If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident on Long Island, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is here for you. A Nassau County slip and fall injury attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical care and other related expenses and losses. New York law holds property owners legally responsible for the hazards visitors encounter.
Our team provides free legal consultations for victims and their families. We want to speak with you if you suffered injuries in a Nassau County slip and fall. During this case assessment, we can explain more about what you can expect as you move forward with your claim and how our team can help with this process.
Recovering Compensation for Your Nassau County Fall Damages
While many people think of falls as relatively minor incidents – and most are – they can also cause more serious injuries and cost victims thousands of dollars in medical bills, missed paychecks, and more. If your fall occurred because of a preventable hazard, you could recover compensation for these costs and losses by holding the property owner or another party legally responsible.
The process of recovering compensation for a fall injury requires filing an insurance claim or premises liability lawsuit. If we handle this for you, it may be possible for us to recover compensation on your behalf for:
- Your medical care and related expenses
- Ongoing care and future medical needs related to your injuries
- Medical and mobility devices
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Other miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
Wrongful Death Damages From a Fatal Fall
While it is not common, wrongful death can result from a fall. For example, if a person falls down the stairs because of a missing railing, they could suffer a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. Other severe injuries are also possible in a fall.
When someone passes away from their injuries, New York State laws allow their surviving family to recover damages. Our team can assess your case and determine your options if a loved one recently passed away in a fall.
Let Our Team Help You Better Understand Your Nassau County Fall Case
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we have experience with a wide range of fall accidents and injuries. While each case is unique, our team has likely helped an individual or family under similar circumstances to yours. Some of the cases we’ve handled include:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Stair injuries
- Falls from an elevated height
- Deck or patio falls
- Indoor falls
- Outdoor falls
These cases can also involve various locations, including:
- Private homes
- Shopping malls
- Grocery stores
- Department stores
- Sports stadiums
- Parks and municipal buildings
No matter how or where the fall occurred, our team will review your legal options to help you better understand your rights. We are not afraid to take on any property owner, regardless of size or community stature. You can learn more about previous cases we’ve handled by reviewing our testimonials and case results.
Building a Premises Liability Case in Nassau County
Like other types of personal injury claims, premises liability cases involving slip and falls are based on negligence. There are four aspects of negligence to prove:
- The accused party had a duty of care to the victim.
- They breached this duty.
- Their breach caused an incident or accident.
- The victim suffered injuries as a result.
According to the New York State Bar Association, case law from 1976 assigns a duty of care to property owners and occupiers. Per Basso v. Miller, 40 N.Y.2d 233, they must keep their property free from preventable hazards that could endanger visitors to that property.
Showing they breached that duty and that the breach caused the fall is generally the most difficult part of these cases to prove. Our team investigates what happened and gathers evidence to show foreseeability and liability. We can often prove that the liable party or parties knew about the hazard but took no action to protect others from it, breaching their duty of care.
You don’t Have Long to File a Lawsuit
There are deadlines for suing in a premises liability case in New York State. These include:
- Three years for injury claims under CVP § 214
- Two years in a wrongful death case per EPT § 5-4.1
Some cases, such as those filed against a municipal or state agency, have additional deadlines you must meet that come much sooner. Act quickly to ensure you do not miss any deadlines in your case. Evidence can also disappear quickly in these cases. For example, it could take only a week or two before any video of your fall is recorded over. Getting started as soon as possible could allow us to capture such evidence before it’s gone forever.
Types of Injuries in Slip and Fall Cases
The injuries our clients suffer in their fall incidents vary widely. Some have a fractured wrist, joint injuries, or serious abrasions and contusions. We have also helped fall victims who suffered:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back or neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Other broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
We document their recoverable damages, value the case, and pursue compensation by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the property owner or occupier, depending on the circumstances.
Speak With One of Our Team Members for Free Today
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our team provides free consultations for those hurt in Nassau County. We will discuss your fall case with you, assess your options for taking legal action, and explain the representation and advocacy you could receive from our firm. You do not have to try to recover money on your own after a fall.
We make a no-fee promise to every client we represent. Our firm does not charge any money upfront, and you will not pay attorney’s fees until we win your case. We take all the risk and want the same outcome you do. Call (516) 358-6900 now to speak with a team member.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Nassau County, call 516-358-6900The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information and may not be applicable in your jurisdiction.