Slip and Fall


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Reputable Mineola law firm holds property owners accountable for injuries

New York law imposes an obligation on property owners and operators to protect the public from unsafe conditions on their premises. If they fail to exercise the legally required duty of care and you slip and fall as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At the Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C., we are committed to helping New York slip-and-fall victims obtain the financial resources needed to cover costs of accident-related medical bills, lost income and emotional distress. From our office in Mineola, New York, our attorneys advise and represent accident victims on Long Island, in New York City, and in Westchester and Rockland counties.

Dedicated lawyers represent clients hurt in slips and falls on various properties

Slip-and-fall accidents can occur on any type of premises, including retail stores, restaurants, parking lots, residential buildings, office buildings, stairways and sidewalks. Such accidents are frequently caused by:

  • Spills, puddles and lubricants — A floor may be slippery because of a spill or leak, tracked-in snow or wet leaves or a recent mopping. If the condition is not remedied immediately, a warning should be issued to visitors to take caution.
  • Ice — When walkways are not properly salted, sanded or cleared of ice, pedestrians are put at risk. Black ice can be very difficult to see and even visible ice may be impossible to avoid.
  • Damage and erosion — Uneven floorboards, loose carpet, worn stairs and crumbling concrete create serious tripping hazards.
  • Inadequate handrails — Handrails placed along staircases and walkways should be fastened securely at a proper height and should be capable of supporting at least 200 pounds of weight.

worker-broken-arm-signing-form-compensation-claim-businessmanHip fractures and traumatic brain injuries are two of the most serious injuries associated with slip-and-fall accidents. Fractures, lacerations, puncture wounds, extensive bruising and sprains are among the other harmful consequences. In addition to emergency medical treatment, a victim may need surgery and long-term physical therapy to regain their health.

Our injury attorneys assist slip-and-fall victims and their loved ones through the process of compiling evidence of the cause of their accident. We also assist in documenting medical costs, lost wages and other expenses connected to the accident.

New York premises liability lawyers skilled in proving negligence

Commercial and residential property owners alike have a duty of care to keep their premises safe for lawful guests, tenants and visitors New York law holds property owners liable for preventable accidents that result from their negligence.

In order for a property owner to be responsible for your slip and fall, evidence must prove that a dangerous condition on the premises caused the accident and that the owner or operator of the property either:

  • Caused the dangerous condition
  • Knew about the dangerous condition and did nothing about it
  • Reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition

A liable individual or business may be ordered to pay all or part of a victim’s accident-related costs. New York’s comparative negligence law calls for liability to be split between the property owner and any other parties — including the victim — whose negligence contributed to the injury.

New York has a three-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you were hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, it is advisable to speak with a lawyer promptly. Property owners often fix or cover up hazardous conditions after someone is injured and so it is important to work swiftly to document the condition before it disappears. Our attorneys go to great lengths to investigate the facts and to compile all relevant evidence as soon as we are retained as counsel. During settlement negotiations and at trial, we work diligently to help each client pursue their desired outcome.

Contact caring Long Island slip-and-fall accident lawyers to schedule your free consultation

Located in Mineola, New York, the slip-and-fall injury attorneys at the Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C. help clients pursue financial damages from business and residential property owners on Long Island and across the Greater New York City area. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call 516-294-5050 or contact us online.

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