Slip and Fall

When a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else's property, the onus ​can​ oftentimes ​be ​erroneously placed on the person with questions like, ​​Were you distracted​?​ ​H​ow could you be so careless? However,​ at Singh & Rani LLP we know ​it’s ​essential​ to consider the role ​and accountability ​of the property owner whose neglect may have caused the slip-and-fall. Slip-and-falls happen frequently on residential properties (apartments, houses, condominium buildings), in commercial establishments (malls, movie theaters, drug stores, amusement parks, hotels) or common outdoor spaces (sidewalks, parking lots). Additionally, slip-and-falls can also occur within a tenant’s apartment if the landlord fails to notify the tenant about any known defects within the premises. 

What constitutes a slip-and-fall? What are common injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall? Slip-and-falls can be caused by spills on the floor, uneven walking surfaces, insufficient warning and signage about dangerous conditions, inadequately maintained sites(e.g. insufficient lighting), not adhering to building codes, and structural defects to name a few. Injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall can include brain, head, back, and spinal cord injuries leading to short and long-term cognitive harm as well as physical impairments such as sprains, fractures, and aches. 

How can Singh & Rani LLP help in a slip-and-fall case? Our experienced slip-and-fall attorneys will help you gather timely evidence, such as photographs of the accident site and your injuries, and necessary medical reports. The lawyers at Singh & Rani LLP will investigate and litigate as to whether the property owner knew of a “dangerous condition” but did not remedy it as a “reasonable property owner” would, whether there were routine procedures to determine safety conditions (as well as proof), in addition to if local building codes were followed, and whether the condition lasted long enough for the owner to know about it. The injured party will also need to r hat they were using reasonable judgment to avoid any obvious and avoidableobstructions. 

What is the compensation for a slip-and-fall case? Many factors will determine the compensatory wages and payout for a slip-and-fall case. With more than 20 years of collective experience, Singh & Rani LLP will diligently work with your case to get you the full and fair compensation you truly deserve. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t pay any fees for our services until the case is won at trial or settled. We know how challenging and scary it might feel to navigate a case like yours -- we’ll do the heavy-lifting work of ironing out complicated legal issues, procedures, and requirements so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Contact us for a free, no-risk slip-and-fall consultation today to see how we can help.

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The information above is intended to provide limited information only and is not legal advice. The laws relating to slip-and-falls in New York are complex. If you are a party to a matter concerning a slip-and-fall, or otherwise need further guidance in this or a related area of law, Singh & Rani, LLP can assist you.