Reputable New York Lawyers Prosecute Slip and Fall Injury Cases
Determined pursuit of justice for seriously injured New Yorkers
A sudden slip and fall can turn a pleasant outing into a prolonged nightmare. At once, your life is consumed with pain, medical treatment, and rehabilitation, as you miss work and watch the bills pile up. Fortunately, there is hope. You may be eligible for full compensation for your losses, and The Tacopina Injury Firm is prepared to help you get it. Our accomplished attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in damage awards and settlements for our clients. Drawing on more than 80 years of combined experience, we investigate your case thoroughly and assemble the evidence to build a compelling case for relief. When you retain our services, you get personal attention from dedicated professionals focused on maximizing your recovery.
Experience managing a wide range of slip and fall injury cases
When searching for an attorney to handle your slip and fall litigation, you should strongly consider a lawyer who has successfully managed a case similar to yours. At The Tacopina Injury Firm, our attorneys have obtained recoveries for a wide range of debilitating injuries, including:
- Concussion and traumatic brain injury
- Bone fractures
- Torn ligaments and cartilage
- Internal injuries
- Disc and vertebrae injuries
- Spinal trauma
Defendants in our cases have included private property owners, commercial landlords and tenants, and government entities.
Detailed investigation establishes the elements of your case
Under premises liability law, there are several elements an injured plaintiff must prove to win a slip and fall injury case. These elements must show that:
- There was a hidden hazard.
- The person in control of the premises knew or should have known about the hazard.
- The person in control of the premises was unreasonable in failing to cure the hazard.
- The hazard caused the injuries.
To illustrate how these elements work, consider the case of tomato sauce spilled in a supermarket aisle. Even though the sauce is bright red, it can still be a hidden hazard, because shoppers are likely to be distracted from it as they look for items on nearby shelves. Should the store manager have known about the spill? This question depends on how long the spill was on the floor. Was the store management unreasonable in failing to cure the hazard? This often depends on protocols the store has in place, such as pop-up cones to place over a spill, and sufficient employees patrolling the aisles. Finally, whether the hazard caused the fall that resulted in your injuries is an all-important question. Defendants often claim the fall was faked, the injuries are faked, or the injuries were pre-existing or were caused by something else.
Our legal team meticulously investigates the circumstances surrounding your fall to gather the proof needed for each element of your case.
Contact our NYC law firm to fight passionately in your slip and fall case
Slip and fall injury cases can be difficult to win. But The Tacopina Injury Firm has the knowledge and experience needed to overcome difficulties and deliver the maximum level of compensation possible. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 347-246-5102 or contact our Manhattan office online.