Experienced Buffalo slip and fall injury attorneys serving Buffalo, Niagara Falls & the surrounding Western New York Counties.
Buffalo Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys
Experienced Buffalo Injury Lawyers Fighting For Victims of Slip & Fall Injuries in Western New York
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident in Buffalo, New York, or another town in Erie County, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact our personal injury law office at (716) 842-2200 for a free consultation. Our team of skilled Buffalo slip and fall attorneys will fight to get the compensation that you deserve.
The Buffalo slip and fall injury attorneys at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra PLLC have achieved outstanding results in their representation of slip and fall victims. Our personal injury firm has the skills and experience to negotiate with insurance companies and challenge these companies’ attempts to downplay the extent of your injuries. We are trial-ready and prepared to aggressively pursue and achieve our clients’ ideal outcomes in the courtroom. We will assess the full extent of your damages and aggressively litigate when necessary to make sure that you and your family are fully compensated for your injuries.
Each year, slip and fall incidents lead to approximately 300,000 disabling injuries and 17,000 accidental deaths. Many of those occur because of lack of care on the part of a property owner or manager. In order to be successful with an injury claim, your attorney must prove that an unsafe condition existed on the premises; that the owner or manager either created the condition or should have known that the condition existed; and that, even though there was enough time to take action, no one posted proper warning signs or repaired the condition in time.
There are many causes of a slip and fall injury, such as ice or snow on sidewalks and entranceways, faulty railings, debris or equipment left out on a construction site, unexpected changes in floor level, and poor lighting conditions.
Many issues require attention in slip and fall cases due to ice or snow. The most important factor is the climatological conditions that were present at the time that the injured party slipped and fell. It is the responsibility of the attorney to determine whether these conditions were brief and temporary or if they lasted for a prolonged period. As in all liability cases, the property owner or individual responsible for the premises must be shown to have known about the dangerous conditions prior to the incident. Climatological data is key here, as it comprises such data as weather reports detailing such elements as long-term subzero temperatures and the quantity of recent precipitation. We hire experts to testify how long these hazardous conditions had been in place in order to prove the property owner’s inaction.
Hand railings are put into place to provide stability for people who are using stairways. Slip and fall injuries can occur when an individual tries to use a hand rail that is loose or defective does not provide the necessary amount of stabilization. In these situations, it must be demonstrated that the property owner or manager knew about the defective condition. Interviewing prior renters of the property and hiring experts to show decay in the hand railings are two ways to assign culpability where it is due.
Tripping hazards such as cables, wires, poles, natural hazards, roots, and fallen tree branches can cause serious injuries. A tripping hazard entails any type of structure or item that is not in its normal location, whether the hazard is unusually elevated, seeping out of the ground, on a construction site, or even stacked in a private residence. Those who suffer injuries from tripping over one of these hazards can file claims to help pay for their injury-related medical bills.
Here at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra PLLC, we take slip and fall cases seriously, and we represent many people injured as a result of others’ negligence. Our dedicated Buffalo slip and fall injury attorneys strive to get fair monetary compensation for every client injured by these preventable incidents.