Staten Island Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
The law places a legal obligation upon business owners, landlords and private
property owners to provide safe and secure premises for their guests as
well as any passerby’s. In the case that the property owner fails
to repair or sufficiently warn guests regarding a hazardous area on their
property, they might be held liable in the case that an individual is
injured as a result of the aforementioned negligence. The law provides
a remedy for this injustice by allowing individuals who have been injured
due to the negligence of another to recoup compensation for the damages
that they have sustained following that particular injury. The attorneys
at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool have over fifty years of
experience representing individuals who have been injured or killed on
public or private property. Our legal team has managed to secure numerous
settlements exceeding sums of $1 million.
Statute of Limitations in Slip-and-Fall Cases
In order to avoid any conflict with the statute of limitations, victims
of slip-and-fall injuries should not hesitate to contact an attorney at
the earliest. The statute of limitations is a law that specifies the amount
of time an injured individual has following an incident to file a lawsuit.
In the case that an individual fails to file a lawsuit within the designated
time period, the injured party may be forever banned from recoup compensation
for the damages that they have sustained. In New York State the statute
of limitations of slip-and-fall cases is usually three years. However,
the statute of limitations varies on a case-by-case basis, for example,
cases involving municipalities and the federal government need to be filed
within 90 days and the statute of limitations expires within a year and a half.
Nature of Compensation Available
Individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of another party
have the option to bring forth a premises liability suit against the responsible
party and recoup compensation for any of the following damages that they
might have sustained as a result of the injury:
Medical Bills – An injury, such as a slip and fall, can cause an individual to sustain
serious physical injuries, which might require the victim to undergo numerous
medical procedures. The exorbitant cost of these recurring medical procedures
can be financially crippling for the victim and his or her family, especially
if the medical costs are not fully covered by insurance. Consequently,
victims have the option to file a premise liability lawsuit in order to
recoup compensation for the medical costs that they have incurred.
Lost Wages – Depending on the severity of the injury, victims of slip and fall accidents
might be required to leave the workforce either temporarily or permanently.
In either case, the victim and his or her family is likely to face considerable
financial strain. Consequently, victims have the option to file a premise
liability lawsuit in order to recoup compensation for any lost income
and any damage to their future earning potential.
Pain and Suffering – This pertains to a category of non-economic damages. Victims have the option
to recoup compensation for any long-term pain and suffering caused to
their being by the accident. Compensable pain and suffering damages may
include any and all types of physical or bodily pain, physical deformities
caused by the injury, and loss of life's enjoyment.
Wrongful Death – In the case that an individual dies on public or private property due
to the negligence of the property owner, the family of the deceased may
be able to recoup compensation for any damages sustained by the victim
and his family following the accident by filing a premise liability lawsuit.
The family can claim compensation for conscious pain and suffering enduring
by the victim prior to his or her death, as well as for various types
of economic losses such as loss of income as well as the economic loss
associated with losing a spouse or a parent
Favorable Settlements Secured By Our Attorneys
The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool have secured
a number of favorable verdicts in slip-and-fall cases for our clients.
Some of the more notable ones are listed below:
- A Large recovery for a woman who suffered a slip and fall injury at a gas
station. The victim was walking toward the pay window when she tripped
over a pothole. Her fall caused a serious back injury, which required
a laminectomy and discectomy. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool's
slip and fall lawyers recovered the victim a substantial settlement in
- An individual fractured their ankle after tripping and falling in front
of a parking garage. The fall occurred due to a defect in the sidewalk's
flagstone. Due to New York's law regarding the maintenance of sidewalks,
the parking garage's failure to repair the sidewalk's defect constituted
negligence. Our attorneys obtained a substantial monetary recovery for
the victim after settling with the insurance company.
- A client suffered a fractured ankle, which required surgery after falling
in the stairwell of a New York City hotel. Our slip-and-fall lawyers hired
experts to prove that the stairwell had been designed poorly. Our experts'
conclusion led to a large recovery for the victim.
- The wife of a detective in the ICU decided to pick up food for her husband's
nurses at a nearby restaurant. As the detective's wife was leaving
the restaurant, she slipped and fell on a sheet of ice and broke her ankle.
After the insurance company failed to make any settlement offer, our firm
took the case to trial. At trial Jonny Kool was able to reconstruct the
accident and established that planters working outside of the restaurant
had caused the sheet of ice to form by leaking water. The jury returned
with a favorable verdict and awarded the victim substantial compensation
for her injuries.
Contact Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Today
Premise liability cases can be extremely difficult to prove due to the
extraordinary amount of burden of proof placed on trip and fall victims
to prove negligence. Consequently, it is imperative to retain a skilled
attorney that will investigate all aspects of the case, involving all
the paperwork and interviewing any and all witnesses. Additionally, a
skilled attorney will be willing to fight for justice and maximum compensation
at trial. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our New York City
trip and fall attorneys have decades of combined experience representing
seriously injured individuals in premises liability lawsuits. Our law
firm has a reputed history of securing large settlements on behalf of
our clients, many of which exceed $1 million.
In the case that you, or a loved one, has sustained a slip and fall injury
due to another individual’s negligence, it is imperative that you
contact the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs &
Kool today at (212)-406-1700 in order to schedule your free consultation
during which we will review the facts of your case and your legal options.
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool accepts cases on a contingent
fees basis that is; no monetary fees are expected of you unless and until
we are able to secure a favorable settlement on your behalf.