I Had a Slip & Fall in a Store
Stores are required to maintain their premises in a safe condition for their customers. Unfortunately, many stores fail to meet this obligation. Customers slip and fall and sustain serious injuries.
When a slip-and-fall accident happens at a grocery store, bodega, supermarket, convenience store, restaurant, or other stores, they may be liable for your injuries. Reach out to the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP to learn more about your options after a slip-and-fall accident.
How Do Slip & Fall Accidents Occur in Stores?
Injuries from slip-and-fall accidents in a store can happen for a variety of reasons.
- Spills and wet floors
- No warning signs
- Worn, uneven floor mats or rugs with raised edges, curls, or ridges
- Floor mats or rugs not properly secured
- Uneven, broken, cracked, or loose floor tiles
- Leaking pipes, ceilings, or radiators
- Display items negligently placed or stacked
- Broken or missing handrails on staircases
- Malfunctioning or dangerous escalators and elevators
- Poor lighting in parking lots or stairwells
- Poorly-maintained sidewalks or parking lots
- Icy sidewalks, entranceways, or parking lots
If you’ve been injured for any of the above reasons, reach out to a lawyer for help. You may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner responsible for keeping the property safe.
Injuries Caused by Slip-and-Fall Accidents
After a slip-and-fall in a New York store, your injuries may be serious. A fall can cause a fracture or broken bone, traumatic brain injury, injuries to joints like knees and ankles, or spine injury, among other severe damage. These injuries can take a toll on your health.
Even a so-called minor injury can have devastating results. You may have been bruised or suffered some lacerations, but even those injuries can take time to heal. Bruises can be especially painful, making it difficult to continue life as normal.
What to Do if You Slip and Fall in a Store
If you slip and fall in a store, your first step is to seek medical attention as soon as possible. You may have suffered a serious injury, so make sure you’re well first.
You’ll also need to gather evidence of your accident as soon as possible. That includes identifying the cause of your slip-and-fall accident, such as a spill or water leak, and recording evidence of the accident, like pictures or videos. This would also be the right time to seek out eyewitness reports or even store footage. This can help you prove your claim.
Once you have proof of your accident and injuries, you can then file a report about the accident. That gives you grounds for action. But before you sue, reach out to a lawyer—they can guide you through this process and help you get the funds you need after a slip-and-fall accident.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
Our lawyers have decades of experience representing victims who slip and fall in New York stores. We will keep you informed every step of the way, and we will treat you with the respect you deserve.
Here’s just a sample of what our lawyers can do for you:
- Determine liability
- Handle all communications with their insurance company and lawyers
- Gather evidence such as video footage
- Interview witnesses
- Consult expert witnesses
We even start with a free consultation. We want you to be sure we’re the right firm for you, so you don’t pay until we win your case.
Contact a Lawyer After a Slip-and-Fall
If you or a loved one was the victim of a slip-and-fall accident in a store, the New York slip-and-fall accident lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are here to help. If you’re ready for your free consultation, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the following online contact form.