Slip and Fall Lawyer Brooklyn
As one of the Brooklyn’s premiere personal injury practices, the Law Offices of Levine & Wiss, PLLC have represented clients from every background for all manner of personal injury cases over the years.
Across New York City in recent years, some of the most common personal injury claims have been involving slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. With decades of combined experience, the team at Levine & Wiss, PLLC has been able to help countless victims to acquire large sums of compensatory damages, as well as the justice they deserve for the negligent actions of others.
With an extensive track record for success, they are Brooklyn’s premiere slip and fall or trip and fall advocates, and are here to help you during your most dire times of need. Slip and fall claims aren’t nearly as cut and dry as they might seem, and proving negligence on the part of property owners and identifying who might actually be at fault can be quite difficult, this its why its vital to get the help of an experienced team of attorneys like Levine & Wiss.
Liability and Negligence in Slip and Fall Claims
Its important to understand, that the laws will defer slightly from place to place, however in the majority of instance in Brooklyn and NYC as a whole, property owners, by law, are forced to maintain a safe and unobstructed area in front of their property. This extends from everything to keeping the sidewalk and walkways clear of obstructions, removing trash and litter, and snow/ice removal during the winter months. In the event a property owner or occupant fails to observe these rules, it can lead to serious injuries on the part of pedestrians and the property owners and occupants are held in strict liability.
In the event you or your loved one was injured during a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you may be entitled to recover a large sum in compensatory damages. No matter where such an injury occurred, if the area was obstructed or left in a negligent manner, that goes against the regulations of the area, whether it was in or outside a property, home or business, they are still liable and you have the right to seek restitution! With the help of an experienced legal practice like Levine & Wiss, you can recover millions in damages and get the justice you deserve.
Can Slip and Falls Only Happen in a Business?
One of the most common questions we are asked in regard to slip and fall or trip and fall claims is where they can take place. The truth is that they can take place anywhere, and if someone acted in a way that was negligent in any way, they may be held liable and you have the legal right to file suit. Slip and fall cases can occur anywhere including you place of work, office buildings, residential buildings or homes, public attractions or parks, a staircase or escalator, any sidewalks or driveway, gyms, restaurants, retail outlets, markets, and much more.
Some of the most common occurrences are often when a liquid may have spilled or floors have been freshly mopped, without a sign being placed down to indicate the wet floors. In such a case, the establishment can be held liable.
Proving Your Slip and Fall Case
Proving a slip and fall or trip and fall case is no easy task, and there is a heavy burden of proof placed upon the victim in the case and their attorney. This is why its vital to get the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, like the team at Levine & Wiss.
Their team will work tirelessly, day and night, gathering the necessary evidence you need to ensure your claim goes the way it should. Within any slip and fall or trip and fall case, you must first establish the existence of the danger and the negligence, as with most cases. Then, you must provide that that danger existed for some period of time, that was sufficient enough for the owner or occupant to take notice, and identify a problem exists.
In such a claim, having as much evidence as possible is vital to a strong case – this is where your attorney can help you to gather things like witness statements, medical records, incident reports, property data, surveillance and video or possibly photographs taken from the scene. Using these items, it can bolster your case, and allow your to maximize the possible damages you acquire though your slip and fall claim.
Contact Levine & Wiss Today
As Brooklyn’s premier slip and fall advocates, Levine & Wiss, has helped a number of clients dealing with slip and fall or trip and fall cases.
Their extensive track record and decades of experience gives them an intimate knowledge of the laws and legal processes across NYC and beyond, and has allowed them to help victims, just like you, not only get justice, but to obtain millions in damages each and every year.
For more information on your slip and fall claim or to schedule a legal consultation, be sure to contact Levine & Wiss today.