A slip and fall accident can have a devastating impact on your everyday life. Victims must not only deal with a painful injury, but often face costly medical bills and are suddenly unable to work. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC by calling (212) 564-2800, and start with your free consultation.
Why Choose Our Firm
Our highly experienced Manhattan slip and fall lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
We are a full-service firm, and can handle every aspect of your case while you recover.
We represent all slip and fall clients on a no win, no fee basis.
Why You Need a Manhattan Slip and Fall Attorney
Proving you deserve compensation in a slip and fall case is often much more complicated than in other injury claims. This is because an injury that occurs on someone else’s property requires demonstrating that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard and chose not to do anything about it. Gathering this type of proof is not easy to do without the resources of an attorney. A lawyer will employ a variety of tools and techniques, including collecting:
Available surveillance camera footage
Statements from witnesses
Previous complaints about the property
Previous accident history
Evidence of OSHA or other government regulation violations
Once a strong case is built, attorneys have the skills needed to either negotiate a fair settlement with the property owner’s insurance company, or take the matter to court. Ensuring you receive adequate compensation for your injury and to cover future losses.
What Types of Compensation Am I Entitled To?
The following types of compensation can be recovered in a successful slip and fall claim:
Past and future medical care and related treatment expenses
The past and future costs associated with the care you have been provided by loved ones on a voluntary basis (e.g. if a family member gives up their time to provide care and assistance to you while you are incapacitated)
Past loss of income
Loss of future earnings, or loss of earnings if your capacity to work is affected
Compensation for pain and suffering, as well as loss of enjoyment of life caused by physical injury, psychological injury or both
Although these types of compensation are available, New York is a comparative negligence state. That means the total amount you recover can be reduced if you are found partially at fault for your slip and fall injury. For instance, if the property owner is 80 percent at fault, and you are 20 percent to blame, then your compensation will be reduced by 20 percent.
Speak to Our Manhattan Slip and Fall Attorney
For more than 20 years, our Manhattan slip and fall attorneys have been successfully representing seriously injured clients. Call (212) 564-2800 to schedule your consultation today. We will evaluate your case for free and help you decide on your best course of action.