A property owner has a duty to keep his or her premises safe for visitors. Negligence on the part of the owner can result in serious bodily injury, lifelong implications and long-term medical costs. Through a premises liability action, however, you can hold negligent property owners accountable for your slip-and-fall injuries.
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At Chiariello & Chiariello in Forest Hills and Glen Cove, New York, we are dedicated to helping clients recover compensation for their slip-and-fall injuries. Our Queens slip-and-fall accident attorneys treat our clients like family and will work to secure past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and damages for your pain and suffering. We have more than 50 years of experience assisting clients injured in accidents on all types of property, including:
- City sidewalks: In Queens, and throughout New York City, owners of commercial property or multiple dwellings are responsible for the condition of the sidewalks abutting their property. We can help you hold the negligent owner accountable for conditions on sidewalks such as uneven or broken pavement.
- Stores and other commercial property: A misplaced platform in a store might cause a shopper to trip and fall over a display. A wet aisle may cause a slip-and-fall injury. Likewise, uneven pavement in a parking lot can lead to serious falls and injuries. We help clients injured on all types of commercial property, from supermarkets and retail stores to parking lots and office buildings.
- Municipal property: If you are injured on city-owned property, we can help you bring a claim against the city or municipality responsible for the sidewalk or street where you were injured. There is a limited time to file municipal claims, so speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your rights.
Wet and Slippery Sidewalk Accident — Attorneys Serving Glen Cove and Forest Hills
An icy sidewalk or slippery tiles in a vestibule can lead to a serious slip-and-fall injury. A property owner has a duty to clean up entryways and sidewalks. However, there is no duty to fix wet and slippery sidewalks until the cessation of the storm or weather. After the storm or inclement weather stops, then the property owner must correct the dangerous or unsafe condition in a reasonable amount of time.
Notice Requirement for Premises Liability Cases
The key question in every slip-and-fall case is whether the property owner was aware of the dangerous condition or the dangerous condition lasted for such an amount of time that a reasonable owner would have repaired it. We can help you determine if you have a case and investigate whether the property owner, or his or her employees, had noticed the condition prior to your accident.
To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your slip-and-fall injury or wet and slippery sidewalk injury, please contact us by e-mail or call 888-692-1540. From offices in Glen Cove and Forest Hills, our lawyers represent clients in Queens, the other boroughs of New York City, and Long Island.