Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP
December 2014 Content:


When a business fails to keep its premises safe for visitors, serious injury can occur. If ice and snow isn’t cleared, spills aren’t mopped up, cracks in walkways aren’t fixed, and adequate security measures aren’t taken, members of the public can find themselves getting hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. Slip and fall accidents are common occurrences, and they can leave victims with broken bones, traumatic head injuries, lacerations, neck and spinal cord injuries, and more. Sometimes, these injuries result in long-term or permanent disability. If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property as a result of negligence, it’s important that you speak to a skilled premises liability lawyer who can help you pursue the compensation you need from the insurance companies to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Since 1950, the personal injury attorneys at Friedman Hirschen & Miller, LLP, have represented clients in Watertown and throughout Upstate New York. As one of the area’s oldest and most prestigious personal injury firms, we carry on a legacy of excellence with each new case we take on. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney’s fees unless we are able to recover damages for you. We offer flexible appointment schedules and free initial consultations, so it costs you nothing to speak to one of our knowledgeable premises liability attorneys about your options for recourse.

Protecting Injured Victims In Watertown, NY

In the State of New York, owners and operators of premises open to the public are responsible for keeping visitors safe. That means lighting stairwells, clearing away ice and snow, mopping up spills, fixing cracks in walkways and potholes in parking lots, maintaining adequate security, and alerting members of the public to potential hazards. Property insurance may cover injuries sustained on the premises as a result of negligence, but getting fair compensation from insurance companies can be a struggle.

Oftentimes, many insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying complete compensation to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages resulting from a slip and fall accident or other premises liability claim. If you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of negligent security or groundskeeping, it is wise to consult with a personal injury lawyer immediately, as any information you give to the insurance company may be used to deny your claim.

Early Settlement Offers

Following a slip and fall accident, there is a good chance the insurance company will put pressure on you to accept an early settlement offer. These offers usually represent the bare minimum that the insurance company might be liable to pay, and by accepting, you may be signing away your right to pursue additional compensation in the future.

Early settlement offers from insurance companies seldom take into account the complete toll an injury can take on your finances and your quality of life. In cases where an injury leads to long-term or permanent disability, it’s important that you receive compensation to cover the wages you could have earned had you not been hurt.

Contact Us Today

If you’ve been injured, it’s important that you act quickly to get the compensation you need. Call the Watertown, NY premises liability lawyers of Friedman Hirschen & Miller, LLP, at 518-480-2151, and schedule your free initial consultation.