Experienced Jamaica, Queens Slip and Fall Attorneys Advocate for Injured Accident Victims
Queens law firm handles premises liability claims throughout New York City
If you slipped and fell at a store, in a restaurant or on any public or private property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Such accidents often result from dangerous conditions that property owners and managers fail to correct or to warn about. At Aguwa & Metu, P.C., we know how to determine which parties have been negligent and who can be held legally responsible. Based in Jamaica, Queens, we advocate for New Yorkers throughout the city’s five boroughs. You can count on our law firm to provide sound advice and compassionate guidance in your premises liability matter.
Knowledgeable litigators explain the legal duty of care in premises liability lawsuits
Under New York law, property owners and managers have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to keep their properties safe for visitors and others who may be expected to enter. When they breach that duty of care and someone slips and falls as a result, they may be held liable for any injuries suffered. To prove liability, it has to be shown that the property owner, manager or other party in control of the property:
- Caused or allowed a dangerous condition to exist
- Knew or reasonably should have known that a dangerous condition existed but did nothing to fix it
Our personal injury team will investigate your accident to determine if the property owner or another person was at fault and, if so, advise you about filing a premises liability claim.
Skillful lawyers handle full range of slip and fall accident cases
Slip and fall accidents occur everywhere in New York City. They happen in grocery stores, restaurants, subway stations and parking lots, as well as on city streets. Here are some examples of common hazards that can lead to accidents:
- Wet, oily or recently waxed floors
- Ice and snow accumulation
- Broken stairs and railings
- Torn and tattered carpeting
- Loose floorboards
- Cluttered aisles and walkways
- Potholes in parking lots and on roads
- Construction or ongoing repairs
If these hazards are not fixed, there must be barriers, safety cones or warning signs put in place to keep visitors and other people away. Failure to take adequate precautions amounts to negligence. If you’ve been seriously injured on business or residential premises, our law firm will determine who may be held accountable, whether that party is a private business, a homeowner or tenant, a contractor, a city or government entity or anyone else in control of the premises.
Experienced attorneys seek full and fair compensation for clients
In a slip and fall lawsuit, you may be able to win money damages to pay for your losses resulting from the accident, including:
- Doctor bills and other medical expenses
- Wages you lost while recuperating from your injuries
- Loss of earning capacity if you have severe injuries that leave you unable to work
- Pain and suffering and limitations on your ability to enjoy life
- Limitations of your daily activities
Once we speak with you and learn the details of your injuries, we can provide an estimate of what your case may be worth.
Contact a skilled Jamaica, Queens slip and fall law firm to arrange a free consultation
Aguwa & Metu, P.C. helps victims of slip and fall accidents in New York City pursue compensation for their injuries. Based in Queens, we represent clients throughout the five boroughs. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 718 739-4444 or contact us by email at [email protected].