Slip and Falls
The attorneys at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. handle slip and fall accident cases throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Let us handle all the legal issues surrounding your accident, while YOU focus on your recovery and rehabilitation.
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Slip and fall accidents refer to situations when someone slips, trips and falls as a result of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property. The following conditions could cause a slip and fall accident:
- icy sidewalk
- wet floor
- waxed floor
- broken or cracked roadway
- broken or cracked sidewalk
- unsecured floor boards
- unsecured floor mats
- broken railing
- broken stairs
- poor lighting
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Property owners have a duty keep their premises safe. They may be held accountable if you are injured on their premises (and they knew or should have known about the dangerous condition which caused your injury). Please contact Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. at (844) 851-8511 for a FREE NO-OBLIGATION consultation.
WHAT TO DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER A SLIP AND FALL INJURY
- Seek emergency medical attention (call 911) if necessary;
- Unless you are unable, ask for witness names, addresses and telephone numbers;
- Unless you are unable, take photos of the condition that caused your injury;
- Unless you are unable, notify store management (if accident occurred in department store, supermarket or other store) and have them document the accident and get a copy of the report.
- If possible, safeguard any evidence (shoes you were wearing at time of accident and item that you slipped on). Maintain shoes in a sealed plastic bag. Also, maintain item that caused your injury in another sealed plastic bag.
It is extremely important that you follow these steps. If you are unable to follow the initial steps, we will do everything for you. Please keep in mind that evidence vanishes with time and dangerous conditions are corrected. Therefore, we suggest that you contact us or another personal injury law firm as soon as possible to protect your interests.
The attorneys at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. are experienced slip and fall accident lawyers. We have appointments available in our NYC and Nyack offices or other locations convenient to you. If you need a lawyer call us at (844) 851-8511 for a FREE NO-OBLIGATION consultation.