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Where & How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

Posted in Premises Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents on April 17, 2012

Thousands of slip and fall accidents happen in New York at all kinds of places. Common slip and fall accidents or trip and fall injuries occur on public sidewalks, public restrooms,  buses, airports, subway, retail stores, shopping centers, restaurants, grocery stores, night clubs, fitness gyms, swimming pools, construction sites, office buildings, on the job, and office environments. The majority of individuals that suffer a slip and fall incident will rise up, shake themselves off, and go on as if nothing ever happened to them. A few days later, reality sets in after the incident, and your wrist begins to feel pain, or you start feeling discomfort in your legs or have an back ache that won’t go away. These are common symptoms of injuries caused by a slip and fall accident which may lead to a serious or long-term injury that begins to gradually unfold days or even a few weeks later.

They tell you to never say never, however, its important for victims that suffered a slip and fall accident to not take it lightly. Individuals who suffer a slip and fall accident should go to their doctor for x-rays and a thorough exam.  If feasible, you should take photos of the accident site or return to the site as soon as possible. All states have statutes of limitations laws for slip and fall injuries, which means that you have a specific period of time to file a personal injury claim. If you do not file a claim within the allotted time frame, your right to file a lawsuit or be compensated for your losses may be renounced. Most slip and fall injuries on government properties and that are caused by negligence, have a shorter time frame for filing a lawsuit.

What should I do if I have a Slip and Fall injury in New York?

If you have questions regarding the negligence of a property owner and have suffered a trip and fall injury or a slip and fall accident, contact the attorneys in Bronx, NY at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel for a no cost consultation. Attorney Knispel will take the time to review your case and use all of the necessary resources to examine who is at fault and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your bodily injuries, lost wages, disability, expenses for hospital and doctor visits, and medical treatments. There is a never a fee unless they win your case!

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