Every property owner in Hollis has the same obligation to keep visitors safe while visiting their premises. If they failed to do so and you were injured, you could seek compensation. A Hollis slip and fall accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help.
The legal team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is standing by to take your call. The consultation is free. Let us handle all aspects of your case for you.
Victims of Negligence Can Seek Compensation for Their Medical Care
Injuries from a slip and fall can range in severity. You could suffer anything from bumps and bruises to a serious head injury. Medical bills from a slip and fall can be substantial and may include:
- An ER visit
- A ride in an ambulance
- Specialist bills
- Physical rehabilitation or chiropractic care
- Surgery costs
- Any ongoing care costs
- Assistive devices
We can help you to gather medical records and bills from every provider. We can then demand appropriate payments from the liable party to seek the compensation that you may deserve.
When Slip and Falls Result in Damages Beyond Physical Injuries
The purpose of any insurance claim or lawsuit after a slip and fall is to collect the compensation that you need to be made whole again. This requires a full evaluation of the impact of the incident on your life and placing a dollar value on those losses.
For example, people making a recovery after a fall may miss time at work. These lost wages and even future lost wages could be compensable losses. You might also be entitled to other types of damages such as:
- Miscellaneous expenses related to the accident
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If you lost a loved one due to a slip and fall, our team can help you determine and fight for the applicable damages. We can work to measure how the incident has impacted your life and make appropriate demands from all liable parties.
A Lawyer will Fight for You After a Hollis Slip and Fall
A Hollis slip and fall accident lawyer from our team will go to work for you, fighting for fair compensation for your losses. We can handle the legal details of your case for you so that you can focus on your recovery. We will help you with every step of your claim or lawsuit, including:
- Identifying who was liable for your fall
- Gathering evidence of liability and your injuries
- Determining a fair value for your case
- Communicating and negotiating with the insurance company
- Taking your case to court, if necessary
- Advising you on relevant laws that may affect your case
In one case, we secured a high six-figure settlement for a woman who tripped and fell on a wet floor in a hotel, injuring her hip. We will fight the insurance company for a fair settlement on your behalf.
We Can Help You Assign Fault for a Slip and Fall
A property owner is responsible for an injury that results from their failure to provide reasonable protection. Failures could include:
- Not clearing a temporary hazard
- Allowing visitors into areas with structural defects
- Not placing warning signs for wet or freshly-waxed floors
A Hollis slip and fall accident lawyer from our firm will take the lead in gathering evidence that points to a property owner’s liability.
You May Still be Entitled to Compensation Even if You Contributed to Your Injuries
Property owners may argue that an injured person shares some or all of the responsibility for a fall due to their own carelessness. According to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §1411, parties can still recover compensation even if they contributed to the accident or their injuries. It is important to note that your award will be diminished, however.
Our team will work to establish the other party’s liability to get you the compensation you deserve.
How You Can Help Strengthen Your Case
While our team will manage your case, there are a few things that you can do to protect your right to compensation:
- Ensure you obey your doctor’s orders
- Watch who you speak to about your case, especially from insurance companies
- Keep all documents you obtain in a safe place
- Stay off social media
You Have Limited Time to File a Lawsuit
Even the most straightforward case can fail if an injured person does not act quickly. A state law called the statute of limitations controls the timeline to bring a case to court demanding compensation.
Under CVP §214, the time limit in these cases is three years from the date of the fall. By contacting our team as soon as possible, you give your legal team time to meet this vital deadline. If you fail to act within the timeline established in this statute, you could forfeit your right to seek compensation.
Evidence Can Disappear
The time limit for filing a lawsuit is not the only reason you may want to act quickly after a slip and fall. Evidence can disappear and memories can fade. This can make it more difficult to establish what occurred.
You Can Afford Legal Help
You may be facing thousands of dollars in legal bills with no way to pay them, especially if your injuries are keeping you out of work. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries, not on how you will pay your legal fees.
For this reason, we handle all our injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You pay nothing upfront, and our attorney’s fees are contingent on us winning your case. If you do not recover compensation, you do not pay us.
This means that there is no risk for you when you enlist the help of our team.
Our Team is Standing by Ready to Help You
Reach out to the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today. During your free consultation, we will review your case and determine how a Hollis slip and fall accident lawyer can help you. Call us today at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Hollis, call 516-358-6900