Get Expert Legal Representation for Your Slip-and-fall Case
Slip-and-fall accidents are no laughing matter. Tens of thousands of people suffer them every year. Some are seriously injured to the point where they cannot work, experience debilitating pain, and don’t enjoy life in the same ways. If you’ve suffered a slip-and-fall accident, talk to our experienced attorneys at the Forzano Law Firm in Brooklyn. We have the skill and experience to provide you with compassionate, intelligent legal representation and hold parties accountable for their negligence. Whether you’re seeking restitution for medical expenses from insurance companies or taking a property owner to court, we will be your advocate and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Forzano Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation.
Major Causes of Slip & Fall Injuries
Most slip-and-fall accidents occur because people overestimate the grip they have on the surface below their feet. When someone slips and falls, their center of mass shifts behind them, their leading foot slides forward uncontrollably, and they fall backward. This rearward fall can result in various short and long-term injuries that require an advanced continuum of care, including sprained ankles and wrists, shoulder dislocations, brain injuries, spine and nerve damage, and more. In our decades of service, the Forzano Law Firm has come to recognize some of the most common causes of slip-and-fall accidents, including:
- Freshly-Cleaned or Waxed Hardwood Floors
- Floors Soaked With Liquid from a Spill or Overflow (Bathrooms)
- Surfaces Covered with Snow, Ice, or Condensation
- Carpeting with Low Friction Coefficients
- Obstructive Materials In Construction Sites
- Debris In Aisles That Wasn’t Cleaned Promptly
- Broken, Uneven, Sloped, or Obstructed Sidewalks
- And more
Our practice helps you get the compensation you deserve when you’ve suffered injuries from these hazards. Our experienced slip-and-fall attorneys ensure that the culpable parties who created these dangerous environments are punished under the law and pay your bills and restitution for medical care, treatments, pain, and suffering.
Slip & Fall vs. Trip & Fall
“Slip-and-fall” and “trip and fall” claims are not synonymous. Though the difference between them is slight, having the correct classification can significantly impact your case. Slip-and-fall accidents occur when a person falls over (usually backward) as a result of walking on a slippery surface. Conversely, trip and fall accidents happen when a person does not correct their gait fast enough to avoid an object or obstacle on the floor. Their fall is usually forward and a direct result of not seeing the obstacle or misjudging the steps to take to avoid it. The type determines culpability and the strength of your claim for pain, suffering, and injury. When you have suffered either kind of incident, speak to the slip-and-fall lawyers at the Forzano Law Firm first. We’ll provide you with the expert guidance you need to take the next correct steps, file your claim, and win.
Slip-and-Fall Law & Property Owners
Generally speaking, slip-and-fall compensation is available if you are injured on a person’s property due to their negligence. If you file a lawsuit, the property owner can be held legally responsible if it can be proven they caused or knew about hazardous conditions. Further, if the property owner knew about potential danger and didn’t take steps to remedy it, despite having time to do so, you can also take legal action. It’s expected that owners regularly monitor their property for hazardous conditions that could result in injury.
Get the Compensation You Deserve with Forzano Law
Slips and falls have the potential to cause major bodily injury. When you’ve suffered an accident, you may have to pay exorbitant medical bills to get back on your feet, miss weeks or months of work, and suffer lost wages and income. The Forzano Law Firm can change that. Our practice can help you get the compensation you need for many of the costs you may incur after a slip-and-fall accident. Working with us, you may receive additional compensation for “pain and suffering,” including, but not limited to reparations for chronic pain, physical impairments, or anything that compromises your quality of life long-term. Our intelligent, caring approach to your unique case makes us the perfect advocate and strongest defenders of your rights. We will fight for you and win against negligent landlords, property owners, and unfeeling insurance companies. Our firm will secure the monetary resources and restitutions you need, now and for the future.
Schedule Your Legal Consultation with the Forzano Law Firm
If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, don’t bear the burden of medical costs and lost wages alone. The Forzano Law Firm in Brooklyn, NY, can help you receive the compensation you need for life to go back to normal. Our team has worked with many clients on their slip-and-fall cases, and we want to help you too. Schedule a legal consultation at our Brooklyn office today.