One of the most common types of slip and fall accident injuries is a broken wrist. Our natural instinct when falling is to put out our hands to protect the head, which often leads to painful and even debilitating wrist injuries. If you slipped and fell on someone else's property due to the property owner's negligence, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Our broken bone accident attorney has the experience and resources necessary to help evaluate your claim and let you know if you may be entitled to compensation for your slip and fall injuries. Call Reid B. Wissner today at 212-406-9288 to schedule your free consultation today.
Do You Have a Broken Wrist Claim?
Most slip and fall accidents on another person's property are considered premises liability cases. Premises liability in New York City means that property owners are responsible for maintaining safe conditions for guests. This duty of care is violated if unsafe conditions are not fixed in a timely manner, or if appropriate warning signs are not placed that warn guests of danger.
Examples of premises liability could include:
- Broken or uneven stairs
- Broken or missing handrails
- Elevators that do not align properly with the floor, causing a tripping hazard
- Spills causing slippery floors
- Overly dim lighting that makes it hard to see where you're going
If you slip, trip, fall, and break your wrist on someone else's property due to their negligence, you may be able to hold them liable and obtain compensation for your medical bills as well as pain and suffering. After you have gotten the appropriate medical attention, call Reid B. Wissner to see if you have a valid case. Our consultations are always free, so you have nothing to lose by calling us even if you're not sure your situation qualifies.
As an example, we were able to obtain $425,000 for an unwitnessed slip and fall that resulted in a fractured wrist. Although there were no witnesses, we took the case and were able to negotiate this high settlement.
Why You Should Call A Broken Bone Attorney
A broken wrist, in addition to causing immense pain at the time of the break, can have long-term consequences for victims. Depending on the nature and severity of the break, these can include:
- Lingering pain or numbness
- Loss of fine motor control in the hands
- Nerve damage
- Higher risk of osteoarthritis
Plus, a broken wrist may mean that you are unable to work for some time. This could result in lost wages that may have a significant impact on your financial stability. If you suffer permanent loss of motor control in your hand, you may not be able to resume work or provide for your family.
If you contact us and we decide to take your case, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries. Having a lawyer experienced in premises liability law is crucial for helping you through the lawsuit process, valuing your claim, and negotiating on your behalf.
Schedule Your Free Broken Wrist Consultation
If you have suffered a broken wrist or other broken bone in New York City, please call Reid B. Wissner today at 212-406-9288 to schedule your free legal consultation. If we take your case, you won't owe a penny until we have reached a successful outcome for you.
We serve clients in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, and other nearby areas.