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Slip & Fall

Slips, trips, and falls can happen anywhere. When one of these accidents happens, the injuries sustained can be catastrophic, debilitating, and even fatal.

The Law Firm of Zucker & Regev, P.C. is here for people who've been injured as a result of negligence by a property owner or employees on the premises.

Find out how our Brooklyn, NY, personal injury lawyers can help you...

Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents An Overview

Attorney Gary Zucker in Brooklyn, New York, represents premises liability cases involving sidewalk accidents. Unevenness, lack of maintenance, or excessive snow buildup on a sidewalk can create conditions that result in an injury. In New York, the responsibility for maintaining sidewalks typically falls on either the owner of the adjacent property or the city.

Facts About Falls Numbers on Injuries and Fatalities

Falls are more common and more dangerous than you may realize. The following facts about falls were compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fall Injuries Are Common

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Slip and falls caused $50 billion in medical expenses in America during 2015. Three quarters of these costs were covered by Medicare and Medicade. More than 800,000 fall victims require hospitalization for their injuries every year.

Chances of Severe Injury

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One in every five falls results in a serious injury, such as a broken bone or head trauma. Falls are the most common causes of hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), both of which can have lasting repercussions.

Risks for the Elderly

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Seniors are most at risk of serious injury. Around 3 million elderly people require emergency room attention due to falls each year. Around 300,000 senior citizens are hospitalized annually for hip fractures sustained in a fall.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents Potential Hazards at Properties

There are many reasons why a fall may happen. Some of the most common causes of slips, trips, and falls include:

Wet Floors

Floors can become slippery and dangerous when water or other liquids remain on them. This could be the result of broken bottles, spilled products, or leaks from pipes and ceilings.

Rain, Ice, and Snow

Wet weather could lead to moisture from outside getting onto floors. This is usually from the rain or melting snow on people's shoes, or from water dripping from clothes or umbrellas.

Debris on the Ground

Liquids aren't the only cause of slip and fall accidents. Objects on the ground such as tissue paper, pebbles, or extension cords could cause someone to lose their footing or trip.

Damaged Flooring

The floors at an establishment could be hazardous, especially if the property hasn't been maintained. Loose tiles, torn carpet, and broken floorboard have to be taken seriously.

Uneven Surfaces

In addition to damaged floor elements, the floors could be uneven and poorly designed. Any sudden dips or bumps on the surface of a floor could cause someone to lose their balance.

Lack of Railings or Bannisters

Guardrails and handrails give people something to support and protect themselves, which is crucial on stairs or at the edge of structures. A lack of these rails can contribute to an avoidable fall.

Poor Lighting

Many hazards can be avoided if they're visible, which is why lighting always matters. If bulbs are burnt out or part of a building or structure is poorly lit, accidents become far more likely.

Our Lawyers Are Here to Listen to You Brooklyn Slip and Fall Attorneys on Your Side

There are countless slips, falls, and spills every year. The attorneys at Zucker & Regev, P.C. can help the injured and their loved ones hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions.

Gary A. Zucker began practicing personal injury law in Brooklyn in 1984. He is a member of the Brooklyn, New York State, and American Bar Associations; the New York State Trial Lawyers Association; and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Guy S. Regev is a medical doctor who practices law and is a member of the American College of Legal Medicine, the American Association of Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association.

If you or a loved one need to speak with Brooklyn slip and fall lawyers about your injuries, we encourage you to contact the Law Firm of Zucker & Regev, P.C. at: 

(718) 624-1211

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Elissa Denniston

August 3, 2018

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I had a family member and Gary Zucker and Guy Regev did a great job with this case. They are compassionate and competent attorneys. They are very responsive to clients and will answer every question you may have.

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Terryann Matthews

October 23, 2019

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I am very pleased with my result. I would highly recommend them to other people. They fight hard to hard to get the best result!

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Unintentional Falls in New York Injury Statistics

Common Slip and Fall Injuries Physical Trauma and Lasting Effects

Many slips and falls do not require medical attention. The accidents that do require an emergency room visit and hospitalization tend to involve injuries such as: 

Sprains and Fractures

Taking a tumble can result in joint injuries and broken bones. Even hairline fractures could spell trouble later in life without immediate medical attention.

Hip and Pelvis Injuries

The CDC estimates that 95 percent of hip fractures are caused by people falling sideways. These injuries could necessitate hip replacement surgery.

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Especially bad falls can lead to serious back injuries. This includes herniated discs, pinched nerves, and even different levels of paralysis.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Falling on your head or severely rattling the skull in a fall can lead to concussions, brain contusions, and other TBIs.

A Personal Injury Law Firm You Can Trust Skilled Brooklyn Slip and Fall Lawyers

It can be easy to put off seeking a lawyer, even if you think you do have a case. Maybe you don't have the time or you're not sure if you have the money. Maybe you have had bad experiences with unsympathetic or uninterested lawyers.

You deserve better. With the lawyers of Zucker & Regev, P.C., you don't have to worry. Our law firm fights diligently for the people of Brooklyn. We will work with you to make sure your suit can stand up in court - and your first consultation is free. 

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of negligence by the people who own or operate a property, contact our skilled team of slip and fall attorneys at: 

(718) 624-1211

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Karen Bowen

October 8, 2019

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These attorneys are very professional and helped me win my case in an expeditious fashion. We got a big verdict for my severe injury and I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. I would recommend anyone who is looking for an attorney to go to Zucker & Regev.

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Tia

June 22, 2018

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The staff here is wonderful from the front office staff to the back staff Gary is a wonderful lawyer very knowledgeable and upfront. Guy is also another lawyer there / doctor which is pretty awesome to have a doctor and a lawyer on a case, especially a case that involves medical malpractice. They are all professional and welcoming which is great because walking into an law office can be pretty intimidating.

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Settlements and Damages Compensation for a Slip and Fall Injury

Our team of Brooklyn attorneys will help you cover injuries and other losses. Here are the types of compensation sought in a premises liability lawsuit:

Pre-Trial Settlement

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Many injury cases are settled out of court. Slip and fall attorneys attempt to negotiate a fair settlement that accounts for the injuries sustained and the nature of the incident.

Compensatory Damages

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If a case goes to trial, slip and fall lawyers will seek compensatory damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, diminished future earnings, and other material losses caused by the fall.

Punitive Damages

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Slip and fall lawyers may also seek punitive damages. These are intended to punish the negligent party, though they are only sought in egregious cases of negligence.

Helping Workers and Families in Brooklyn Slip, Trip, and Fall Lawsuits

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Pei Las

April 10, 2017

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I researched medical malpractice law firms in New York City and came across this one. My father was injured and I wanted to make sure we found the best attorneys we could. The staff were all so friendly. The whole process was painfree and my father was able to get a very substantial settlement for his injury.

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John Panetta

March 30, 2017

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These are the best lawyers in Brooklyn. I was in really bad shape and had no where to turn to. The staff is so friendly and supportive. I had a really great result with my case and would recommend them to anyone who needs a malpractice attorney.

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Individualized Attention

With more than four decades of experience, personal injury attorney Gary Zucker and his Brooklyn, New York, team are committed to securing the compensation you need. With a particular focus on personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases, they will address each case with individualized attention. Every case is important and every client matters.
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Zucker & Regev, P.C. Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At the Law Firm of Zucker & Regev in Brooklyn, NY, we represent victims of negligence, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other personal injury cases with dozens of verdicts worth over $1 million. Our attorneys are affiliated with:

  • The American Bar Association
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • The Brooklyn Bar Association
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • The New York State Trial Lawyers Association

If you are the victim of a personal injury or medical malpractice case, we want to help you. Schedule a consultation today by contacting us online or calling (718) 624-1211.

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