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Over $100 Million Recovered on Behalf of Victims

Slip and Fall Accidents

Premises Liability Attorney Fighting for Compensation for Accident Victims

old man falling down, senior accidentIf 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.

Client Reviews

When I was seriously injured in a car accident, I didn’t know where to turn. I was confined to my home, couldn’t work and was being besieged with medical bills from doctors and hospitals. I feel so lucky to have found Marc and his firm. They took care of everything for me and allowed me to concentrate on my recovery. It put my mind completely at ease to know that Marc was handling me case. He held my hand through the entire process and I was ecstatic with the result. Marc is the very best at what he does!

Valerie S.

Marc, just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work on my case, the outcome of which I was extremely happy with. Your office was always helpful and patient in answering all my questions. I never felt like another “case” . I would most definitely recommend your firm to all of my friends and colleagues. Great job!

Margaret M.

Mr. Albert’s expertise was highly recommended to me. During the course of the case, Mr. Albert took the time to walk me through each step he was taking. I continually felt he cared about me and what I was going through. At the end, I was very pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend him.

Margery S.