Trip And Fall Accidents Lawyers
Every day countless American’s trip and fall for a variety of reasons, possibly due to their own carelessness but sometimes due to someone else’s negligence. There are many defects which cause people to trip and fall in which the landowner, tenant, or property manager will be held liable as a matter of law. The trip and fall attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC have the experience necessary to identify these hazards and confirm who is responsible for the condition.
Some of these hazards are:
- Raised section of sidewalk or curbing
- Cracks or potholes
- Debris left in a walkway
- Uneven stairs and floors
- Unmarked tripping hazards
- Poor visibility
- Lack of handrails
Often the person that falls is initially embarrassed and blames themselves, but in the eyes of the law a landowner is responsible to take reasonable steps to keep their property free of tripping hazards and to ensure that there are no building code violations. It is essential that you contact our trip and fall lawyers immediately so that we can investigate your fall before the owner can repair or alter the condition that caused your fall.
The injuries that can occur as a result of a fall can range from minor to catastrophic, possibly even causing death. These injuries can become progressively worse with time so even if your injuries do not initially appear to be significant, it is vital to seek medical attention so your complaints are documented and you can begin the recovery process.
If you have been injured as a result of a fall please call the trip and fall attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC so that we can ensure that you receive the medical care that you need and the compensation that you are entitled to. The consultation is free and we do not charge a legal fee unless we win your case.
Top 5 Mistakes Made After A Trip and Fall Accident
- Failure to file an accident report
- Failure to obtain pictures of the location of your fall
- Refusal of medical attention
- Speaking directly with the Insurance Company
- Not hiring an experienced attorney who will complete all filings to protect your rights and ensure that you will receive the compensation that you deserve
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan has focused his career on advancing his legal knowledge though the day to day practice of law. Jared is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC in Syosset, New York and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years. His career started in litigation, so Jared is aware of the pitfalls in litigation and uses that knowledge in the representation of his clients in complex matters. [ Attorney Bio ]