Slip and Fall

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
  • Potholes
  • 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.

Put our years of experience to work for you to secure the compensation you need to make a full recovery. Call (800) 997-9109 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Hear It From Our clients

  • “The best of the best at this firm!”
    “Let me just say they are the best of the best at this firm!! There is no one better than them!!!!!! I will tell anyone and everyone I know to go to Todd and Lonneke!! They kept me posted every single step of the way during my case.”
    - Kristie M.
  • “You guys are a great team and the best firm out there”
    “All I can say is if you want someone who is determined and committed to settling your case, Mr. Restivo is the attorney to do it for you! Mr. Restivo and Lonneke guided me all throughout the case.”
    - Guirlaine J.
  • “Thank You!”
    “I met these amazing people in 2009 when I was involved in a motorcycle accident in which I was a passenger, the level of professionalism that was extended to me was so phenomenal and heartwarming that I was drawn into them and felt like I was being treated”
    - Michael B.
  • “Highly recommend this law firm!”
    “I was in a life-threatening automobile accident that had me in the hospital for a month. Todd Restivo & Patrick Murphy were there from day one until now. They made sure I was taken care of throughout the entire process.”
    - Phil W.
  • “Todd and his team gave me my life back”
    “The settlement amount that Todd fought hard for me to get far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Todd and his staff to anyone who is nervous about their case being handled properly or anyone that is unsure which lawyer they should have hand”
    - Farah M.
  • “Mr. Restivo is truly about helping his clients”

    Mr. Restivo is truly about helping his clients He and his office went above and beyond to help me and family through a difficult time after my accident. I can’t recommend him enough and in fact, have recommended him to numerous other people.

    - Mark H.
  • “I've got positive results”
    “I was injured in a construction accident back in 2013. I switched from another firm over to Restivo and Murphy because the firm I was using was not handling my case properly.
    - Brian D
  • “Highly recommend their firm to family and friends”
    “Todd Restivo and his firm handled my case with the utmost professionalism at all times. Todd was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of my case and always took the time to speak with me at great lengths to fully answer any and all questions and conc”
    - Robert H.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $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.

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