Unexpected serious injuries from slip and fall accidents are relatively common in the Bronx. If you have been injured in a preventable slip and fall incident that occurred on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Contact the experienced slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to schedule a free consultation.
Why Choose Our Slip & Fall Attorney?
With over 20 years of experience successfully pursuing slip and fall claims, we know exactly how to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our clients’ interests are always at the heart of what we do, and we will never settle for less than the amount your case is worth.
We work on a ‘NO WIN, NO FEE’ basis for slip and fall claims in the Bronx. This means that we will not charge you anything unless, or until we obtain compensation for your claim.
Why You Need a Slip and Fall Attorney
Successful slip and fall claims require you to prove negligence on behalf of the property owner or manager. Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in an injury to another. However, proving that the owner failed to use reasonable care can be very difficult without the help of an attorney who understands the legal process and how to collect sufficient evidence. After the evidence is gathered, your attorney will present it to the owner’s insurance company or the courts to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
There is a wide variety of factors that commonly cause slip and fall accidents, including:
Environmental conditions, including ice-covered parking lots, driveways or walkways
Uneven or loose flooring
Wet and slippery surfaces
Poor lighting obscuring potential hazards
Debris or loose materials in a walkway
Raised or uneven sidewalks
The resulting injuries from a slip and fall can range from mild to severe. While many victims are left with scrapes and bruises, others can suffer broken bones, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or even death.
Time Limit for Filing a Slip and Fall Claim
Most injured parties from slip and fall accidents have three years from the date of the injury to file a claim in the Bronx. There are some exceptions, for example, if a minor child is injured then the child has until three years after their eighteenth birthday.
On the other hand, claims against government agencies have special time limits. The state requires you to serve a Notice of Claim to the government or government agency you are suing within 90 days following the slip and fall accident. The recipient then has 30 days to request a pre-action hearing (50-h hearing) or a medical examination of the injured party. Either of which must occur within 90 days of receiving the Notice of Claim. The injured party has a total of one year and 90 days to file a lawsuit.
Speak to a Skilled Slip and Fall Attorney in the Bronx
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and accept cases in the Bronx and throughout the New York City area.