Slip and Fall2019-01-21T13:55:59+00:00

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QUEENS SLIP AND FALL LAWYER

Slip and Fall Accidents are a leading cause of injuries in New York City.  Obviously, you can’t sue if you fall on a banana peel that you dropped on the floor, but many falls are caused by the negligence of a premises owner or renter that failed to take proper care.  Slip and Fall matters are a type of Premises Liability case.  If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need a Queens Slip and Fall Lawyer with experience.  At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we’ve been representing people in New York City and Long Island for Slip and Fall cases for over 60 years.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED IN A SLIP AND FALL

  • Take pictures and videos of the scene, including what caused you to fall.  Also, take pictures and videos of the surroundings to establish the location
  • Get treatment as soon as possible for the injuries you sustained.  If you are not sure how badly you are injured, call an ambulance and get checked out at the Emergency Room.  Injuries are sometimes much worse than they seem.  Make sure to keep the papers that you receive from the hospital in a safe place.
  • Document the treatment you receive from doctors and therapists.
  • Call Queens Slip and Fall Laywer, Wittenstein & Wittenstein 718-261-8114 for a free consultation

PROVIDING “NOTICE”

Many slip and fall cases are minimized because the owner did not have “notice” of the condition.  If you notice hazards where you live or work, its good practice to report this in writing to the person responsible for the property.  For example, if there are no lights in the staircases or the lights are very dim.  Report if handrails are needed or there are cracks in the pavement.  For “ceiling falls,” there are usually some signs of the problem beforehand.  Report any discoloration or defects in your ceiling to your landlord or super immediately.  If they do not make repairs, follow up with a complaint in writing.  Of course, the goal is to have the problems fixed so that nobody does get hurt, but if do, it is also “notice” that the responsible parties were aware of the problem and failed to fix it.

SOME EXAMPLES OF HAZARDS THAT CAN CAUSE A SLIP AND FALL

  • Staircases with defects in maintenance or design
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Uneven tiling
  • Cracks or holes in sidewalks
  • Carpeting that has come loose
  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Construction materials
  • Debris
  • Snow and Ice
  • Broken railings or lack of railing

QUEENS SLIP AND FALL LAWYER

If you are not sure if your slip and fall was caused by negligence, a free consultation with a Queens Slip and Fall Lawyer will get you answers.  Call 718-261-8114.

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