NYC Slip and Fall Lawyers

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and often result in severe injuries that affect your health, finances, and overall well-being. When these accidents occur due to someone else's negligence, you shouldn't have to bear the burden alone. At The Orlow Firm, our specialized NYC slip and fall lawyers are dedicated to helping you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

 

Why Choose The Orlow Firm for Your Slip and Fall Case?

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Unmatched Legal Expertise in NYC
At The Orlow Firm, our attorneys bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the realm of slip and fall accidents in New York City. Our legal team is well-versed in New York premises liability law and understands the complexities involved in proving negligence on the part of property owners or managers. We have honed our skills through years of hands-on experience and have a deep understanding of the best practices and strategies for achieving successful outcomes in slip and fall cases.

 

Personalized Client Service
We pride ourselves on our client-centric approach, focusing on the unique needs and challenges of each case we handle. From the moment you walk through our doors, you're more than just a case number; you're a valued individual deserving of personalized attention. We offer one-on-one consultations, where we take the time to understand your specific circumstances, assess the extent of your injuries, and devise a tailored legal strategy.

 

Proven Track Record of Success
Success speaks volumes, and at The Orlow Firm, our track record is a testament to our dedication and proficiency. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients, securing both justice and financial relief for victims of slip and fall accidents.

 

No Upfront Costs
Financial concerns should never be a barrier to justice. That's why we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay any legal fees unless we win your case. This ensures that quality legal representation is accessible to everyone, irrespective of their financial situation.

 

Aggressive Negotiation and Litigation
Insurance companies often aim to minimize their payout by undervaluing your claim. Our NYC slip and fall lawyers are skilled negotiators who won't settle for less than what you deserve. Should negotiations stall, we are fully prepared to take your case to court to fight aggressively on your behalf.

 

Continuous Communication and Updates
Transparency is a cornerstone of our practice. We make it a point to keep you updated about the progress of your case at every stage. You'll never be left in the dark wondering what's happening; our legal team ensures you're informed and empowered throughout the process.

 

When you choose The Orlow Firm for your slip and fall case, you're choosing a partner committed to fighting for your rights and wellbeing. Reach out to us today at (646) 647-3398 to schedule your comprehensive case evaluation.

What To Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in NYC

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Navigating the aftermath of a slip and fall accident can be a daunting task. However, understanding the various types of slip and fall cases can offer clarity and direction as you seek justice. At The Orlow Firm, our NYC slip and fall lawyers have extensive experience in representing clients in a broad range of scenarios, including but not limited to the following:

 

Wet or Slippery Floors
Whether due to spilled liquids, cleaning operations, or naturally occurring moisture like rain or snow, slippery floors are a common cause of slip and fall accidents. Property owners are responsible for promptly addressing these hazards to prevent injury.

 

Uneven Surfaces
Defective flooring, torn carpeting, or uneven walking surfaces can be deceptive hazards that lead to severe injuries. Our legal team can help prove that the property owner was aware of, or should have been aware of, the dangerous conditions.

 

Faulty Staircases
Loose railings, broken steps, or inadequate lighting can make staircases a prime location for slip and fall accidents. We will examine all aspects of the staircase, from its construction to its maintenance, to establish negligence.

 

Snow and Ice Accidents
Property owners in New York City are obligated to remove snow and ice within a reasonable timeframe after a snowfall to provide a safe environment. Failure to do so can make them liable for any resulting slip and fall injuries.

 

Poor Lighting Conditions
Dim or inadequate lighting can obscure hazards, increasing the risk of slip and fall accidents. Our attorneys will investigate whether better lighting could have prevented your accident.

 

Retail Store Accidents
In busy retail environments, merchandise, equipment, or debris can become tripping hazards. We work to hold store owners and operators accountable for failing to maintain a safe premises.

 

Sidewalk Falls
City sidewalks can be fraught with hazards like cracked pavement, protruding tree roots, and uneven surfaces. When these conditions result in a slip and fall, the responsibility may lie with the city or adjacent property owner.

 

Elevator and Escalator Accidents
Faulty or poorly maintained elevators and escalators can also lead to slip and fall injuries. We'll assess whether the property owner regularly inspected and maintained these devices to ensure they were safe for public use.

 

Regardless of the type of slip and fall accident you've experienced, The Orlow Firm is committed to providing expert legal representation to secure the justice and compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, don't hesitate to call us at (646) 647-3398 for a thorough case evaluation.

What To Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in NYC

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Experiencing a slip and fall accident can be overwhelming, but taking the right steps in the aftermath can significantly impact your ability to secure fair compensation. At The Orlow Firm, our NYC slip and fall lawyers advise clients to adhere to the following guidelines:

 

Seek Immediate Medical Attention
The first priority after any slip and fall accident should be your health. Seek medical care as soon as possible to treat any injuries. This also provides you with medical records that serve as crucial evidence in your case.

 

Report the Accident to the Property Owner
Notify the owner, landlord, or manager of the property where the accident occurred. Request a written incident report and retain a copy for your records.

 

Document the Scene
Take photographs or videos of the exact location where you fell, including any conditions (such as wet floors or uneven surfaces) that contributed to the accident. These visual records can be vital evidence.

 

Gather Witness Information
If there were any witnesses to the accident, collect their contact information. Eyewitness accounts can provide valuable perspectives that support your claim.

 

Retain All Evidence
Keep any personal items that were involved or damaged in the accident, such as torn clothing or damaged personal belongings. These items can serve as evidence to support your case.

 

Document Expenses and Losses
Keep records of all medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident. The more comprehensive your documentation, the stronger your claim for compensation will be.

 

Consult a Qualified NYC Slip and Fall Lawyer
Before speaking to insurance companies or accepting any settlements, consult with an experienced slip and fall attorney. At The Orlow Firm, we offer comprehensive case evaluations to guide you through your legal options and build a robust case tailored to your unique circumstances.

 

Don't Discuss the Case Publicly
Avoid discussing the details of the accident or your case on social media or with anyone other than your attorney. Anything you say can potentially be used against you in legal proceedings.

 

By following these steps, you significantly enhance your chances of a successful legal outcome. For personalized guidance and expert representation in your slip and fall case, reach out to The Orlow Firm today at (646) 647-3398. We are committed to securing the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do I Have to File a Slip and Fall Claim in NYC?

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including slip and fall cases, is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, if the slip and fall accident occurred on government property, the time to file a claim may be significantly shorter. Consult with an attorney to ensure you don't miss any deadlines.


What Compensation Can I Expect from a Slip and Fall Case?

The compensation you may receive varies based on the circumstances of your case. Damages often include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Our skilled attorneys will provide a comprehensive case evaluation to estimate the compensation you may be entitled to.


How Can I Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case?

To succeed in a slip and fall case, you need to prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property or failed to address a hazardous condition they knew about or should have known about. Evidence such as photographs, eyewitness accounts, and incident reports can be valuable in establishing negligence.


Should I Accept an Insurance Company's Settlement Offer?

It's advisable to consult with an experienced slip and fall lawyer before accepting any settlement offers from an insurance company. Initial offers are often lower than the full value of your claim, and accepting them may prevent you from seeking additional compensation later.


How Much Will a Slip and Fall Lawyer Cost?

At The Orlow Firm, we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we win your case. During our initial consultation, we'll outline the terms and discuss any costs you may incur.