Slip and Fall Accidents
Premises Liability Attorney Fighting for Compensation for Accident Victims
If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may have a right to pursue damages for the injury from the person or entity who owns or maintains the property. Marc Albert assists people who have suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall such as fractures, spinal cord, or brain injuries.
Marc S. Albert has recovered millions of dollars for clients in slip and fall cases, including a recent $1.4 million verdict following an accident at the Met Life Building and a recent $816,000 settlement for a victim of a fall at the Empire State Building.
To recover compensation after an accident, the person who brings the case must prove that the defendant acted negligently. A property owner is not automatically liable for injuries that occur on their property. The burden of proof is on the injured person. Property owners have a duty of care to ensure that their property is safe. If there was an injury as a direct result of a breach of that duty, the defendant could be held liable.
Critical Issues in Slip and Fall Cases
Negligence can occur in the form of an action or a failure to act. The central issue is whether the landowner or business operator acted in a reasonably prudent manner under the circumstances. Premises liability cases can be very fact-specific. Timing is often critical in determining whether the defendant used proper care. The nature of the dangerous condition is also essential.
For a property owner to be held liable, the plaintiff must show that the defendant or an employee of the defendant created the danger. The plaintiff must show that the hazardous condition existed long enough for the defendant to know about and act upon the threat. If the defendant was aware, there is an obligation to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of an accident or injury. These steps may include implementing repairs or marking the area to warn people of the potential danger.
Since the plaintiff has the burden of proof in a slip and fall case, it is vital to take a proactive, aggressive approach to the litigation process.
A landowner or business owner is not going to offer appropriate compensation without the pressure of a promptly filed legal claim. After filing a claim, we will work to gather the proper evidence and document your medical recovery process. We will work to receive appropriate compensation while preparing for the possibility of taking the case to trial.
Call the Law Office of Marc S. Albert
Many types of hazard can lead to an injury, such as cracked or uneven sidewalks, obstructions on the floor preventing safe passage, or poorly lit stairs or walkways. Seasonal hazards such as slippery leaves, snow, or ice not taken care of promptly can also lead to a premises liability case.
Experienced personal injury attorney Marc S. Albert has handled slip and fall cases throughout New York City and Long Island. Marc’s main office is located in Astoria, Queens with a satellite office in Syosset on Jericho Turnpike just west of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (RT. 135).
To schedule a free appointment to discuss your case, call us today at 855-252-3788 or contact us online. Slip and fall cases have to follow a stringent timeline. If there is a possibility that the defendant may be New York City or another municipality, the deadlines are even shorter. If you are injured, it is essential to contact our office as soon as possible to avoid missing your window of opportunity.