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Brooklyn Trip and Fall Accident Lawyers

If you tripped or slipped and fell on another’s property in Brooklyn and suffered an injury as a result, you may be able to file a claim for damages. The experienced attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff have been evaluating such cases for three generations. We know the New York City laws governing such suits and have a 95 percent success rate for the cases we have taken on, garnering two of the largest settlements in New York State history.

Slip, trip and fall accidents can cause significant, lifelong injuries. These can include:

  •  Soft tissue injuries, such as torn ligaments and tendons.
  • Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injury.
  • Spinal cord injuries, when a fall causes the spinal cord to compressor, in the most serious cases, is severed.
  • Broken bones, including simple fractures and compound and open fractures.

Determining Liability

Slip or trip and fall accidents may occur under any number of circumstances, inside or outside a facility. Poor illumination, cracked siding, ice on the sidewalk, a broken stair tread and any number of factors may have contributed to the accident. Property owners and managers are typically considered responsible when a dangerous situation exists that they could and should have noticed in the ordinary business of caring for the property.

Common examples include:

  • Uneven surfaces
  • Excessively wet floors
  • Debris on the floor
  • Loose or broken railings on stairways
  • Loose or uneven stairs
  • Ice on sidewalks and entryways
  • Poorly lit walkways and halls

For example, if the lighting in a hallway has been out for several days and you fall down the stairs, the liability may, indeed, be theirs. However, if the bulb just blew, the liability may or may not be theirs. Does he or she have a regular maintenance schedule, whereby they change light bulbs at regular intervals to prevent such an occurrence or do they only change them when they fail?

If it snowed overnight and stopped, is there a specific time in the morning by which they should have shoveled and de-iced the sidewalk? What if it is still snowing? What are the codes governing sidewalk snow removal in New York?

Why You Need a Lawyer for Brooklyn Slip and Fall Accidents

As mentioned above, the circumstances surrounding slip and fall accidents can be difficult to navigate. These are potentially complicated situations where negligence and responsibility can be difficult to prove. A highly experienced personal injury lawyer is therefore recommended to help you determine the best course of action to prove liability.

Additionally, insurance companies can use this confusion to offer quick settlements that are far lower than what is needed for your recovery. A skilled lawyer can assist in negotiations to ensure you receive fair compensation that can meet all your needs.

Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff Will Fight for You

For nearly a hundred years, the experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf, LLP have been fighting for clients just like you.

We know the law and what it takes to win. Call us today for a free case consultation. There’s no fee unless we win your case.