Hudson Valley Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers
Helping Victims of Slips, Trips & Falls
It doesn’t take much to become the victim of a slip and fall accident. From wet floors in supermarkets to unshoveled sidewalks, it takes an instant for someone to suddenly find themselves facing serious injury. Most slips, trips, and falls are the result of negligent property owners. At The Ahearne Law Firm, we are experienced at representing slip and fall cases for clients in Hudson Valley, from Warwick to NYC, and the surrounding areas.
What is a Slip and Fall?
A “Slip and Fall” refers to an instance when a property owner negligently fails to properly maintain a sidewalk, stairwell, walkway or other areas that results in a serious injury. This can include a fall that take place because of water residue, icy surfaces, or lack of snow removal.
Slip and Fall accidents can result in injuries such as paraplegia, blunt head trauma, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractured legs or ankles and back injuries. The force of a fall can cause you to land heavily, and that impact is what causes the injury. Imaging you fell, without putting out your hands, from the top of your dresser or car hood. Those heights, even 4 feet, can result in a force of about 12,800 pounds hitting the person’s body. It is easy to see how you can get hurt from a fall.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
No one should suffer because of another's actions. We are not afraid to provide the compassionate guidance necessary to help you recover while aggressively fighting for your case in court.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken steps and handrails
- Elevators and escalators
- Icy walkways
- Inadequate lighting
- Loose steps
- No posted warning signs
- Sidewalk defects
- Uneven pavement and flooring
- Hidden hazards
- Wet surfaces
Under New York law, the injured party in a slip and fall case has three years to file an injury or a property damage claim after an accident. When our lawyers retain your case, we begin to compile the necessary evidence to show that the property owner was not abiding by the law when you were hurt.
Skilled Slip & Fall Help in the Hudson Valley
Rebuilding and moving on with your life after a serious slip and fall accident may seem difficult or impossible. An accident of this kind can cause broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, and other catastrophic injuries that threaten your health and well-being. You may be unable to work for a time, and you may feel overwhelmed by mounting medical expenses and the cost of ongoing care.
Our Hudson Valley slip and fall attorneys are staunch advocates for our clients' rights. If you or a loved one are harmed in such an incident, The Ahearne Law Firm is ready to help. We not only offer free consultations to discuss your case with a legal professional but also operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win. Our clients can truly work on obtaining the care they need while we collect evidence on their behalf.