Although slip-and-fall incidents can transpire in any location, the legal ramifications are distinct based on whether the fall takes place on private or public property. As an established personal injury firm, The Licatesi Law Group has dealt with a multitude of cases involving slip and falls, occurring in both public and private areas. Adequate legal counsel and a nuanced comprehension of New York legislation are frequently required in these types of cases in order to ensure that injured parties receive just compensation.

                Slip-and-fall incidents that occur on public property in New York, including streets, footpaths, and government buildings, are governed by particular legal factors. The duty of up keeping public property is generally placed on governmental or municipal entities. However, there are rigorous requirements that must be met when pursuing a claim against a government entity, such as meeting strict notice and deadlines for filing. Injured parties are required by New York law to submit a notice of claim to the responsible government agency within ninety days of the incident, indicating their intention to pursue legal action. Noncompliance with the specified deadlines may lead to the relinquishment of the entitlement to seek compensation. In spite of these obstacles, our firm possesses the necessary proficiency to maneuver through the intricacies of claims against governmental entities and advocate for our clients' utmost compensation.

            Conversely, premises liability laws regulate slip-and-fall incidents that occur on private property, including but not limited to residential properties, restaurants, and retail establishments. It is the responsibility of property proprietors or occupants to ensure that their premises are reasonably secure for visitors and to inform them of any known dangers. Instances of negligence leading to slips and falls, such as neglecting to remedy defects or resolve slippery floor, may expose the property owner to liability for the injuries that result. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit against the property proprietor in New York is three years from the date of the accident. The aforementioned period, referred to as the statute of limitations, emphasizes the significance of promptly obtaining legal counsel subsequent to a slip and fall incident in order to safeguard the entitlement to seek compensation.

            Our client’s recent slip-and-fall incident at a bar generated a dispute over liability, ultimately culminating in the dismissal of the case. Nevertheless, by leveraging the proficiency of Michael Licatesi, Esq., our firm effectively reversed the dismissal through the appellate process, ultimately obtaining $175,000 in monetary compensation for our client. This result signifies our dedication to pursuing justice and ensuring that negligent parties are held responsible for their conduct.

            Several measures must be taken immediately following a slip-and-fall incident in order to safeguard your rights and bolster any potential legal claims. To begin with, it is imperative to give utmost importance to one’s health by promptly obtaining medical attention for any injuries sustained. This will guarantee that the injuries are appropriately treated and that comprehensive documentation of their severity is maintained in case legal proceedings arise. Additionally, it is important to promptly notify the property owner, manager, or appropriate authority about the incident and request that an incident report be filed in order to record specifics and hazardous conditions that were present. It is also advised to collect evidence by means of photographing the accident site, which should include the perilous area that precipitated the slip and fall, as well as acquiring the contact details of witnesses who observed the occurrence. Ultimately, you should seek the counsel of a reputable personal injury attorney who specializes in slip and fall cases in order to deliberate on your legal alternatives, assess the situation surrounding your accident, provide guidance regarding the merits of your potential claim, and direct you through the intricacies of the legal proceedings.

            The Licatesi Law Group is cognizant of the financial, emotional, and physical devastation that can result from slip-and-fall accidents. Regardless of whether the accident transpired on private or public property, our organization remains committed to advocating for our clients’ utmost compensation. Our mission is to assist you in navigating the road to recovery and to advocate for your rights. If you have sustained an injury in a slip-and-fall accident please contacts us today at (516) 227-2662 for your free consultation.