Helping Victims Of Everyday Accidents
Often, people think of slip-and-fall accidents as minor, slightly embarrassing occurrences, but many people are seriously injured by them. I, Michael J. Gaffney, help people who have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents hold negligent parties accountable, getting compensation for medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Falling Can Cause Serious Medical Conditions
Property owners and businesses often have a duty to provide safe conditions for the people on their property, and when they fall short, accidents can happen causing broken bones; injuries to the head, neck and spine; and even fatalities. I often represent clients in premises liability cases involving the following unsafe conditions:
- Dangerous staircases
- Icy sidewalks
- Wet or slippery floors
Proving negligence in a slip-and-fall case can be difficult. Often people are embarrassed and leave the scene without filing a report or documenting the condition, only to realize later that their injuries were more serious than they thought. If involved in a slip-and-fall accident, report the condition to the property owner, speak with witnesses to find out how long the condition existed and if anyone had been notified about it, and document the condition with a photograph, if possible. Then call 347-286-1937.
Building A Strong Case After A Slip- Or Trip-And-Fall Accident
A seemingly simple accident like falling down the stairs can have serious consequences. I help clients collect the information they need about an accident to build a solid case against negligent property owners. If a client decides it is in their best interests to settle a case, I will represent them and protect their rights in all negotiations or settlement conferences. I am also an experienced trial attorney and can represent clients zealously in court. I am licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey, and I will go the distance to help my clients get the compensation they are entitled to.
What Are Your Rights?
Property owners and businesses owe it to you to provide a safe environment. Send me a message or call my office at 347-286-1937 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Staten Island slip-and-fall accident lawyer. In addition to Staten Island, I represent individuals throughout the New York City area as well as clients in New Jersey.