Owners and operators of businesses and other properties open to the public in Schenectady have a responsibility to keep the grounds safe for visitors. Sometimes managerial and custodial staff can be negligent when it comes to fixing cracks in walkways, clearing ice and snow, properly lighting stairwells, maintaining handrails, mopping up spills, providing adequate security, and other things necessary for keeping the public safe from harm. Slip and fall accidents are common in Upstate New York, and those who are injured can be left with debilitating personal injury requiring painful and costly medical treatment. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property as a result of negligence, a premises liability lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you need to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Since 1950, the personal injury attorneys of Friedman Hirschen & Miller, LLP, have served the residents of Schenectady, New York. With each case, our veteran personal injury lawyers carry on a legacy of excellence as representatives of one of Upstate New York’s oldest personal injury law firms. We offer flexible appointment scheduling options and free initial consultations, so it costs you nothing to speak to one of our knowledgeable premises liability attorneys.
Slip And Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents represent some of the most common premise liability claims filed in Schenectady, NY. These accidents often occur when walkways are not maintained, stairwells are not properly lit, and potential hazards are not clearly marked to keep the public from harm.
Slip and fall accidents routinely result in serious bodily harm to those who suffer them. Broken bones, lacerations, back injuries, and traumatic head injuries are common, requiring extensive medical treatment and leaving victims unable to work for extended periods of time.
Holding Insurance Companies Responsible
The last thing you need while you rest and heal from your injuries is the hassle of dealing with insurance companies. Oftentimes, insurance companies will fight to avoid paying fair compensation to victims of slip and fall and negligent security injuries. Frequently, they will pressure injured victims into accepting early settlement offers that don’t take into account the long-term costs associated with these accidents. If you are left with long-term or permanent disability, your compensation package needs to reflect your ongoing medical treatment and the wages you could have earned had you not been hurt. At Friedman Hirschen & Miller, our skilled personal injury lawyers work with doctors and care planners to assess the details of your case and pursue fair compensation to cover the complete costs of your injuries.
Contact Us Today
Don’t wait to take action. If you’ve been hurt as a result of negligent groundskeeping or security, call the Schenectady personal injury attorneys of Friedman Hirschen & Miller, LLP, at 518-480-2151, and let us know how we can help.