserve money for it. Our goal is to make your claim as strong as possible.

Why Choose Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C. for Your Slip and Fall Claim

Choosing the right lawyer for your slip and fall case is important. You want someone who understands Long Island’s laws and has handled cases like yours before. As a seasoned firm, we have a great deal of experience with slip and fall claims in shopping malls.

We know how these cases work and what it takes to win. We are familiar with the malls on Long Island and how they handle these accidents. This knowledge helps us fight for you effectively.

Our lawyers are here to explain the legal process, answer your questions, and be there for you every step of the way. The goal for us is to make this as stress-free as possible for you.

Contact Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C. to Discuss Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit

If you have had a slip and fall in a Long Island mall, it is time to talk to a lawyer. You can call us at (516) 294 5050 to speak with an attorney who understands your case. We are ready to listen to your story and tell you how we can help.

You can also fill out a form on our website to schedule a consultation. Remember, you do not have to deal with this alone. We are here to help you through this tough time. Let us work together to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (516) 294 5050 today to get started.

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