Many people use the terms ‘tripping’ and ‘slipping’ interchangeably during their conversations. But when someone is hurt in a slip and fall accident because of someone else's fault, it's crucial to distinguish between a slip, trip, and fall.
According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the primary causes of serious injuries in the United States. By differentiating between a slip, trip, and a fall, a skilled slip and fall injury lawyer in New York can approach your case in a more targeted manner, gather the necessary evidence, and hold the property owner, manager or other parties accountable for their negligence.
To maximize your settlement in slip and fall injury cases in New York, it is vital to have a leading personal injury law firm on your side, which has thorough knowledge of the laws related to slip, trip and fall injuries.
How do I calculate the slip and fall knee injury average settlement amount?
You may qualify for filing a personal injury lawsuit if you have suffered a knee injury in a slip and fall accident because of the careless and negligent actions (or inactions) of another person. An overriding question most plaintiffs have is what their knee injury settlement is worth. While there is no standard answer to this question, understanding the basic parameters involved in the settlement calculation can help you plan for the future in a better manner.
Knee injuries from slip and fall accidents can sometimes be minor. Based on this, if you had a severe fall, you may end up with a possible lifelong injury, which can impair your quality of life, and even prevent you from working to your full capacity in future. In such situations, a financial settlement can not only help you pay your medical bills, but also allow you to recover from the financial blow of lost income apart from compensating you for your pain and suffering.
Slip and fall accidents – also referred to as trip and fall accidents – are among the leading causes of injuries among people of all age groups in New York. Data from the New York State Department of Health shows that slip-and-fall related injuries are the leading cause of hospitalization among children in the 0-14 age group and adults over the age of 25.
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A slip and fall accident is one of those things that can happen to anyone, anywhere. Whether you are at home, at work, at a shopping mall, a friend’s house, or even a parking lot, you can slip-and-fall and sustain serious injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), out of all accidental deaths in America, nearly 15% can be attributed to slip-and-fall accidents. Some of these accidents can be chalked up to the victim’s carelessness, but in a lot of cases, another person or entity is the culprit.
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New York is known for its brutally cold winters. While the snow-filled streets and sidewalks look beautiful, they also create unsafe conditions for pedestrians and lead to slip and fall accidents. Property owners in New York are required to clear ice and snow from their property – including adjoining sidewalks and parking lots – in a timely manner.
If a property owner fails in their duty to keep their premises in a relatively safe condition, and if their failure leads to a slip and fall accident, the victim can sue them and demand compensation for their injuries and other losses.
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