Plan your steps carefully after a slip-and-fall accident

| Apr 27, 2018 | Premises Liability

Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to very serious injuries, especially if the person who falls hits his or her head or back on something when he or she falls. While you might be tempted to think that a slip and fall isn’t anything to be concerned about, you might want to think again.

Some people are more likely to suffer an injury in one of these incidents. An elderly person, for example, might suffer from a hip injury. A fractured hip in a senior citizen can lead to health issues. The person might need to have surgery and the recovery time is considerable.

We understand that you might need to think about what you are going to do next. You may need to spend a little time focusing on your health. This is understandable but make sure that you don’t take too much time doing this. There are specific laws in New York that limit the amount of time that you have to file a claim after an accident.

There are a few different things that you might include in your claim for compensation. Your medical bills are often a large portion of the damages. You might also be able to include the money that you were unable to earn if you had to take time off work. Pain and suffering, emotional distress and similar factors might also come into the picture.

We can help you learn about what options you have for your case. As decisions come up, you will have to take the wheel and let us know what you want to do. We will formulate our steps based on what you want to do.