Slip and fall accidents often happen when a property owner is not doing their best to keep their property safe for others. They are inviting other people onto the property, but they are not doing what they should to keep those invitees safe. If this sounds familiar because you or a loved one got injured in a fall and you believe that the accident only happened due to someone else’s negligence, you may have legal options. You should meet with our Queens slip & fall accident attorneys.

What Are Some Examples of Hazards That Can Cause Slip and Fall Accidents?

There are many potential hazards that the property owner or manager should be on the lookout for. They should do their best to prevent slip and fall accidents caused by things like:

  • Wet floors
  • Damaged stairs or walkways
  • Clutter on walkways
  • Broken banisters in stairwells
  • Bulging carpeting or rugs
  • Loose floorboards
  • Bad lighting
  • Exposed wires and other tripping hazards

If it presents a danger to anyone invited onto the property, it should be dealt with and fixed. If that’s not possible, placing warning signs or making sure that people go around the hazard is a necessity.

Where Do Many Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

No matter where your slip and fall accident occurred, our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you. These accidents often happen in places like:

  • Supermarkets
  • Retail stores
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Amusement parks
  • Apartment buildings
  • Shopping centers
  • Restaurants
  • Private homes

Can Victims Sue For Damages After Slip and Fall Accidents?

Victims of slip and fall accidents can sue for damages if they can show that the property owner was negligent. Your personal injury attorney will help you build a case that draws a clear line between the safety hazard that caused your fall and the property owner’s negligence. We’ll show that you were only hurt due to the carelessness of the property owner, so you should be awarded compensation that can help reimburse you for medical expenses, any past and future lost wages, and the psychological trauma you have suffered as a result of your accident.

Falls can cause serious injuries, including broken bones and spinal cord injuries. The results are often worse for older people who can end up breaking their hips and suffering from mobility issues. If you or a loved one were hurt, you should hold the property owner accountable.

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

Many of these cases settle before they go to trial. We will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get you a fair compensation offer. If they do not offer something reasonable, we have no problem taking someone to court and building a case that can succeed in front of a judge and jury.

Contact Our Law Firm

When you are ready to pursue compensation and hold a negligent property owner accountable, we are ready to help you. Contact the Law Offices of George Poulos and schedule a consultation today.