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Trip and Fall Injuries Legal Considerations and Claims

Understanding Trip and Fall Accidents

Trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and understanding them is crucial if you find yourself injured in such an incident. These accidents occur when you trip over an object or uneven surface, leading to injury. In busy cities like New York, common causes include uneven sidewalks, loose flooring, or unexpected obstacles. It is important to know that trip and fall incidents are different from slips and falls, mainly in how the accident occurs.

Knowing the cause of your trip and fall is vital. If your accident happened because a property was not kept safe, you might have a legal case. Our lawyers can help you understand the specific aspects of your incident and advise you on the next steps.

Legal Responsibility in Trip and Fall Cases

In New York, the law on trip and fall injuries focuses on negligence and liability. For you to have a claim it must be proven that the property owner was negligent in maintaining their property, leading to your injury. Negligence means that the property owner did not act responsibly to prevent accidents.

Property owners in New York have a legal duty to keep their premises safe. This duty means they must regularly check for hazards and fix them. If a property owner knew about a dangerous condition and did nothing or should have known about it, they can be held liable for injuries caused by this negligence. Our attorneys can assess whether the property owner in your case fulfilled their duty of care.

Key Elements of a Trip and Fall Claim

If you are considering a trip and fall claim, certain elements are crucial for a strong case. Firstly, gathering evidence is vital. This evidence can include photos of the accident scene, witness statements, or medical records. Documenting everything related to your accident helps us build your case.

Another important aspect under New York law is the statute of limitations. You have a limited time to file a claim after your accident. In New York, this period is typically three years for personal injury cases. Therefore, it is important to contact us promptly to ensure your case is filed within this time frame.

Compensation and Damages in Trip and Fall Injuries

Injuries from trip and fall accidents may entitle you to compensation. This compensation covers various damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The amount of compensation depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact on your life.

Calculating compensation can be complex. It involves considering current and future medical costs, lost earning capacity, and the emotional impact of the injury. Our lawyers have the experience to ensure that all aspects of your damages are considered, aiming to secure the compensation you deserve.

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

If you have suffered a trip and fall injury in New York, Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C. is here to help. Our team of dedicated attorneys understands the complexities of New York law and is committed to advocating for your rights.

Do not wait to get the legal support you need. Call (516) 294 5050 today to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. We are ready to guide you through each step, ensuring your rights are protected. Remember, time is of the essence, so reach out to us as soon as possible to start your journey toward justice and compensation.

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