Rockland County
Slip and Fall Lawyers

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. You may slip on a wet floor at a grocery store, trip on a broken sidewalk outside a restaurant, or fall down a poorly lit staircase at an apartment building. These accidents can cause serious injuries such as fractures, sprains, head trauma, spinal cord damage, and more. In fact, you may not know it, but slip and falls are among the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. That said If you have been injured due to unsafe property conditions, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. However, you’ll need our competent Rockland County slip and fall lawyers in your corner. Contact Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today so we can get started working on your claim and fighting for the compensation you deserve and need.

Slip & Fall Lawyers | Fighting for Clients in Rockland & all of NYS

We understand just how devastating a slip and fall can be. All it takes is one negligent property owner for your life to be completely turned upside down in an instant. That said, with an aggressive New York injury lawyer in your corner, you stand a far better chance of recovering the compensation required to recuperate from your injuries. Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. has fought on behalf of accident victims in Rockland County for decades, and we are prepared to fight for you as well.

Premises Liability Cases We Handle

Here at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C., we proudly handle a wide range of premises liability cases on behalf of our wrongfully injured clients. Just some of the cases we handle are as follows:

Common Causes of 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 Sidewalks
  • Wet Floors
  • Waxed Floors
  • Broken or Cracked Roadways
  • Broken or Cracked Sidewalks
  • Unsecured Floorboards
  • Unsecured Floor Mats
  • Broken Railings
  • 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 to 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).

What To Do Immediately After A Slip And Fall Injury

If possible, you should try and take several steps after your injury, as this can maximize your chances of satisfying the burden of proof, which is what you must to do win a personal injury claim. If possible, you should take the following actions immediately after your 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 the accident occurred in a department store, supermarket, or other store) and have them document the accident and get a copy of the report.
  • If possible, safeguard any evidence (such as the shoes you were wearing at the time of the accident and the item that you slipped on). Maintain shoes in a sealed plastic bag. Also, maintain the item that caused your injury in another sealed plastic bag.

Following these steps is a critical part of ensuring you fully document the incident and maximize your chances of recovering compensation in a future personal injury claim. Simply put, evidence vanishes with time, and dangerous conditions are often swiftly corrected. Do everything in your power to preserve this evidence and get it to our team of dependable Rockland County slip and fall lawyers.

Recovering Compensation

As long as you can satisfy the burden of proof in your premises liability claim, meaning you can prove that the property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard in question, failed to fix it timely, and that you were injured as a result, you should be entitled to compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained. Economic damages include lost wages, lost earning capacity, the cost of medical bills, and more. Non-economic damages deal with the pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and other intangible, yet very real damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.

Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Claims in NYS

The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which accident victims are required to file their personal injury claims. For most premises liability claims in New York State, the statute of limitations is three years, meaning you’ll have three years from the date of your injury to file your lawsuit.

However, if you were harmed on a property that is owned by the government or a municipality, i.e. a USPS parking lot, you will have even less time to sue. In this case, you will actually only have 90 days from the date of the accident to file a Notice of Claim. For this reason, it is paramount that you reach out to our competent slip and fall lawyers as soon after your injury as you possibly can. Missing either of these deadlines can result in you being permanently barred from suing.

Contact Our Nyack Slip and Fall Lawyers Today

The bottom line is that anyone who has been harmed in an accident as a result of a property owner’s negligence requires competent legal guidance who can fight, tooth and nail, for the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. We believe that accident victims deserve a fair shake against greedy insurance companies, and this philosophy will become apparent to you, from the moment we take your case. Don’t make the mistake of choosing just any law firm to represent you; hire Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C.

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