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Product Liability Law
15 April 2014

Everyday NYC Dangers: Slip and Fall Accidents

New York City can be a dangerous place to navigate and one of the most common perils that cause injuries to thousands of people each year stem from slip and fall accidents. There are many causes of these accidents, including poor lighting, slippery floors, foreign objects on the floor, uneven or rippled carpeting, potholes, stairs and speed bumps, broken and uneven sidewalks, and obstacles on the ground or walkway, and unbalanced flooring.

Who’s At Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident?

A property owner may be held accountable for the injuries suffered from slip and fall accidents on their property. Generally speaking, an injured party must show that the property owner or their agents caused the condition, the owner and/or its agents knew of the condition but did nothing about it, and finally, the owner or their agents should have known about the condition because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered the condition and repaired or removed it.

These cases can be very complex and it is important to hire an experienced slip and fall lawyer in NYC who will thoroughly investigate every detail of the accident to determine who is at fault and who can assist you in meeting the deadlines for giving notice to parties accused of negligence and or involvement in the slip and fall case, and aggressively fight to ensure that you recover compensation for your injuries.

How Can A Slip & Fall Lawyer In NYC Help?

Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. are personal injury lawyers in NYC who have the proven track record to successfully obtain compensation on your behalf. One of the most recent examples of the law firm’s success is a two million three hundred thousand ($2,300,000) dollar pretrial settlement for a 37 year old man who fell down on stairs due to a defective handrail after visiting a family member’s building.

Another example is a one million six hundred thousand ($1,600,000) dollar settlement on behalf of a client who fell on defective pavement at a building’s entrance. There’s also a three million dollar recovery on behalf of a 44 year old man who fell due to a defective stair edge in his apartment building, causing him to fracture his right wrist and develop compartment syndrome of the right forearm.

Contact Our New York City Slip & Fall Attorneys

These are just a few of the many examples of the success our firm has had in obtaining redress for its client’s injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of such a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation, so contact Lipsig, Shapey Manus & Moverman for a free consultation. Click here now to contact the law firm and find out whether you have the grounds to make a claim at no cost to you.

You may also call toll free at 1-800-954-7744 for a free consultation and remember, there is no fee unless we are successful in prosecuting your claim.