Nassau County Trip and Fall Lawyer

At Kohan Law Group, we are well aware that trips and falls and slip and falls are the most common injury-causing accidents and the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. If you were injured in a trip and fall or slip and fall due to someone else’s negligence, you may be legally entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced trip and fall and slip and fall accident attorneys today to schedule an initial consultation. We represent clients living in or for accidents occurring in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, or New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island).

Common Causes of Trip and Fall and Slip and Fall Accidents in Nassau County

The most common causes of trip and fall and slip and fall accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Broken, uneven, or absent floor tiles, stoops, stairways, handrails, or bannisters 
  • Littered or obstructed pathways or steps, indoors or out
  • Loose scatter rugs or frayed carpeting
  • Poorly lit hallways or stairways
  • Defective, raised, cracked, improperly repaired, and/or uneven sidewalks, walkways, pathways, or ramps
  • Unmarked steps at entrances or exits
  • Uncleared or poorly shoveled or plowed snow or ice or otherwise slippery surfaces
  • Spilled liquids or freshly mopped or polished floors without warning signs
  • Unmarked holes or depression on lawns or pavement
  • Elevator and escalator incidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Shopping cart accidents

Any of the above can lead to serious, long-term injuries, or even wrongful death. If you have suffered a fractured or broken bone (e.g. skull, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, rib, neck, back, or wrist), severe sprain, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding, organ damage, or any other injury, contact Kohan Law Group as soon as possible. Calling us may make all the difference in how your future, and the future of your family, takes shape. 

Our trip and fall and slip and fall accident attorneys and their experts have in-depth knowledge about how to assess the accident scene and calculate the amount of money damages you will need during your lifetime. We are committed to using our proven strategies to see that you receive maximum compensation.

Damages Kohan Law Group Attorneys Will Fight To Win 

Our dedicated premises liability attorneys will fight hard to win you compensation for economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages may include:

  • Medical and rehabilitative expenses
  • Loss of income and loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Long-term nursing care
  • Other out-of-pocket costs related to injury (e.g. making your home disabled-accessible, transportation, etc.)

Non-economic damages may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement, scarring, and/or disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you and your family have tragically lost a loved one to wrongful death, for instance in a nursing home fall, our trip and fall and slip and fall accident attorneys will also fight aggressively for damages to cover final medical costs, funeral costs, and loss of support. 

What if I was partly to blame for my accident in Nassau County and New York State?

You can still recover damages even if you were partly to blame for your accident. New York State law allows for the possibility that a person injured in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident may bear some responsibility for the accident, and follows a principle, known as pure comparative negligence, to address the issue. 

Under this principle, the jury listens to the details of the case and may assign a percentage of blame to the plaintiff for:

  • Being on a part of the property on which visitors are not usually allowed
  • Being distracted at the time of the accident (e.g. by a smartphone or carrying objects)
  • Wearing inappropriate footwear or being barefoot at the time of the accident
  • Ignoring an obvious danger or signage indicating a hazard
  • Being impaired by drugs, alcohol, or medication at the time the fall occurred

What the word “pure” means in this context is that the victim is permitted to collect damages even if she/he bears the majority of the fault. The victim’s award of damages, however, will be decreased by the percentage of blame she or he is assigned. For example, if the court finds you 30 percent at fault, 30 percent will be deducted from your award amount.

Contact Our Skilled Trip and Fall and Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys Promptly

Whether you yourself have been injured or you have lost a loved one in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident, our attorneys will do everything in our power to see that you receive just compensation. We will work quickly to gather evidence of negligence and begin taking action to preserve your legal rights. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can take steps towards improving your life and securing your future.

Kohan Law Group represents clients with their trip and fall claims throughout Nassau County as well as in New York City, including Queens and Brooklyn, from their Manhasset office in Northern Hempstead.