You may now have long term injuries after a slip and fall, and you likely have a lot of questions, such as:

  • “What should I do after a slip and fall accident?”
  • “How do I get medical treatment, keep my job and pay my bills?”
  • “Should I just try contacting the person responsible on my own?”
  • “How long does a claim take?”
  • “How much is my slip and fall injury worth?”

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Were you injured in a New York City slip and fall accident? The slip and fall attorneys at Banville Law have decades of experience representing the rights of New York’s accident victims. In that time, our personal injury lawyers have secured numerous valuable verdicts and settlements for our clients in numerous locations across the city, with a trusted combination of precise, thorough legal knowledge and compassionate personalized guidance.

You may be hurt. You may be out of work, for now or permanently. But you don’t need to suffer alone. In New York, negligent property owners can be held accountable for their actions in a court of law. Accident victims stand to secure needed compensation for their:

  • injuries,
  • medical bills,
  • lost wages, and
  • pain and suffering.

What To Do After A Slip Or Trip And Fall Accident?

From a legal perspective, slip and fall accidents in New York City are classified as cases of “premises liability.” In these instances, it is a commercial or residential property’s preexisting physical condition that has caused the accident. There are many factors that could create or contribute to an unsafe, accident-causing environment, like ice, snow, and other weather related dangers, or the failure to fix a step. According to the National Safety Council, falls are a leading cause of unintentional injuries nationally, and are quite common in New York City.


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Common Slip And Fall Accidents

Given New York City’s vast size, there’s no shortage of locations for slip and fall accidents to occur, and many factors that can cause a slip and fall. Some common examples include:

Don’t see the location or cause of your slip and fall accident above? The personal injury lawyers at Banville Law have handled many cases that did not fit easily into any of those categories. We can still help you; call our slip and fall attorneys today to review your case.

Common Slip And Fall Injuries

In decades of distinguished legal experience, the slip and fall lawyers at Banville Law have seen many accidents result in injury, both minor and serious. Some of the most common injuries caused by slip and fall accidents include:

Each case is unique, and there’s no way to predict what type of injury may occur. While some injuries are visible immediately, others become apparent only over time. Failing to acknowledge the severity of a slip and fall injury may lead to long-term medical issues. Many slip and fall accident victims in New York have only learned too late that their injuries could have justified a slip and fall personal injury claim.

How Do I Recover Damages In A Fall Down Case?

In preparing your New York slip and fall case, our personal injury lawyers will consider many factors to determine whether you are eligible to recover financial compensation from a negligent property owner, business, or governmental agency.

Our attorneys will work closely with your doctors and medical professionals to determine the exact extent of your injuries and pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. With a team of professional accident investigators, we will return to the scene of your accident, evaluating all of the hazards that contributed to your slip and fall. Medical records, building permits, and police reports; we’ll gather the evidence with an eye to detail to prepare your case for trial, even if your case never sees the inside of a New York City court room.

What Compensation Can I Get In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If it can be shown that a property owner behaved with negligence, you will likely receive compensation for one or more of the following:

Compensatory Damages

Most damages awarded in New York City personal injury lawsuits are considered “compensatory,” which means that they are meant to make up for what was lost in the accident or injury. This process, known as “indemnification” or “making whole,” is meant to restore stability to a life that has been deeply affected by a traumatic event. Compensatory damages include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of earning potential
  • Property loss
  • Pain, suffering, & emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Punitive Damages

In extreme cases, in which the court deems a plaintiff’s actions particularly negligent, punitive damages may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish a plaintiff for their carelessness.

Contact A Slip & Fall Lawyer

Hurt in a slip and fall accident? You may not have to pay for medical expenses and lost wages out of pocket. Instead, consider pursuing justice in a personal injury lawsuit.

Contact the experienced slip and fall attorneys at Banville Law today to schedule a free consultation. If we can help you, our lawyers will do everything in our power to build a successful case. And we always provide our legal services on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing unless we return a favorable verdict or settlement in your case. To review your legal options, call Banville Law.

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Latest Slip And Fall Updates

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A slip and fall accident has the potential to cause serious and life altering injuries to the victim. Below you will find the latest news about slip and fall accidents and lawsuits.

June 3rd, 2019 – Construction Worker Slips and Falls To His Death

A construction worker from Queens slipped and fell on scaffolding on Midtown. The area in which he fell was on the 5h floor and did not have a guardrail up. He fell through the unguarded section and fell 30 feet to the ground below. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

April 16th, 2019 – Restaurant Chain Faces Slip & Fall Lawsuit

A couple has filed a lawsuit against Newk’s chain restaurant, alleging that the facility failed to warn them about a potential slip and fall hazard. According to their lawsuit, on May 25th, 2018, the husband was filling his drink at the soda station. On his way back to their table, he slipped and fell on the wet floor. He alleges that he sustained serious bodily harm as a result and is seeking more than $50,000 in compensation for medical bills and lost wages.

March 22nd, 2019 – Slip & Fall Lawsuit Filed After Child Breaks Hip

The parents of a young girl have filed a lawsuit against the city of Bakersfield, after she slipped and fell at the McMurtey Aquatic Center. In their legal complaint, the child fell in the bathroom and fractured her hip, her leg, and sustained growth plate injuries. They allege she fell because the bathroom was poorly maintained and anti-slip mats were not in place on the floor.

February 13th, 2019 – Wells Fargo Faces Slip & Fall Lawsuit

A Wells Fargo patron has filed a lawsuit against the bank, alleging that his injuries could have been prevented if the bank had cleaned up a wet spot on the floor. According to his complaint, the man was walking into the bank when he slipped and fell, hitting his head against the hard floor. He was knocked unconscious for at least ten minutes. He is seeking monetary damages for his medical expenses and other losses.

January 22nd, 2018 – Woman Files Lawsuit Against City & University

College game days bring huge crowds to cities and universities, fans hoping to see their team win. In order to accommodate the influx of people, those in charge of the event often provide busing and other transportation to and from the game. In September of 2017, a woman attending a football game decided to take advantage of the busing offered and walked to a designated parking lot to get on the bus. While going across the parking lot, she lost her footing on pine needles and other debris and fell. She sustained injuries to her left hip and wrist, injuries which required surgical intervention. She has now filed a lawsuit against both the city and the university, alleging that they failed to clear known debris from the parking lot and put visitors at risk.

December 14th, 2018 – Doctor Files Slip & Fall Lawsuit Against Marriott

An Alabama doctor has filed a lawsuit against Marriott International, Inc alleging that his leg and knee injuries were caused by a slip and fall accident that could have been prevented. According to the lawsuit, the doctor was walking along a pathway near an indoor pool when he fell. He claims the pathway was not clearly lit and so he was unable to determine that it was wet.

November 12th, 2018 – Woman Sues Walmart After Husband Dies

On May 27th, 2018, a 67-year-old man fell and sustained serious injuries in a Walmart automotive department. Several days later he passed away from those injuries. His wife has filed a lawsuit against Walmart alleging that a concrete defect on their property caused her husband to fall. She is seeking at least $25,000 in compensation through her wrongful death lawsuit.

August 7, 2018 – Several Men Arrested For Faking Slip and Fall Accidents

Last month, three men from South Georgia were arrested and charged with felony insurance fraud after the men were discovered to allegedly be running a staged accident ring operation. The Georgia Commissioner’s Office had special fraud agents that stated that after the men allegedly staged the accidents they would file insurance claims. A fourth suspect is being sought who investigators believe is the ringleader of the operation.  

July 9, 2018 – Lawsuit Filed Over Non-Slip Floor On Virginia Cruise Ship

A 66-year-old New York man is suing the owners of a dinner cruise ship in Virginia over their no-skid flooring. His suit claims that the owners of the ship inappropriately used the flooring where people play a game called cornhole. According to the complaint, the man was unable to properly shift his weight while playing the game and stepping to throw a beanbag. This caused him to fall and injure himself during a June 2016 cruise. The ship owners deny that the flooring presents risks to cruisers.

June 14, 2018 – Delaware Man Sues Fitness Center Over Slip And Fall Injuries

A Delaware judge has determined that a man who sued a Dover fitness center is entitled to an extension on the statute of limitations on the case because he was unaware and may have even been misled to sue the wrong company. Three years ago, the plaintiff slipped and fell in the fitness center shower, sustaining injuries which required immediate medical attention. He did not receive insurance information from the gym which was later requested via letter through his counsel.

May 31, 2018 – Man Files Slip And Fall Lawsuit After Injury In Convenience Store

A slip and fall lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court by a man who claims he sustained serious injuries when he fell in the bathroom of a convenience store on May 26, 2016. According to the complaint, he sustained serious, permanent and progressive injuries to his shoulders and upper extremities that cost $25,000 in medical expenses. The plaintiff claims that the defendants failed to clean a liquid from the floor making the area unsafe, and failed to provide any proper warning of the danger.   

April 10, 2018 – Texas Woman Awarded Millions In Slip And Fall Suit

A slip and fall trial began on February 26 regarding a Texas woman who slipped on ice outside of a hotel in January 2010. The woman suffered a broken ankle as a result of the fall and filed a lawsuit against Marriott International Inc. and Courtyard Management Corp two years later. That trial occurred in 2014 and resulted in a verdict in favor of the plaintiff and awarded her $1.2 million but Marriott appealed the decision in 2015. The Iowa Court of Appeals reversed the decision and then the plaintiff appealed that decision. In June 2016 the Iowa Supreme Court sent the case back to Scott County to be tried again. On March 5, the jury sided with the plaintiff and the woman was awarded $4.9 million.

March 13, 2018 – Woman Files Slip And Fall Lawsuit Against New Orleans Hotel

On March 2, a woman filed a slip and fall lawsuit alleging negligence when she fell in a New Orleans Hyatt hotel. The incident allegedly took place on March 2, 2017, at a hotel on Loyala Ave in New Orleans when the plaintiff slipped on an unknown substance that was left on the floor. The woman was injured and is seeking all reasonable damages to cover all appropriate relief, court costs, and attorney fees.

February 21, 2018 – Canadian Tennis Player’s Slip And Fall Lawsuit Goes To Court

On September 4, 2015, a pro-Canadian tennis player fell in a training room due to a slippery floor that had no warning sign posted. She slipped and fell, hitting her head and suffered a concussion after playing in the Flushing Queens Tournament. Her injuries caused her to have to suddenly drop out of the 2015 U.S. Open. Her suit claims that her injury was caused by negligence and she is suing the United States Tennis Association. She is expected to testify on Wednesday, February 21.

January 15, 2018 – Slip And Fall Lawsuit Filed Against Joe Gorga Of Real Housewives Of New Jersey

Last January, a tenant of a rental property owned by Joe Gorga of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, filed a slip and fall lawsuit against the television star claiming that in January 2015 he slipped on ice located on the property. The plaintiff claims to have fractured his arm as a result of the fall but it is unclear how much he is seeking in damages. A court date has not yet been scheduled.

December 22, 2017 – Florida Family Files Slip And Fall Lawsuit Against School

The family of an elementary school student who tripped and fell in February 2014 has filed a lawsuit against Leon County Schools claiming negligence. The complaint states that due to the negligence of the school board the child tripped on uneven pavement at the drop-off and loading location for the elementary school. The child sustained a head injury and is suffering from headaches and mental anguish. The plaintiff is demanding a jury trial and seeking damages in excess of $15,000.

November 30, 2017 – HBO’s Executive Vice President Files Slip And Fall Lawsuit

On November 21, 2017, the HBO Executive Vice President filed a $1 million slip and fall lawsuit against the TV Academy, Anshultz Entertainment Group, and the City of Los Angeles claiming negligence after she fell outside the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016, while leaving the Emmys. The plaintiff tripped on a dirt cutout spot in the concrete which was not visible to guests causing her to fall backward onto the concrete. She sustained multiple pelvic fractures and other injuries, causing her to miss eight months of work for her recovery.

October 26, 2017 – Slip And Fall Lawsuit Against Wawa Moves Forward

A woman claims to have slipped and fallen in the Wawa parking lot on the insides of a splattered hoagie in 2014. The woman filed a lawsuit against the convenience store and the defense attorney argued that the woman had failed to identify a liability expert to determine whether the Wawa was negligent. A Delaware judge agreed with the plaintiff who argued that the discarded hoagie should be treated no differently than spilled water on the floor and should be swept up. The lawsuit will move forward.

September 13, 2017 – Slip And Fall Trial Resolved With Settlement

A slip and fall lawsuit which went to trial has been settled before heading into closing arguments. In the complaint, the plaintiff claimed that she fell while attempting to cross the sidewalk on an early 2014 February morning, after several days of snowfall. She was seriously injured as a result of the fall and was taken from the scene via ambulance. The defendants in the case were the owner of the apartment building and the management companies who were sued for negligence in not properly maintaining the area. The plaintiff will be receiving a six-figure settlement.

August 29, 2017 – Woman Files Slip And Fall Lawsuit Against Lancaster

On June 8, a woman filed a lawsuit against the city of Lancaster alleging negligence in properly maintaining the property where she allegedly sustained injuries from a slip and fall accident in 2015. The suit states that she fell on a broken or crumbled sidewalk on West Andrew Street between Queen and Beaver Streets and that the dangerous condition of the premises had existed for some time prior to the accident. The plaintiff claims in her suit to have suffered severe and permanent injuries to her head, spine, shoulders, extremities, and back. The city of Lancaster has responded that her suit is barred by the Pennsylvania Political Subdivisions Tort Claim Act.

July 18, 2017 – Woman Files Slip And Fall Lawsuit Against Hershey Park

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against Hershey Park over a slip and fall accident which occurred in the park in 2015. The woman claims in her suit that she decided to take a picture on an immobilized wave runner that was mounted on display. She allegedly slipped due to the footwell being filled with water, and she injured her ankle. The plaintiff claims Hershey Entertainment officials are responsible for her injury because the display should have been safe and dry. Hershey Entertainment is asking for the suit to be dismissed.

June 23, 2017 – Sharpton’s Slip And Fall Case At Risk Of Being Tossed Out

Al Sharpton’s daughter filed a $5 million slip and fall lawsuit against New York City in which she alleges that she permanently injured her ankle. A Manhattan judge is now threatening to toss her case out after her attorney missed a court appearance on May 10th. The judge wrote an order, which was made public,  reminding the counsel that “failure to appear at future court conferences may result in dismissal of the instant action.” Ms. Sharpton has already missed four depositions within six months last year.

May 16, 2017 – The City Of Santa Monica Settles Slip And Fall Case

In March of 2015, a woman was leaving a UCLA Optometry office when she tripped on a defective piece of sidewalk and fell. The woman fell on Wilshire Boulevard near 18th Street according to her complaint and she dislocated her shoulder, later requiring surgery. A civil complaint was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court and the city argued that the plaintiff was partially at fault. The plaintiff’s lawyer was able to prove that the sidewalk was inspected in August 2014 and listed that there was a less than 1-inch height differential, but stated that he suspected that the inspection was probably conducted improperly. The victim’s complaint stated that the height difference was about 2 inches. The city approved a settlement of $48,000.

April 3, 2017 – Slip And Fall Lawsuit Settled For $10,000 By City

The Paterson, NJ city council has approved a settlement for $10,000 over a slip and fall lawsuit filed by a resident who fell outside of a business on Cianci Street. The resident fell on a walkway on May 18th, 2013 and named several parties in the complaint. The suit states that the resident suffered “severe, painful and permanent injuries.” The city of Paterson was to be responsible for 10% of the $147,000 award in the lawsuit, according to law director Domenick Stampone, which he noted the city is paying much less than 10%. The council had a special meeting in March in which they approved the settlement.

March 22, 2017 – Target Slip And Fall Plaintiff Awarded $2.1 Million

In December 2013 a woman slipped on a wet floor that had recently been mopped at a Target in Allegheny County, PA. According to court documents, the plaintiff claimed she fell on the “carelessly mopped” floor outside of the “cordoned-off area.” The woman suffered a torn hamstring as a result of the fall. The jury awarded the woman $2.1 million which was divided into $1.4 million for past noneconomic damages and $700, 000 in future noneconomic damages.

April 26, 2016- Woman Suffers Permanent Head Injuries In A Lowe’s Slip And Fall Accident

A woman who suffered permanent head injuries following a slip and fall accident in a Las Vegas Lowe’s has been awarded over $16.4 million for her pain and suffering. Jurors came to the conclusion that Lowe’s negligence led to the woman’s slip and fall in water in the garden department she was in. The woman alleges that she did not see any caution signs that would alert her to any impending danger. She hit her head on the concrete, causing her to lose her senses of taste and smell as well as other injuries.

March 29, 2016- Escalator Slip At Leaky Hudson Yards Station Leads To Lawsuit

A woman is suing the MTA for an escalator slip she recently experienced at the new Hudson Yards subway station. The woman’s mother slipped due to leaking water and both of them ended up falling down the escalator. Because of this fall, the woman suffered ligament damage and needed to be on crutches for a few weeks.

February 26, 2016- Wal-Mart Blamed For Customer Slip And Fall Injuries

A woman from Stewartstown alleges her slip and fall while getting a shopping cart in Wal-Mart, was because of the store’s negligence. The woman, Kathleen Ann Collie, filed her lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Wal-Mart Stores East LP, on February 10. According to Collie her slip and fall and the injuries she ended up suffering were because of Wal-Mart failing to ensure that customers are in a safe environment.

January 28, 2016- Letter Carrier Awarded $300,000 in South Shore Slip And Fall Settlement

In Staten Island, NY a letter carrier has been awarded $300,000 following a lawsuit against homeowners in Huguenot. The letter carrier suffered a broken leg and foot after he slipped and fell on a wooden path outside the Huguenot home. The accident took place three years ago. The mail man’s injuries stopped him from going back to work leading the U.S. Postal Service to retire him on disability.

December 30, 2015- Woman Seeks Over $50,000 For Compensatory Damages In YMCA Trip & Fall

A woman was injured when she tripped and fell at the Abington YMCA facility. The woman alleges that a step was missing a gripper which led her to fall when she was leaving the women’s locker room. She alleges that the defendant was negligent in not ensuring proper safety of the facility and has sued YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity, Abington YMCA and Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA. The woman seeks damages of over $50,000, as well as costs, interest, delay damages, attorney’s fees and other relief.

December 23, 2015- West Virginia Woman Files Slip & Fall Suit Against Walmart

A woman in West Virginia filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart claiming that the store was negligent by allowing a foreign substance to remain on the floor leading to her fall. The woman alleges that the fall caused her physical pain and suffering. She is seeking real and compensatory damages, damages for annoyance, inconvenience and aggravation, as well as attorney fees and costs.

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