New York City Trip and Fall Attorney
Protecting Victims of Slips, Trips, and Falls for over 35 Years
When you are injured on a side walk or someone else's property, the laws of premises liability will govern who is liable and from whom will seek compensation. Mitchell D. Kessler, Attorney at Law has been handling premises liability cases, including slip and fall accidents, for over 35 years in New York, and attorney Mitchell D. Kessler is prepared to provide you with stellar representation.
Mitchell D. Kessler has a solid grasp on New York's premises liability and personal injury laws and therefore knows how to build strong, effective cases for his clients. With millions of dollars recovered and a 90% success rate, you can rest assured that when you trust Attorney Kessler, you are in highly capable hands.
Call Mitchell D. Kessler, slip and fall accident lawyer in New York City at (212) 791-9487 to schedule your free consultation today!
How Premises Liability Affects Slip and Fall Cases
When someone is injured on a side walk or someone else's property as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition, the state's laws of premises liability go into effect. Personal injury cases as a whole hinge on negligence, and premises liability cases are no exception.
Every year, thousands of men, women, and children are injured in slip and fall or trip and fall accidents – some very seriously or even fatally. While property owners are not liable in every case, they are responsible for keeping up their property and maintaining the grounds. If you can show that a property owner was careless or negligent in maintaining their premises, and a dangerous condition caused you undue harm, you may have a valid claim.
The following are some examples of potentially liable parties:
- Commercial property owners
- Lessees of a commercial property
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
Whether you slipped on a broken side walk, slipped on a wet floor or tripped over a crumpled rug, or fell due to another hazard, your slip and fall or trip and fall accident may have led to severe injuries. Some of the most common injuries we see at our firm include:
- Cuts and scars
- Broken bones and serious fractures
- Damage to the knees, hips or pelvis
- Shoulder dislocations
- Neck injuries
- Injuries to the spine
- Nerve damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Some people are lucky enough to walk away after a slip and fall accident, but many others are left with painful temporary or long-term disabilities that prevent them from working while they recover or affect their earning potential for the rest of their lives. If your injury was caused by someone else’s carelessness and severely impacts your life, you should not have to suffer the consequences alone.
Who is Liable for Your Injuries?
A very important question in a slip and fall accident case is: who is liable? The answer often depends on the nature of your claim and where your accident occurred. For example, if you slip or trip on a cracked or broken side walk due to a structural issue with your rental property, such as a leaky ceiling that dripped water onto the floor, your accidents may be your landlord's fault.
In any slip and fall case, you must prove negligence and show the person or entity in charge of the property should have reasonably known that the dangerous condition existed and/or they failed to rectify or warn you about the situation.
The longer the dangerous situation was present, the longer the defendant had to discover and remedy the problem.
Contact Mitchell Kessler, Attorney At Law Today
If you were injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on public or private property, Mitchell D. Kessler, Attorney at Law can help. With more than three decades handling slips, trips, and falls, Mitchell D. Kessler, New York City slip and fall lawyer can explain your rights and all of your legal options.
We serve clients in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and beyond.