Bronx Slip and Fall Lawyers Seek Justice for the Injured
New York law firm helping those who are hurt on stairs and sidewalks
As pedestrians, shoppers and patients, we have a right to expect the places we walk to or visit are free of dangers. This isn’t always the case, however. Countless people each year are injured when they slip, trip or fall due to a hazardous condition on a sidewalk, a floor or a stairway. At the law firm of James Newman, P.C., we seek justice for the injured in premises liability lawsuits. If a property owner or manager knew about an existing hazard and failed in their responsibility to keep their property safe under New York law, our attorneys may be able to help you recover damages for your pain, suffering and medical expenses.
Bringing a successful slip and fall injury claim
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, but in order to pursue compensation, you must have been hurt on a property owned or managed by another person, company or government agency. Successful claims often stem from accidents that occur in places such as:
- Parking lots
- Grocery stores
- Apartment complexes
- Doctors’ offices
- Office buildings
In order to be held responsible, the property owner must have had adequate notice of the danger that caused your injury. Additionally, enough time must have passed for the owner to have taken a reasonable action to solve the problem. This means that a property manager who knew about a broken railing for months is more likely to be found responsible for an injury than a grocery store where a fall occurs seconds after an item spills on a floor. At James Newman, P.C., our personal injury attorneys help people in the Bronx get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Overcoming challenges in slip and fall cases
In order to recover in a slip and fall case, there must be someone to hold liable. Our attorneys work to uncover the responsible landlord, property owner, or corporation. We then set about proving that you were not to blame for your injuries. Under New York law, the compensation you are eligible to receive is reduced proportionally to your responsibility for that injury. This means that you may receive a lower settlement or damage award if you were negligent. In cases where you knew or should have known the risks involved in a certain activity, you may not be able to recover any damages at all.
Holding government agencies accountable for their negligence
When you are hurt on government property, you have rights. Governmental tort claims can be brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) or the New York Court of Claims Act. These cases operate differently from regular lawsuits and require you to file your claim very quickly. If you have been hurt in a school, at town hall or while on another government property, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney without delay. Depending on the facts of your case, you may only have 90 days to file your initial claim. Our attorneys help Bronx injury victims bring claims against local, state and federal government departments and agencies.
Let our New York attorneys help you hold a property owner accountable for your injuries
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, it can be complicated to get compensation for your pain and medical expenses. At the Bronx law firm of James Newman, P.C., we have successfully helped countless New Yorkers get justice after an injury. To schedule a free consultation with a Bronx attorney, call us now at 718-823-3122 or contact us online.