Many factors lead to accidents on the sidewalks of New York communities, such as the conditions of the sidewalk and the negligence of property owners. Sidewalk accidents can cause serious, life-altering injuries, including spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, concussions, and muscle damage. If you are injured because of avoidable conditions, like snow and ice, the adjacent property owner may be held legally responsible to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. It is important to seek medical attention right away so your injuries can be documented and more easily connected with your accident. Any pictures you can take of the area that caused your injury will also be helpful in supporting your case.
If you are the victim of a sidewalk accident, contact us to assess your case, guide you through your options, and represent your interests in and out of court.
In Brooklyn and New York City, parking lots and parking garages allow commuters and visitors easy access to a variety of commercial, private, and public properties, including schools, office buildings, shopping centers, apartments, airports, and more. Property owners are responsible for the conditions of their parking structures. They have an obligation to keep the surfaces reasonably clear of hazards like ice, snow, cracks, oil, loose debris, and poor lighting. If you become injured due to a slip and fall in a poorly-maintained parking lot, the property owner may be responsible for your injuries. Be sure to see a medical professional as soon as possible to treat and record your injuries in connection with your accident, and contact us to take care of your legal needs!
Weather conditions play a large role in personal injury cases across Brooklyn and New York City. Slip and falls due to snow and ice can cause a wide range of serious injuries, including bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, concussions, and more. These injuries can financially impact your life and livelihood, subjecting you to overwhelming medical bills and lost wages. Brooklyn and New York City property owners are obligated to keep the walking surface of their property reasonably clear of snow and ice in order to protect pedestrians. If a Brooklyn property owner knew or should have known about a hazard and did nothing to fix it, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and legal fees.
The three most important things to do after a slip and fall accident are take pictures of the neglected area, get medical help, and contact us so we can help you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
A municipal property is any property owned by the council in the town or city where it is situated. Municipal properties include parks, playgrounds, fountains, duck ponds, public benches, libraries, and any other building, structure, or place meant for public use. If you slip and fall on a municipal property due to unsafe conditions, the municipality (or local government that owns the property) may be legally at fault.
Because municipal legal cases involve the government, the legal process looks a bit different than other slip and fall cases. You must file a notice with the government within 90 days of the incident, and if they find evidence of neglect, you have a year and 90 days to file your lawsuit. As with many personal injury cases, the burden of proof is on you, but the legal standard is extra high with municipal cases. You will have to overwhelmingly convince the courts that your injuries could have been avoided if the city, town, or village had taken necessary steps to keep the area safer. The attorneys at Goldberg and Chase are experienced in municipal cases and can help you navigate a municipal slip and fall so that you receive due compensation for your damages.
Supermarket staff are responsible for keeping the aisles safe from hazards, but sometimes areas are missed. Spills, fallen produce or other products, slippery floors from weather or cleaning, and parking lot hazards are all examples of ways you could get hurt in a supermarket. If you do become injured because supermarket staff were negligent in keeping the area safe, do your best to take pictures of the hazard that caused your injury and make sure to see a medical professional right away. Contact us so our expert attorneys can represent you in this matter.
Premises liability refers to any injury you incur due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. We assist clients in recovering compensation for a wide range of premises liability injuries, including lawsuits and claims for property accidents involving the following:
- Dangerous conditions, including inadequate security or inadequate lighting, uneven sidewalks, slippery surfaces, or other hazardous conditions that lead to serious injuries or wrongful death;
- Dangerous animals, including pit bulls, unleashed dogs, attack dogs, and other unsafe conditions leading to dog bites, dog mauling, or other animal attacks resulting in facial injuries or other Brain / Spinal Cord Injuries; or
- Dangerous workplaces, including those leading to workplace injuries, including negligent maintenance of property, negligent security in parking lots, or other hazardous work site conditions.
Lawyers at our Brooklyn firm believe that even beyond judgments and settlements, our personal approach doesn’t end when the case is over. We have a life planning session at the close of each case, so that we know you are confident about facing the future.
Premises liability refers to any injury you incur due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. We assist clients in recovering compensation for a wide range of premises liability injuries, including lawsuits and claims for property accidents. Many property accidents occur due to dangerous conditions, such as inadequate security or poor lighting, uneven sidewalks, and slippery surfaces. Dangerous animals, including pit bulls, unleashed dogs, and attack dogs lead to dog bites, dog mauling, or other animal attacks. Unsafe workplace conditions frequently lead to serious workplace injuries. Premises liability injuries can require you to pay exorbitant medical bills as well as suffer lost wages and other financial and emotional damages. At Goldberg and Chase, our attorneys have extensive experience obtaining proper compensation for our clients in a range of premises liability cases.
According to the CDC, about 2.3 million emergency trip visits are related to slip and fall accidents. An estimated 300,000 of these accidents occur on the job.If you were injured because of weather-related conditions, you need to act quickly as collecting evidence is time-sensitive. If you were injured on municipal property, you are facing a more challenging lawsuit, including strict guidelines and a higher legal standard. The legal team at Goldberg & Chase LLP. is ready to assess your case, guide you through your options, and represent your interests in and out of court. If you need our legal services, do not hesitate to contact our Brooklyn firm for a consultation today.
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