Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Lawyer in Queens, NY

SLIPWhile most of us tend to think of slip and fall accidents as a minor misfortune and perhaps comical at times, the truth of the matter is that these types of personal injuries are nothing to laugh about. A slip or trip and fall can be devastating, especially to the elderly victims.  Injuries can be severe, including fractures, neck and back damage, and even brain trauma. But while many slip and falls are caused by the failure of a private home owner, business owner or local government to maintain safe conditions at their establishments or on public property,  it’s not always easy to obtain compensation for injuries.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Queens, NY, it’s time to seek legal help.  Seth Michael Goldstein is an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you obtain justice for your injuries and compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and trauma. Mr. Goldstein will thoroughly review the circumstances surrounding your accident and will not rest until those responsible for the fall are held accountable for their negligence.

Establishing Liability

Slip and falls can be caused by several factors, including cracked sidewalks, torn carpeting, and obstacles on the ground that victims can trip over.  Yet, these accidents can be extremely difficult to contest because liability must be established.

In any slip and fall case, the lawyer for the plaintiff must show that the property owner was negligent by one of the following ways:

  • The property owner created the dangerous conditions that caused the slip and fall accident.
  • The property owner was aware of the dangerous condition on his property and neglected to resolve the problem.
  • The conditions of the property existed  for a long period, and it can be assumed that the owner must have known about the problem and should have had the property fixed so that it no longer posed a threat to anyone’s well-being.

By law, everyone including businesses, individuals, and the government, must maintain their property / premises so that it does not present a danger to others. If a property owner simply chooses to ignore dangerous conditions on his or her property such as a wet or slippery floor, icy parking lot, broken stairs, or uneven sidewalk, they can be held liable if someone suffers injuries as a result of these hazardous conditions.

Following a slip and fall accident, property owners can claim that the person injured was at fault or that it was not possible for the owner to discover the hazardous conditions at the premises. Victims can face an uphill battle when contesting their case, which is why it is essential to hire a competent slip and fall lawyer in Queens, NY who has the knowledge and the experience needed to give you the best legal representation possible.

Attorney Seth Michael Goldstein is committed to your case and will help you and your loved ones obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. Whether the accident occurred on private or public grounds, Mr. Goldstein will make sure you receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and disability benefits for a property owner or manager’s negligent actions.

If you or someone you know was injured due to a slip and fall, contact the Law Offices of Seth Michael Goldstein, for a Free Case Evaluation.