When Dangerous Conditions Lead to Serious Injuries
When you slip and fall on someone else's property, you may be embarrassed and want to ignore the pain caused by the fall. Do not give in to this temptation. If the property owner's negligence led to your accident, you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At the Law Offices of Barry M. Goldstein, I have more than 35 years of experience representing Queens clients in premises liability cases. If you suffered a serious injury on someone else's property, I will help you hold the property owner or landlord responsible for his or her negligence.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Every day, people are hurt at private homes, apartment complexes, stores and public property in New York. I have experience helping people get compensation when they are injured because of:
- Dangerous sidewalks
- Inadequate or improper lighting
- Dangerous stairs
- Landlord negligence
- Slippery and wet floors
- Dog bites
- Negligent security
- Foreign objects or substances on floors
Protecting Your Right to Compensation
Premises liability cases often hinge on details, so it is important to carefully document the accident and your injuries. Where exactly did you fall? What conditions existed when you fell? The answers to these kinds of questions will determine the compensation you are entitled to.
Your first priority should be getting the medical attention you need. However, if you are able to, you should follow these steps to protect your right to compensation:
- Identify the exact place you fell. Take pictures if possible, even if you need to use the camera on your cell phone.
- Notify the property owner or store manager of your injury. Make sure to note the name of the person your speak with.
- Contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Dangerous conditions are allowed to go unchanged too often because people simply accept blame for their own injuries. I will help you get the compensation you deserve and force the property owner to correct the condition that led to your pain.
Even if you are not sure whether or not you have a case, call 718.544.7100 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation. I will never charge you for this initial discussion during which I will help you understand your rights. My attorney's fees are a percentage of your recovery, so you will not owe me anything unless I recover damages on your behalf.