Slip and Fall Accidents
If you’ve been the victim of a slip and fall accident and have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, such as defective stairs, slippery floors, raised/cracked sidewalks, defective handrails or any other condition that caused you to fall, you may have a right to sue the landowner or lessee of the premises.
The initial moments after a slip and fall accident are crucial to the prosecution of your case. It is important to get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses to the accident, including any employees, workers, etc., that may have witnessed your accident. If at all possible, make sure that a report is filled out at the location of the accident but do not make any statements other than your name and basic information because this may later damage your case. Request a copy of the report because too often, these reports end up disappearing as they are against the interest of the landowner.
If possible take pictures of the site where you fell immediately after the accident. In some instances, in order to properly prepare a case for trial, experts are retained to inspect the scene of the accident to determine whether the landowner is actually at fault. This must be done as close to the time of the accident as possible. At Lisa Michael & Associates, we work hard to properly prepare for your case immediately after an accident, so that your rights are preserved if the case must proceed to trial.
Don’t waste any valuable time—Contact us for a free consultation, to protect your rights under the law. In certain cases, you may have up to 90 days to file a claim for the injuries you sustained. Therefore, it is important you contact your New York personal injury attorneys immediately!
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