Queens Slip and Fall Lawyer
Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents in New York City
Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common—and most dangerous—types of accidents. In fact, falls are one of the leading causes of catastrophic and fatal injuries in the United States. Often, slip and fall accidents occur when property owners fail to conduct routine maintenance or remove hazardous conditions from a premises. When this is the case, injured victims could have grounds to file a premises liability claim or sue the property owner for damages.
If you were injured after slipping and falling on someone else’s property, and you believe the property owner is at fault, contact the Harris Firm, LLC. Based in the Bronx and Queens, our slip and fall lawyers represent victims of serious accidents and injuries throughout New York City. We are known for our aggressive approach to litigation, as well as our dedication to recovering maximum compensation for our clients. We believe that you should not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence on your own, and our attorneys are here to fight for the justice you deserve.
Property Owner Liability in New York
When you visit someone else’s home, shop at a local business, or spend the afternoon in a public park, you expect a reasonable degree of safety. In fact, in New York City, private and public property owners alike are required to ensure their premises are free of hazards and other dangerous conditions that could cause foreseeable injury. When they fail to remove, repair, or warn others of dangerous property conditions, they can be held liable for victims’ resulting injuries and damages.
To have grounds for a slip and fall claim, you will need to prove the following elements:
- You were injured and suffered measurable damages
- You were lawfully on the property when the incident occurred
- Your injuries resulted from a dangerous property condition or hazard
- The property owner knew of or should have known of the dangerous condition
- The property owner failed to adequately address or remove the dangerous condition
- You were not the sole cause of the accident/your injuries
New York property owners owe varying duties of care to different types of visitors, including those invited onto the property for social or business purposes, those allowed to be on the property for their own purposes, and other lawful entrants. However, property owners do not owe a duty of care to trespassers except to refrain from causing willful injury. If you were trespassing when you slipped, fell, and were injured, you may not have a case.
We encourage you to contact our team at the Harris Firm, LLC right away to learn how our Queens slip and fall attorneys can help with your claim. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Queens and the Bronx, and we have an open-door policy, so appointments are not necessary.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Most slip, trip, and fall accidents occur not because of the victim’s clumsiness or negligence but due to dangerous property conditions or hazards.
Examples of such conditions include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Accumulated ice or snow
- Spills and falling merchandise
- Uneven floors and ground surfaces
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Defective sidewalks
- Inadequate lighting
- Missing handrails
- Improper signage
- Defective stairs, steps, and stairwells
- Exposed cords and wires
- Cluttered walkways
- Loose floorboards
- Recently waxed or mopped floors
When property owners fail to remove, repair, or warn visitors of these and other hazards, they can be held legally responsible for damages. If you slipped, tripped, and/or fell at someone’s home, in an apartment building, in a retail store, or even on a public street or in a park, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our team can assess your situation and help you understand your legal rights and options.
How Our Team Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet
At the Harris Firm, LLC, we understand the immense impact slip and fall accidents can have, both on victims and their families. You may be suffering from debilitating injuries, permanent disability, and significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships. We firmly believe that you should not have to navigate these challenges on your own.
As your legal team, our goal is to provide the compassionate and attentive service you deserve, coupled with the aggressive advocacy you need. We strive to recover maximum compensation for all of our clients, whether by negotiating favorable settlements or representing them at trial. Led by founding attorney, Richard Harris, we have earned a reputation for making insurance companies pay every last cent they owe to injured accident victims.
We will handle every detail of your case so that you can focus on getting the medical care you need to heal and move forward with your life. Our firm draws on decades of experience and access to extensive resources when developing innovative legal strategies for our clients. Throughout the process, we will provide consistent communication regarding the status of your case and will remain available to you whenever you need us.
Get Started with a Free Consultation
Our Queens slip and fall lawyers are ready to fight for you and the fair recovery you deserve. Our multilingual staff can assist you in the language you are most comfortable communicating in, including Spanish, French, Russian, and Bangali/Vangia. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Queens and the Bronx and can travel to your home or the hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.
Mr.Harris handled my case perfectly- Saidou K.
I changed my attorney to Mr.Harris and it was the best decision I've made- Genesis A.
Mr. Harris was very professional, and I’m very grateful what he has done for my case.- Lola L.
Very grateful! Definitely will recommend Mr. Harris to anyone who needs.- Sharanjeet S.
Mr. Harris is the very best in the business has been doing this for over 25 years- Israel Y.