Kingston Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
We Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable
At Basch & Keegan LLP, our slip and fall injury accident attorneys in Kingston represent slip, trip, and fall injury accident victims in claims arising from dangerous or hazardous property conditions. As an injury-only law firm with 30 plus years of experience, we know how to deal with insurance companies and at-fault parties, using proven tactics to receive maximum settlement offers on behalf of our clients.
Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall Accident on Another’s Property?
Have you been seriously hurt after visiting another person’s property? Slip and fall injuries typically fall under a premises liability category which means you may be able to collect financial compensation if it is proven that the owner or manager of the premises failed to address hazards to visitors. Speaking with a knowledgeable attorney is the best way to determine whether your slip and fall accident is grounds for a lawsuit.
Property Owners Have a Legal Obligation to Keep Their Premises Safe
Property owners—including private residences, grocery stores, doctor’s offices, etc.—tenants and any other person who has a duty to maintain a safe premise may hold liability whenever someone suffers an injury on their grounds. It’s these parties who must inspect their premises to ensure that nothing is broken, torn, or otherwise causes a significant hazard that can cause injury. Unfortunately, we often see injuries due to broken stairs, collapsing decks, and failed railing.
How To Prove Liability in Slip and Fall Injuries
Proving liability in a slip and fall accident case requires you and your legal team to show that the owner of the property (or other party responsible for maintenance) was aware of the hazard, yet they did nothing to fix the issue or warn legal visitors of the issue. As a result, you or someone else can suffer a significant injury, making the property owner or other responsible party negligent.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents Can Happen Almost Anywhere
Slip, trip, and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury, only after automobile accidents.
Our team has significant experience representing individuals in the following situations:
Grocery store negligence: This can include any injuries resulting from unsafely stocked items, missing warning signs regarding potential dangers, and items on the floor (including water) that can cause you to slip and fall.
Property accidents: This can include residential or commercial property in which uneven pavement, lifted sidewalks, fallen trees and branches, or other hazards create a problem for individuals.
Apartment building problems: This can include any problem involving broken and failed handrails, stairway dangers, items sitting on the stairs, or problems on individual balconies (failed railings).
Commercial or federal buildings: This can include any issues involving defective or failed elevators, escalators, electrical wiring, or lifted carpet.
It’s essential to your success to work with a personal injury attorney soon after the slip and fall accident occurs. It’s easy for property owners to try and work fast to fix the hazard that has led to your injury, so it becomes of the utmost priority to act with urgency when getting evidence.
The slip and fall injury lawyers at Basch & Keegan LLP are ready and committed to provide you with the thorough investigation you need to pursue a slip and fall accident claim against a negligent property owner. We’ll be there with the necessary knowledge and resources, working to show that there was a reason you fell that stemmed from someone’s negligence.
What is the Average Settlement for a Slip and Fall Case?
If you have suffered injury during a slip and fall incident, you are likely wondering how much you are capable of obtaining from a settlement. In general, the average settlement for a slip and fall is anywhere between $15,000 and $45,000. Your case may not, however, fall within the range of the average settlement.
If your injuries are serious and your case holds strong, your settlement may be higher than the average. If your slip and fall injuries are minor, however, you may not receive the average settlement. If you want to have a better idea of the results you can obtain from your case, reach out to our slip and fall accident attorney.
Don’t Wait. Call Us NOW!
Get help if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident. You may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
Our slip and fall injury accident lawyers in Kingston will evaluate your case for free and answer any questions you have when you call (845) 251-4545 or send us a message. Don’t wait… we have important advice and there is no fee unless we win.
This firm will fight for you and get results! We cannot recommend them enough!
“Above everything, John and Katie showed genuine concern for me and my family. It’s clear how passionate John is about his work and doing what’s best for his clients.”
I will certainly recommend Maureen Keegan in the future!
“Throughout the 2+ years, Maureen Keegan continued to persevere on my behalf, contacting doctors, etc. and continually informing me of the status of my case.”
Derek was extremely helpful and informative through every step of the way.
“Everyone in the firm was pleasant. Thank you for helping to achieve this victorious win! I highly recommend this amazing firm!”
Your first mistake would be not to call Basch & Keegan because they truly are the very best in every way.
“All of the attorneys treated me like family which is very important when you are injured. Derek Spada has become my personal friend and holds a special place in my heart forever.”
Win the Fight
Basch & Keegan LLP is a nationally recognized trial practice that’s been trusted by clients and colleagues across Upstate New York since 1987. Our Kingston personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience and have fought for over 10,000 victims during our time in practice.
When You’re Hurt
We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. From explaining your rights, options, and what to expect with the personal injury claim process to working your case on contingency and connecting you with medical professionals who work on liens, we go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.
At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.
Regardless of Who You Ask
We place an emphasis on personal attention, cultivate close-working relationships, and provide step-by-step support. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.
Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.