New York Slip and Fall Lawyer
Slip and fall are very dangerous situations in New York City, Westchester, and Rockland, and are often the result of a negligent landlord or building owner. Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, P.C. are experienced slip and fall attorneys, protecting clients in Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all of Westchester and Rockland. Our settlements and verdicts have topped triple digits for our clients.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and Fall incidents can lead to the following injuries:
If you have any of these injuries as a result of a slip and fall, you may have a case against the landlord of the building or owner of the business.
Slip and Fall Locations
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Some examples of locations where a person can slip and fall, and become injured, are:
- Apartment buildings
- Parking lots
- Construction Sites
- Madison Square Garden
- Yankee Stadium
- The Barclay Center
- Grocery Stores (etc.Trader Joes, D’Agostino, Associated Supermarkets, Gristedes)
- Pharmacies (etc. CVS, Riteaid, Walgreens)
- Office Buildings
Protect Your Rights
It is important that if you are involved in a slip and fall accident you protect your rights by doing the following:
- Treat your injuries. Make sure if you are injured your receive treatment. Go to the hospital, and do not miss any follow up appointments.
- Photographs. Take photographs of the location where you fell. Pictures can be indispensable in proving a property owner’s negligence.
- Accident Reports. If you fell on someone’s property, make sure to report the accident to an employee of the store, or even the police. The manager of the store will have forms that will document the incident. If you fell outside an apartment building, make sure you tell the super or doorman. Also retain a copy of the report before you leave the premises.
- Witnesses. If someone saw you fall, obtain their email, telephone number, address, and even a written statements
New York Slip and Fall Liability
New York court’s hold different individuals liable in slip and fall accidents. If you are shopping center owners, building owners, landlords, homeowners and other property owners, you have a duty to individual’s walking on your premises and the sidewalk in front of your building. It is well established that a landowner is under a duty to maintain its property in a reasonably safe condition under the extant circumstances, including the likelihood of injuries to others, the potential for any such injuries to be of a serious nature and the burden of avoiding the risk. A defendant has the burden of making a prima facie showing that it neither created the hazardous condition nor had actual or constructive notice of its existence for a sufficient length of time to discover and remedy it. Both common law negligence and violations of Administrative Code of the City of New York §§ 27-375(h) 27-376, 27-375(f), 27-375(e)(2) and (d) and 27-375 (Table-6-4) (New York City Building Code) may impose liability upon the Defendant landlord. Each slip and fall situation is different, and it is vital to have your case evaluated to determine if all the elements of landlord liability is present. Having an experienced, knowledgeable, hardworking, and caring attorney from Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, P.C. handle your case will provide you with the best chancing of receiving the large and fair settlement that you deserve. Our legal team will send investigators to the site to conduct examination into the circumstances involved to determine whether an owner failed to keep the property in the right condition, question witnesses, and take statements.We immediately send claim letters to alert the insurance and require the potential defendants to preserve all relevant evidence. With our solid hard working reputation for our clients and tough litigators and settlement skills, Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, P.C. can swiftly and caringly bring your case to a favorable resolution. Do not suffer in silence any longer; call our team today to discuss your options for pursuing justice and ensuring your rights are protected. We provide exceptionally qualified legal counsel, and to make sure our clients are not hurt twice, we only take a 31.5% contingency fee, compared to the industry standard one/third to 42.00%. If we don’t win for you, you owe us nothing.