Slip-and-fall injuries in New York can be extremely serious, to the point of jeopardizing a victim’s life, especially when vital body parts such as the head or spinal cord are involved. Do you know what your rights are when you suffer a personal injury of this type? In this article, we tell you.
According to figures from the U.S. National Safety Council, slip-and-fall injuries are the cause of at least 9 million emergency room visits a year, many of which require surgery and special care to make a full recovery.
If you have been the victim of a slip-and-fall personal injury case, there are rights under the law to help you minimize the impact this accident can have on your life. At Nonna Shikh Law, we are experts in these types of cases and we are ready to defend you before the necessary authorities.
Call us or schedule an appointment so you can learn more about your rights as a victim, as well as the process we will follow to get justice for your injuries. With our support, you will be able to recover the financial losses that this type of accident may cause.
What types of personal injuries can a slip-and-fall case cause?
There are many injuries that a slip-and-fall case can cause, and depending on the magnitude of the accident, these can be of greater or lesser magnitude, even to the point of putting the victim’s life at risk.
Some of the most common injuries in this type of case can be:
– Knee injuries.
– Spinal cord damage.
– Head injuries.
Likewise, depending on the magnitude of the accident and the place where it occurs, it is possible that other types of injuries may be generated that could complicate the victim’s health, for which it is necessary to receive specialized medical attention that allows the recovery of well-being in the shortest possible time.
What are my rights when I slip and fall in NYC?
When you are the victim of a slip and fall case in New York City, the law protects you at all times, granting you a series of rights that will allow you to recover in the shortest possible time and avoid a negative impact on your private and economic life.
First, it is important to remember that, as a slip and fall victim, the law gives you the right to receive adequate medical care to treat each of your injuries. This includes emergency medical care if necessary, as well as access to comprehensive treatment for each of your injuries.
In addition, you also have the right to receive compensation for any lost wages or medical expenses incurred as a result of your injuries. This means that each of the expenses incurred as a result of your injuries and the medical care you require to regain your well-being can be recovered through the compensation you are entitled by law to receive.
On the other hand, if your slip and fall injuries were caused by the failure of another person, or company, to fulfill their responsibilities to maintain a safe environment, you may be entitled to file a claim for damages. This will allow you to add other significant expenses to your compensation, so the amount you would be entitled to receive would be in the millions.
And, last but not least, you have the right to retain the services of a team of personal injury lawyers who can guide you down the proper legal path to get the compensation you deserve by law.
What expenses does a slip and fall compensation cover?
The expenses you can recover through personal injury compensation are many. Each one of them is linked to the expenses generated by the slip and fall accident you suffered in NY.
Some of the expenses covered by a slip and fall compensation are:
- Medical care
- Prescription medications
- Clinical studies
- Ambulance transportation
- Rehabilitation therapies
- Material expenses
- Pain and suffering
In order for you to receive the appropriate amount for each case, it is important that you have all the evidence possible, from photographs, videos, audios and even eye witness accounts. With the help of our attorneys at Nonna Shikh Law, you will be able to get all the evidence you need to claim your rights as a victim.
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Protect your rights with our lawyers at Nonna Shikh Law
At Nonna Shikh Law, we are a first-class law firm, where you can find a professional team, ready to fight for the fulfillment of your rights and recover millions for the injuries you have suffered in the case of an accident.
Call us now or schedule an appointment with us. Our attorneys will work by your side, providing you with clear and honest attention to clarify the details of the accident and the financial recovery for your injuries.
The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.