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Advocating on Behalf of New York City Slip & Fall Victims

Thousands of people suffer injuries each year because property owners fail to keep their property in a safe condition or fail to notify the general public of an unsafe condition on their property. “Slip-and-fall” cases, legally called “premises liability claims,” involve situations where people are lawfully on private property and are injured as a result of an unsafe condition.

If a property owner fails to take reasonable action to ensure his property remains in a safe condition, he may hold liability for the physical, financial, and emotional injuries that result to you.

If you are injured as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a property owner, contact Buckvar & Buckvar at 212-962-2173 to discuss the details of your case.

Do You Have a Valid Slip-and-Fall Case?

Sometimes, it’s difficult to understand whether or not your premises liability claim is valid, speaking from a legal perspective. Legally, the property owner must have had awareness of, should have been aware of, or must have caused an unsafe condition on his or her property.

In layman’s terms, valid premises liability claims typically result from:

  • Ice or snow not removed from a sidewalk in a timely manner
  • A spilled liquid in a restaurant or store not cleaned up within a reasonable period of time
  • Poor or no lighting
  • Carpeting that is damaged or worn
  • Physical obstructions carelessly left out, such as tools or cleaning equipment

At Buckvar & Buckvar, we have more than 50 years of combined experience winning cases for slip-and-fall victims. You do have a legal obligation to maintain a reasonable awareness of your surroundings, but property owners also have a responsibility to keep their property safe for people using it lawfully.

Do You Have a Valid Slip-and-Fall Case?

Unfortunately, when most people are confronted with having to take responsibility for their negligent actions, they choose to deny any wrongdoing. If they choose to do so, it’s important you take action right away – the State of New York has a tight statute of limitations of just 3 years for such cases. This means that you need to pursue your slip-and-fall case in court 3 years after the date of the incident, or you can never again legally pursue the case.

To win your case, you must prove the area where you fell and were was controlled by the party you are accusing, and that this individual realized that are was unsafe, but failed to take a reasonable course of action to address the problem.

You can represent yourself and pursue the case on your own, but having the assistance of an experienced slip and fall lawyer gives you a much higher chance of successfully resolving your case. Attorneys Morton & Eric Buckvar have more than 50 years of experience helping slip and fall victims like you receive the just legal outcome you deserve.

If you have experienced a slip-and-fall injury as a result of a careless property owner, contact Buckvar & Buckvar at 212-962-2173 for a FREE consultation.

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