Slip & Fall Lawyers in New York City
We’ve Recovered Millions for Our Clients
One of the most common types of premises liability lawsuits is slip and fall accidents. If you have been injured on another’s property because of slipping, tripping, or falling, you may be entitled to recover compensation. When you hire Restivo & Murphy LLP, our legal team can help you build a strategic case to maximize the settlement you receive.
Contact our New York City slip and fall attorneys at (800) 997-9109 to discuss your rights and options.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
In New York, property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for their visitors, customers, and guests. At the very least, owners must post proper warning of unsafe property conditions when they know or should reasonably know about them. When such a dangerous condition exists, they should also take steps to correct it. When property owners fail to maintain safe premises, and it results in someone else slipping and falling, they may be held liable for that person’s injuries.
There are several legitimate causes of slip and fall accidents, including:
- Uneven sidewalks
- Slippery floors
- Broken handrails
- Inadequate lighting
- Extension cords
- Ice and snow
- Uneven steps
- Debris on stairs
- Failure to post warning signs
Proving Liability in a Slip & Fall Claim
In order to recover compensation for your losses in a slip and fall case, you must prove that your accident and injuries were caused by the property owners’ negligence.
Successfully demonstrating that the property owner is at fault for your injuries involves:
- Proving that there was a dangerous condition that was the primary cause of your slip and fall injuries
- Proving that the property owner was responsible for the presence of the dangerous condition
- Proving that the property owner either created or was at least aware of the dangerous condition
Because New York is a comparative negligence state, you will want to prove that the property owner was 100% responsible for your injuries. If any of the blame falls upon you, your recovery will be decreased by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 40% at fault, you will only be able to recover 60% of the compensation you are owed.
Contact Our New York City Slip & Fall Lawyers
Proving that your slip and fall injuries are completely the fault of a property owner can be challenging. There are numerous complex laws that come into play with these types of cases. On top of that, insurance companies are known for not negotiating fairly with accident victims.
With Restivo & Murphy LLP on your side, you can maximize your ability to receive all the compensation that you deserve. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can get to work performing a thorough investigation of your claim to build a strong case for your recovery.
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$8,000,000 Fractured Pelvic & Urethral Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 32-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a bus causing pelvic fractures and urethral injuries which required surgery.
$7,850,000 Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on snow and ice injuring her neck, back, and shoulder which required multiple surgeries.
$6,300,000 Fractured Foot & Amputation
The verdict for a 47-year-old whose left foot was run over by a bus causing numerous foot fractures and the amputation of his big toe. The offer before trial was $1,050,000.
$4,250,000 Spinal Cord & Neck Injury
We've recovered a settlement for a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer where the client sustained a spinal cord injury that required a neck surgery.
$4,025,000 Herniated Discs & Neck Surgery
Resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.
$3,700,000 Spinal Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.
$3,436,000 Neck Injuries
A verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.
$2,850,000 Brachial Plexus Injury
We've recovered a settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.
$2,500,000 Serious Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.
$2,000,000 Neck Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.