Pursue Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries

Long Island Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

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If you slip and fall on someone else's property, whether in a residential home or a commercial business, who is responsible? If it is determined that a property owner has failed to maintain a reasonably safe environment, they may be held accountable through a personal injury lawsuit. The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. are Long Island slip and fall accident lawyers that have the experience you need.

When you are a visitor or guest on someone else's property in Long Island, NY, you expect a reasonably safe environment that is free from obvious hazards—including:

  • Wet floors
  • Inadequately lit walking paths
  • Haphazardly placed floor mats

If someone is injured on your property are you liable? Find out by contacting us for a free consultation!

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Whether you are entering a busy retail store or a neighbor's home, it is important to be wary of any potential slipping hazards. If the property owner does not take regular measures to ensure a safe environment, there is no telling how many hazardous conditions may be lurking.

For this reason, you should always be on the look-out for the following:

  • Spills that have been left on the floor
  • Inadequately lit walkways and hallways
  • Ice, snow or water surrounding the property
  • Floors cluttered with debris
  • Unsecured merchandise
  • Slick, slippery or waxy walkways

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident because of any of the aforementioned hazards, you should not hesitate to get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation, but it is imperative that you act quickly. To learn what steps you can take after an accident, contact our firm today.

Slip and Fall Liability in New York

If you have been involved in a slip & fall accident, you first need immediate medical attention. Then it is critical that you contact our firm as soon as possible after the accident. Our investigative team can document your case and acquire the evidence that will be needed in filing a claim for compensation.

Proving slip and fall liability in New York includes the following elements:

  • The owner of the premises must have caused a dangerous condition on their property
  • The owner of the premises must have known about this dangerous condition yet failed to correct it
  • The owner of the premises understood that the condition was dangerous to others

The property owner may try to discuss the case with you or offer you a quick settlement. Never accept a settlement in a slip and fall accident without first getting legal representation from our firm. Fast settlements are almost always far lower in value than you could expect when represented by a Long Island personal injury attorney from our skilled legal team. Moving quickly in the case and contacting us before time passes is important when seeking maximum compensation in the case.

Why Should You Choose our Long Island Lawyers?

  • We have more than 150 years of combined experience
  • Millions recovered for clients throughout New York
  • We don't charge anything up front: No recovery, no fee!

You must be able to prove that the property owner had prior knowledge of the slipping hazard and that they subsequently failed to take action. This can be difficult. As long as you can show that a reasonable person under the same circumstances would have noticed, and remedied, the slipping hazard, you should be able to recover compensation. Discuss the circumstances of your accident with a Long Island personal injury lawyer from The Odierno Law Firm, P.C.

Call our firm today to learn more in a FREE case review!

We Have Recovered OVER 100 MILLION DOLLARS

  • $1.2 Million Dollar Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff was driving his motor vehicle straight when defendant, who was legally drunk, crossed over a divider and struck the plaintiff's car head on. Plaintiff was the only occupant in the car and died instantly. Plaintiff had dependent wife and teenage son.

  • $1.6 Million Dollar Settlement

    Plaintiff is a 50 year old man who was doing repair work on a residential residence in Suffolk County. He was on a ladder when several bricks in the patio supporting the ladder gave way causing him to fall to the ground. The homeowner was negligent due to the improper construction and maintenance of the brick patio. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his pelvis, back, neck and legs and is disabled from future work.

  • $175,000 UM Arbitration

    Plaintiff is a 65 year old man who was injured when walking to his car parked on the street in front of a house he was visiting. Plaintiff was struck and knocked to the ground by an unidentified driver. Plaintiff reported the accident to the police and sought evaluation at the hospital. Plaintiff did not treat for one month after the accident as he was suffering from unrelated physical ailments. When plaintiff did seek treatment it was determined he suffered a torn ligament in his hip. Plaintiff’s doctor opined that the only remedy was surgery and plaintiff was not a candidate because of his COPD. Defendant contested the validity of the occurrence as well as the causation of the injury. Defendant cited the plaintiff’s previous injuries and accidents claiming his hip injury was a consequence of prior falls as well related to his history of arthritis.

  • $200,000 Mediated Settlement

    Plaintiff was a 26 year old male who died during a house fire occurring in Suffolk County. The defendant, who is the owner of the house admitted that she could not credibly testify the smoke detectors were operational as they were not checked regularly. Defendant home owner also admitted that the batteries used in the smoke detectors were never changed to her knowledge. Counsel for the defendant alleged that the plaintiff engaged in culpable conduct in the origin and subsequent spreading of the fire. Counsel also attempted to limit damages by emphasizing plaintiff did not have any dependents.

  • $250,000 Mediated Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 32 year old woman who was driving her motor vehicle and stopped at a red light when her car was struck in the rear by another motor vehicle. Plaintiff suffered horizontal tears of the anterior horns of the medial and lateral menisci of the right knee with traumatic chondromalacia. Plaintiff's injuries necessitated multiple injections to her right knee as well as two arthroscopic surgeries.

    Plaintiff's surgeon opined that a total knee replacement is a possibility as plaintiff ages because her injuries will exacerbate the normal degenerative changes. Defendant argued that Plaintiff made a full recovery as she was able to return to work without limiting the scope of her duties.

  • $250,000 Mediated Settlement

    Plaintiff is a 54 year old woman who was exiting her motor vehicle when she slipped and fell on ice and snow in defendant's parking lot. Plaintiff sustained a fracture of her left ankle requiring surgery. Defendant claimed that they plowed, sanded and salted the parking in a reasonable manner and furthermore plaintiff did not suffer any residual limitations from the injury and resulting surgery.

  • $250,000 Settlement During Trial

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 62 year old male who experienced car trouble on a busy highway at 9:00 p.m. He proceeded to pull off to the side of the roadway and open the hood. As he was standing in front of his car working under the hood the defendant was driving his motor vehicle and did not see plaintiff's car.

    Defendant struck the plaintiff's stopped car in the rear causing plaintiff to be catapulted ten feet into the air. Plaintiff landed on the roadway and suffered a severely herniated disc at L4-L5 requiring him to wear a hard back brace at all times. Defendant claims plaintiff was responsible for the accident as plaintiff did not maintain any lights or warning that his car was stopped and encroaching into a traffic lane.

  • $295,000 Mediated Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 43 year old women who was driving her motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by another car. Plaintiff suffered thoracic and lumbar herniated discs requiring a posterolateral spinal fusion at T11 – L2, segmental pedicle fixation at T11-L2 and an iliac crest bone graft. Defendant conceded liability but claimed the injury was degenerative as there was no visible damage to the motor vehicle plaintiff was operating.

  • $300,000 Settlement During Trial

    Facts: The plaintiff is a 38 year old male who was stopped in traffic when his vehicle was struck in the rear by another car. Plaintiff was awarded summary judgment on liability and the matter proceeded to trial on damages. The plaintiff suffered a lumbar herniated disc requiring a fusion and laminectomy.

    Defendant claimed that the plaintiff's injury was not related to the accident as he suffers from severe Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Defendant also obtained surveillance footage of plaintiff working at a construction site carrying various heavy objects. Case settled after jury selection and before opening statements.

  • $350,000 Trial Verdict

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 33 year old male driving his motorcycle straight when the defendant attempted to make a right turn and struck the side of plaintiff's motorcycle. Defendant claimed he followed a turn arrow and that the plaintiff rode through a steady red light. Defendant also claimed that according to plaintiff's own doctors he made an excellent recovery and suffered no restrictions.

    Plaintiff suffered a fracture of his right tibia and fibula requiring surgery. Defendant was found to be 100% liable at trial and offered a $100,000 settlement. Plaintiff refused the offer and obtained a jury verdict.

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  • They checked up on me every week until my case was settled and I still hear from them from time to time.

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