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New York is a pedestrian city, and slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury. Many landlords try to get away with minimal maintenance and businesses are not always diligent about keeping walkways safe for patrons and the public. Yet, if an accident occurs, commercial property owners and insurance companies often blame the victim and refuse to offer fair compensation, if any.
If you were injured in a fall-down accident, you may have no choice but to hire a lawyer to file suit. Our experienced New York premises liability attorneys at Sullivan & Brill, LLP work to hold property owners accountable for the full damages for the harm you have suffered.
New York City Premises Liability Lawyers
An individual or corporation that owns or leases property has a duty to maintain it in a safe condition. Our law firm has obtained many verdicts and settlements in slip-and-fall accidents by proving that property owners failed in a duty to keep their premises safe.
Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents can include, but are not limited to:
- Spills or debris on the floor
- Mopped or waxed floors without warning signs
- Accumulations of snow or ice
- Potholes, cracks, and raised sidewalks
- Tripping hazards (torn rugs, electrical cords, boxes)
- Stairway defects and hazards
- Unleveled elevators
To bring a claim against the property owner's insurance, we must show significant injury and negligence on the part of the owners or management. Our lead attorney, Joseph F. Sullivan, is personally involved in every case. He oversees a prompt and thorough investigation to document the neglected maintenance, code violation, or dangerous condition created by the owner. We also work closely with clients to detail the extent of injury and fair damages for medical treatment, loss of income, pain and suffering, and any future needs or permanent disability.
Do you have a slip-and-fall case?
We have successfully sued apartment landlords and owners of grocery stores, retail stores, bars and restaurants, parking lots and other commercial properties in New York City. We have also won damages from municipal entities for neglected maintenance of streets and sidewalks, including a $95,000 settlement for a man who slipped on ice and fractured his knee in the parking lot of his office.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we are able to secure compensation on your behalf. At Sullivan & Brill, LLP, we are proud to provide legal counsel to residents in the New York City metro area, including Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as Puerto Rico.