Manhattan Slip-and-Fall Lawyer
Whether you tripped or slipped, a fall can leave you dealing with serious injuries and a number of damages. Find out if you can get compensated by speaking with a Manhattan slip-and-fall lawyer.
Slip-and-fall accidents are sadly common, as property owners frequently neglect to correct slick and slippery surfaces. While these accidents are common, collecting compensation for the injuries that follow is not easy. The process of filing a personal injury claim for a slip-and-fall accident can be difficult—particularly once the insurance companies get involved.
The best way to handle your accident claim is to talk to a Manhattan slip-and-fall lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. A lawyer from our firm can guide you through your claim and explain the ins and outs of recovering full compensation for your injuries and losses.
About Slip-and-Fall Claims
As mentioned, trip-and-fall claims are extremely common but can be difficult to resolve. One of the greatest challenges is proving fault. The negligent property owner will likely immediately remove the hazard that caused your fall, and once you file your claim, an insurance company or opposing attorney will immediately contact you with questions regarding your actions at the time of the fall, your state of mind (e.g., were you under the influence of alcohol), and whether you followed or noticed posted signs.
The property owner might also attempt to claim that you weren’t lawfully on the property at the time. If you were visiting a commercial business as a customer, then security footage and the accounts of other patrons can help prove your claim. Likewise, if you were visiting a private residence, any texts or emails can support your visitor status.
Your Manhattan slip-and-fall lawyer will investigate the scene to ensure that proper signage was posted (in the case of a spill or wet floor, for example). In addition, your slip-and-fall lawyer will interview anyone at the scene to gather more evidence to support your case. All of this information will then be sent to the insurance companies to start the negotiation process—with you in the strongest position possible.
Recovering Damages for a Slip-and-Fall
In cases like these, you aren’t just up against the negligent property owner; you’ll also be dealing with their insurance company. While insurance companies are supposedly there to help cover costs, their settlement offer will likely not be enough to cover everything you need. They may offer some compensation for medical bills and other monetary expenses, but there’s more to it than that.
Your lawyer understands that a slip-and-fall can lead to more than just financial stress. We’ll negotiate so that you can also recover funds for your non-economic damages. These include any and all lost quality of life:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Contact a Manhattan Trip-and-Fall Lawyer
A slip-and-fall accident—even if it seems minor—can have many long-lasting repercussions to your health and finances. Outside of the medical bills and other financial burdens, you may experience emotional distress and lifestyle changes, as well. When you work with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, your attorney will ensure that all of your expenses and losses are covered, no matter how minor they may seem.
To understand more about your fall claim and what compensation you may be entitled to, contact a Manhattan slip-and-fall lawyer for a free consultation by completing the form below or by giving us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462).