Slip and Fall Attorneys in New York City, White Plains and the Hudson Valley

At The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, our New York City, White Plains and Hudson Valley slip and fall attorneys can help victims recover compensation for injuries that they may have sustained–including any treatment costs that may be related to their injury.

In New York State, the Department of Health reports fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations among children ages 0-14 and adults 25 years and older. Falls, both residential and occupational,  are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for those 45 years and older. There is also a heavy financial burden to fall-related injuries with a yearly cost of $1.3 billion in New York State for hospitalizations alone.

Often regarded as one of the most common injuries in a work environment, many incidents are simply not reported due to the victim’s feeling of embarrassment by the accident or out of fear of firing or harassment  by their employers.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of a slip and fall accident,  please contact our slip and fall  lawyers. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations available.

Frequent Causes Of Slip-Related Injuries

There are many causes of slip and fall injuries, both in and out of the workplace. Some of these can include, but are not limited to

  • uneven sidewalk surfaces
  • outside areas with poor traction in wet conditions
  • lack of a grip rail
  • faulty escalators
  • narrow or slippery stairs and staircases
  • bunched carpeting
  • poor lighting
  • transitional areas (example: wood to tile flooring)

The Primary Types Of Slip And Fall Accidents

The most common premises liability claims are slip and fall accidents. While there can be different types of liability in some cases, most often it is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the premises in safe condition.

With this in mind, there are four primary types of claims:

  • Trip and fall accidents, where a foreign object blocks, hinders, or obstructs a walking path
  • Stump and fall accidents, where there is an impediment in the walking surface
  • Step and fall accidents, where there is an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface
  • Slip and fall accidents, where there is a loss of footing because the interface of a shoe and a floor fails

If you have been injured and are unsure if you have grounds to file a claim, contact us today. We proudly offer a 100% FREE initial case review to all of our new clients, which allows our customers to submit the details of their incident to our lawyers, who will review the information and then determine if there is sufficient evidence to file suit.

Types Of Injuries That Can Be Sustained

Widespread slip and fall accidents may result in a broad number of injures including, but not limited to

  • Twisted ankle / wrist
  • Bruising
  • Lacerations
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken coccyx (tailbone)
  • Neck strain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Concussion
  • Death

Our Slip and Fall Attorneys Suggest You Follow These Important Steps
Offices in White Plains and New York City

If you or a loved one has been injured on the property of another business or individual, there are some important steps that should be taken to help your claim.

  • Report the incident to the property owner immediately–time is of the essence
  • Gather the contact information of all eyewitnesses of the accident
  • Take pictures of the hazard before the property owner fixes it to support your claim
  • Save all evidence related to the accident, including shoes and clothing
  • Take photographs of all injuries suffered from the fall
  • Obtain a copy of the incident report from the property owner
  • Keep copies of all medical bills and keep track of all time missed from work

It’s important to remember that specific details of events often fade over time, with witnesses often not remembering exactly what happened in an accident only a few days after the incident. By collecting as much information at the time of the accident (or shortly thereafter), can help your attorney construct a much stronger case for your injury compensation claim. Our slip and fall lawyers , with you and either an engineering expert or architect gather the evidence we will need to prosecute your claim.

Need Help? Contact the Slip and Fall Attorneys at Francis X. Young Today
Offices in New York City and White Plains

Decades of  experience, meticulous preparation and the dedication to win your case.  The Law Offices of Francis X. Young.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of a slip and fall accident,  please contact our slip and fall  lawyers. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations available.

 

The Law Offices of Francis X. Young–your slip and fall lawyers in New York City, White Plains and throughout the Hudson Valley