Slip / Trip and Fall
When property is not adequately maintained, or when dangerous conditions are allowed to exist without proper warning to those who could be harmed by the conditions, a premises liability claim can compensate those injured due to property owner negligence. Slip and falls, as well as trip and falls, are the most common type of these claims, which are also known as property owner negligence cases.
While these cases often involve readily apparent injuries, they may involve injuries that do not appear serious but will actually plague someone for life. Regardless of the severity of the injury, it is important to turn to an experienced attorney when pursuing a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall claim. Due to the high potential liability that property owners face in these cases, the insurance companies responsible for defending against these claims will use aggressive tactics and use every possible method for minimizing the compensation paid in property injury cases.
Recognized Excellence And Aggressive Advocacy
At Godosky & Gentile, we approach slip-and-fall cases with an assertive approach and dedicated resources necessary to combat insurance carrier defense strategies. Our attorneys work closely with investigators and other professionals to prepare powerful cases that are designed to win at trial. Even if a trial is not necessary, this detailed preparation gives us the information necessary to negotiate from the strongest position possible.
Our time-tested litigation approach has led to many accolades from our peers and national legal publications. This includes being named a Tier One firm (the highest level) by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms edition, and having many of our attorneys selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers list and The Best Lawyers in America. We have also reached many successful outcomes in slip-and-fall cases, including:
- $2.265 million verdict for a 59-year-old laborer who suffered a fractured patella and deep vein thrombosis from a trip-and-fall accident on a Transit Authority platform.
- $1.85 million verdict in favor of a woman who sustained a fractured ankle when she fell as a result of a defect in the sidewalk.
Due to our history of obtaining results and our reputation as one of the most prestigious injury law firms in New York, our peers regularly refer their most complex legal matters to our experienced attorneys.