Slip & Fall Lawyer in Bronx
Representing Clients Injured in Slip & 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 broken bones, severed fingers and limbs, spinal cord damage, and even long-term brain injuries.
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.
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
Long-term head trauma and brain injuries
Bruising, scratches, and scrapes
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 & 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.