Choose a Slip and Fall Lawyer with Decades of Experience
Although many comedians have joked about falling and not being able to get up, this type of personal injury accident is no laughing matter. Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in America, and they can happen to anyone, at any time. They are often linked to premises liability, construction accidents, traumatic brain injury, and even wrongful death.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of this form of personal injury, please contact our office in Brooklyn, New York to speak to a slip and fall accident lawyer today — we will review your case for free and answer any questions you might have.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of places, under a variety of circumstances, and result in a wide range of injuries. Several factors can cause or contribute to falls:
- Damaged, uneven, or broken walkways
- Wet or slick floors
- Broken or missing handrails and stair rails
- Inadequate or absent lighting
- Torn, bulging, or uneven flooring
- Dilapidated parking lots
- Elevators and escalators
- Snowy or icy roofs and walkways
Contact an attorney at Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. right away if you have slipped and been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
Common Slip and Fall-related Injuries
There is a wide range of slip and fall injuries, and, unfortunately, many of them don’t present themselves at the time of the accident. However, there are some slip and fall-related injuries that occur more frequently than others. These common injuries include:
- Fractured arms, hands, and wrists
- Sprained or fractured ankles
- Traumatic brain injury, including skull fracture
- Severe back and spinal cord injury
- Bruised or broken pelvis
- Bruised or broken hip
At Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., we urge injured victims to seek immediate medical attention following the incident — even if no serious injury is apparent. It is also important to get as much physical evidence of the incident as possible, including pictures of the accident site and injuries. Contact Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. right away so that we can begin a thorough investigation of your case.
After Your Accident
It is not uncommon for slip and fall accident victims to accept checks from property owners at the scene of the incident, or to give statements to insurance claims adjusters without considering how their statement could be used against them. For injured victims, we advise against accepting any money from the responsible party, giving or signing any statement for any insurance claims adjuster (including the victim’s insurance company), and discussing the extent of any injuries until after receiving legal guidance. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, please contact Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. as soon as possible.
Contact a Brooklyn, New York Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
With more than 30 years’ experience we have worked with countless injury victims and their families. At Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., we are committed to passionate, personal representation and legal counsel, and will work tirelessly to achieve the highest possible compensation for our clients. Schedule a free case review by contacting us today.