Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents
Slip & fall and trip & fall accidents which result in personal injuries are common occurrences. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for more than eight million hospital emergency room visits, making them the leading cause of visits to the ER.
If you slip and fall or trip and fall anywhere other than your own home – including work, a public location, a store, or someone else’s home – you might be eligible for money damages resulting from your slip & fall or trip & fall injuries. Often these events lead to legal action.
Many times in these cases, liability is unclear. It’s important, even if you are unsure, to contact an attorney familiar with personal injury and liability laws. At the Long Island law firm of Harms & Harrigan LLP, we can help.
When Should You Seek Assistance for Your Slip & Fall or Trip & Fall Injuries?
If you have been injured in a slip & fall or trip & fall accident and have sustained personal injuries, you need to seek legal counsel. At Harms & Harrigan, LLP, we will investigate your case and determine who may be at fault. Depending on your case, there may be several parties who could be found liable for your injuries, such as property owners, tenants and contractors. The attorneys of Harms & Harrigan, LLP are experienced in identifying all parties that may be at fault for your fall and who should compensate you for your injuries.
Accidents can be caused, among other things, by snow and ice, improper maintenance and repairs or basic negligence. Accidents can be caused by unlit stairways, faulty steps, broken sidewalks, slippery surfaces and improper snow and ice removal.
Harms & Harrigan LLP, work hard to prove liability and get you the compensation you deserve if you are injured due to someone else’s negligence. It’s a complex process with slip & fall or trip & fall cases.
Our Attorneys Fight to Protect Your Rights
At Harms & Harrigan LLP, the attorneys take the time to understand how your injuries occurred and then use that information to build the strongest case possible for you. Slip & fall or trip & fall cases are never as cut-and-dry as “I’m hurt and I deserve money.” Your case is documented with all the details and you are kept informed every step of the way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Your injuries can have long term effects and priority is given to understand the prognosis of your injuries so you can be best represented.
Many times, people injured in slip & fall or trip & fall accidents face a long recovery. In addition to a potential hospital stay and time away from work, there is typically weeks or months of physical therapy ahead.
Your number one priority should always be your health and well-being. Let the attorneys of Harms & Harrigan, LLP take care of the legal details and help you get the compensation you deserve if you are injured in a slip & fall or trip & fall accident.
For more information or to discuss the details of your case, contact the Long Island law firm of Harms & Harrigan LLP today.