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Brooklyn Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer

When property owners fail to keep their home or business properly maintained, people get hurt. Trip and fall accident injuries can mean hospitalization, time spent away from work, lost wages, and, in severe cases, wrongful death. Negligent property owners will sometimes try to turn the blame on you, even when the situation could have easily been prevented. The Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure will not let that happen to you or your loved one. Brooklyn trip-and-fall accident lawyers understand that you have invested much more in your case than money. That is why, from the initial consultation to the very end, we take on your case to win. We address cases on a contingency basis—if you aren’t victorious, neither are we. Learn more during your free consultation with our legal team by calling us today.

We investigate negligent property conditions under NYS Law

Trip-and-fall accident cases can be hard to prove, but the consequences speak for themselves—head trauma, broken bones, spinal injuries, and sometimes death. Whether you’re visiting friends at their home or shopping at a grocery store, a negligent property owner can put you at risk. Trip-and-fall accidents can be caused by:
  • Clutter on the walkway
  • Door jambs
  • Inadequate signage.
  • Obstructed views
  • Obstructed walkways due to shelving or displays
  • Poor lighting
  • Slippery floors
  • Uncovered cables
  • Uneven walkways on carpet, steps, and driveways
  • Other types of negligent conditions
Fredric won’t let home and business owners get away with being careless. You’ve suffered enough; let him take the reins and lead your case to victory. We listen to you when others won’t. Frederic is a rare breed of Brooklyn trip and fall accident lawyers. He takes the time to listen to his clients and address their concerns.

Compensation is your right under New York law

If a property owner’s negligent conditions cause you or a family member injury, New York civil laws protect your compensation rights under law. However, you will have to prove, with evidence, that the property owner is liable, negligent, and able to cover your losses. While this may seem overwhelming, getting legal advice and gaining access to professional resources can lighten the burden. The Brooklyn trip-and-fall lawyer at The Law Offices of Frederic S. Masure will help you recover all losses as applicable:
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful death awards
  • Unfair practices damages
  • Survival action awards
  • Other losses
Those characteristics are critical in premises liability matters, when even the slightest detail can sway the case. The first step is to prove the property owner was aware of an issue but failed to address it. Once he has proof, Fredric presents a case that encourages the court to take your side, and the negligent property owner must compensate you for your injuries.

Deadlines apply to trip and fall premises liability claims in NY

New York’s civil deadline, or statute of limitations, provides trip-and-fall accident victims up to three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against a property owner per New York Civil Practice § 214(5). While this may seem like adequate time to file a claim, memories can fade, and certain types of evidence will degrade over time. Ensure that you are putting your best case forward by filing all claims promptly. If you are filing a claim against the city, county, state, or country, you should also be aware that separate notification deadlines apply to the statute of limitations. Plus, the general statute of limitations against the government is much shorter.

Deadlines for claims against the government

When suing the city as the responsible party for a trip and fall accident, a notice of claim must be submitted within 90 days. For the city to be held liable, the fall must have occurred on public property or in a public place. This includes providing distinct signage or indicators to alert individuals of any hazards. By hiring the Brooklyn trip-and-fall lawyer at The Law Offices of Frederic S. Masure, you ensure that your case meets all applicable statutory and administrative deadlines. Our legal team will manage your case throughout the entire legal process so that you can focus on your health and well-being.

Our Brooklyn trip and fall accident lawyer is ready to help

If you or a loved one has suffered from negligent trip-and-fall injuries, The Law Offices of Frederic S. Masure will fight for your right to compensation, including every dollar to which you are legally entitled. Our compassionate and empathetic legal team will keep you updated on new developments and questions promptly throughout the entire time we work together. You can also count on us to:
  • Provide ongoing counsel
  • Meet evidentiary requirements
  • Negotiate a fair settlement
  • Go to trial if necessary
  • Not ask for any form of upfront payment
You are not required to pay for the losses that someone else caused you. By using the civil justice system to your advantage, it sends a message to negligent property owners that it is never okay to put someone else’s life at risk. Our legal team would like to tell your story using facts and evidence that support your viable case against liable parties, including property owners, insurers, businesses, and more.

Call us today for your free consultation

Have the injuries you sustained in a trip-and-fall accident caused you physical pain and emotional suffering? The Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure help you move on with your life. Fredric has more than 25 years of experience behind him, and he dedicates himself to your case, meeting whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. Call Fredric for a free consultation 24 hours a day at +1.718.942.7777, contact us online, or visit our office at 1932 Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

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