Slip & Fall
New York Personal Injury Attorneys: Tacopina & Arnold
New York personal injury attorneys Joseph Tacopina and Rosemarie Arnold have helped numerous slip and fall accident victims recover damages for their debilitating physical symptoms, medical bills, and pain and suffering. With years of litigation experience, Tacopina & Arnold have protected the rights and best interests of countless clients throughout the state of New York. When you work with Tacopina & Arnold, you can be assured that you are retaining the services of knowledgeable, qualified attorneys who are well-respected within the legal community.
Slip and Fall Accident Overview
Slip and fall accidents may not seem harmful at first glance. However, countless people sustain serious injuries from tripping, slipping, and falling each year. In most cases, people are injured during a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property. All too often, property owners do not exercise proper precaution. Many property owners are guilty of not ensuring the safety and well-being of other people. Property owners often fail to maintain their premises and remove dangerous premises conditions.
If a property owner fails to remove dangerous objects from their property or clear unsafe conditions, and a person sustains an injury while on their property due to these dangers, the property owner is held responsible according to premises liability law.
Common Slip and Fall Accident Causes
Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, at any place. Accidents of this nature often lead to painful physical injuries that take a great deal of time to heal. Common slip and fall accidents include:
- slipping on sidewalk ice
- slipping in parking lots
- slipping on wet floors
- tripping on dangerous, misplaced objects
- tripping on narrow stairs
- falling due to inadequate warning signs
If it can be proven that the property owner was aware of dangerous conditions, failed to remove or correct the dangerous conditions, and that the conditions existed for a length of time, the property owner will be held liable for any injuries sustained by third parties.
Slip and Fall Accidents and Personal Injury Law
If you sustained an injury from a slip and fall accident while on someone else’s property, and the injury was caused by property owner negligence, you may be entitled to seek monetary compensation. New York personal injury law allows victims of negligence to file a civil lawsuit against liable parties to recover damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
Slip and fall accident injuries tend to have a short statute of limitations (time in which you are allowed to file a civil suit). Due to this short timeline, it is in your best interest to speak with a capable personal injury attorney immediately.
New York Slip and Fall Accident Law Firm
Victims of slip and fall accidents face physical and emotional discomfort. The last thing a slip and fall accident sufferer and his/her family should have to worry about is their economic well-being while they struggle to pay for medical care and their standard way of living.
If you have sustained a serious injury because of third party negligence, contact our reputable personal injury attorneys. We can discuss your case with you and inform you of your legal options.
The Law Firm of Tacopina & Arnold proudly serves clients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and New York City.
Contact us about your legal matter today!