According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in adults aged 65 and older. Falls can result in serious injury or death. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a slip-and-fall accident, you may be able to get compensation from the property owner or other negligent party responsible for the accident. For more information about your legal options after a slip-and-fall accident, contact a Huntington slip and fall lawyer at Gold & Gold.
If you or a family member have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, call Gold & Gold to find out your legal options. Your initial consultation is free. So call us today at (516) 888-4653 to schedule your free consultation.
Falls can result in injuries such as:
Apart from costly medical stays, doctor visits, and rehabilitation. A slip-and-fall victim may also suffer damages from past and future lost income, and pain and suffering. If your slip-and-fall was the result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Every property owner has a duty to maintain his property in a reasonably safe condition. This means that a property owner must use reasonable care to maintain their property and consider all circumstances that would likely cause injury to others. They also have a duty to warn others against dangerous conditions that exist on the property that are known or reasonably ascertainable. However, if the dangerous condition is open and obvious, a person on the property is expected to use their own senses to avoid harm. This does not mean that the property owner should not take steps to reduce the occurrence of harm that the dangerous condition could cause. They could do this by posting visible notices about the harm on the property.
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall as a result of a dangerous condition on a property, you must prove that the property owner had actual or constructive notice of the danger in order to succeed in your claim. Establishing this may require an extensive investigation to discover any defects in the property’s maintenance or safety procedures. Constructive notice means that the danger was visible and apparent, and had existed for a sufficient period of time before the accident that caused your injury. Proving constructive notice of a dangerous condition on a property requires evidence of how long a dangerous condition existed before your accident. An experienced slip-and-fall attorney will have the knowledge and resources required to gather sufficient evidence to support your claim and establish liability.
Our experienced Huntington slip-and-fall lawyers can help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. Our team will investigate your claim and fight to recover compensation from the responsible party. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, call Gold & Gold today at (516) 888-4653 to schedule a free consultation and case review.