Slip & Fall

Bronx Slip & Fall Lawyer

Representing Clients Injured in Slip and Fall Accidents

We have all seen cartoons or videos on television where an unsuspecting person slips on a banana peel or trips over their shoelaces. While these portrayals of falling may appear to be humorous at first glance, anyone who has suffered from a severe slip or trip in New York, a place rife with risky premises, knows that these kinds of injuries are far from funny.

Slipping or falling is not only embarrassing when it occurs in a public place, but can be downright dangerous, leading people to suffer from:

Tragically, many of these painful incidents could be avoided if a manager or owner took the responsibility to maintain a slippery sidewalk or fix a broken floorboard. To claim compensation for your undeserved pain, talk to a skilled attorney as soon as you can.

Contact Michael J. Prisco online now or at (718) 795-2665 for information about how you can file a lawsuit for slipping and falling in New York. We're backed by years of experience in injury law.

Can I Sue For A Slip and Fall Accident?

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in New York, you may sue. One of the challenges when it comes to cases like these is if an individual was injured on public property.

New York City is a government entity which means it has what is called “governmental immunity” which helps defend them in matters like this. However, this immunity becomes invalid if written notice is provided before the injury occurred.

How Long Do You Have to Report a Slip and Fall?

After a slip and fall accident, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a case -- this covers cases for both injuries and property damage. Once the deadline has passed, you will not be able to make a case and it will be dismissed. However, in rare circumstances, there are instances where more time is given to get the case started

Trip & Fall Accidents in New York

Trip and fall accidents can be especially challenging to file in certain situations simply because they often tend to happen in more public places. Whether you have tripped over uneven sidewalk that has been damaged by untended tree roots, or whether the lack of lighting in a dim subway station causes you to trip and break your ankle, it can be difficult to determine precisely who is at fault for lack of supervision over a property or their failure to fix an ongoing maintenance issue.

Even in these complex circumstances, you can count on Michael J. Prisco to discover any and all parties who have been negligent, thus leading to your injury.

There are many kinds of physical injuries one might receive from this kind of accident, including, but not limited to:

  • Broken or fractured bones

  • Injuries to the spinal cord and neck

  • Twisted or dislocated knees and ankles

  • Joint damage

  • Long-term head trauma and brain injuries

  • Bruising, scratches, and scrapes

  • Memory loss

  • Herniated disks

Michael and his team take care of many other kinds of slip-and-fall accidents, including those related to:

  • Wet or slippery pavements
  • Broken wiring
  • Newly painted or varnished surfaces
  • Chipped, missing, or broken tiles and floorboards
  • Loose carpet
  • Broken or missing steps
  • Accidents due to cluttered retail products within stores

Taking Rapid Action Against Slip & Fall Accidents

The first thing you should do after a slip and fall injury is make sure you get medical aid immediately. Only once you are sure that help is on the way should you look for evidence that will help your case. Photos of unsafe property or premises, lack of clear instructions, or obscured warning signs can all work as powerful evidence.

Even if you are not able to get these signs right away, Michael J. Prisco can examine the scene, as well as use witness testimony or police reports, to supply additional facts. Additionally, make sure to have your doctor take photos of all your bruises, cuts, and other injuries to provide documentation in court.

Settling a Slip and Fall Case in Any Situation

In some cases, it is even possible to settle your case without ever stepping into court, so long as the person or company that caused your fall accepts liability. However, if they refuse to make a reasonable offer, you can count on Michael J. Prisco to rigorously pursue fair compensation for your suffering.

Call his office today at (718) 795-2665 or contact him online to benefit from the help of a dedicated skilled slip and fall lawyer in the Bronx.

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    “He provided professionalism, advice and determination in resolving my case and getting me a financial settlement that I did not think was possible. He was fair and never wavered in his integrity to do what was right by me. I highly recommend him.”

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