Posted: December 31, 2018
If you slipped and fell on ice as a result of poor maintenance by a property owner, but no one saw your fall, you may wonder if you can still sue the property owner for negligence since you have no witnesses to back up your claim. Luckily, this is not a problem. You can almost always sue for a slip and fall accident even if you have no witnesses.
NYC slip and fall lawyer Reid B. Wissner has won many cases for his clients who were involved in unwitnessed slip and fall accidents. Call him today at 212-903-4LAW (4529) for your free and confidential consultation.
When to Sue for an Unwitnessed Slip and Fall
If you were seriously injured after slipping and falling on ice, it’s up to you to prove that the property owner was irresponsible or negligent and that this negligence caused your accident. In many cases, you do not need a witness to prove this. Mr. Wissner has the resources necessary to investigate your accident and help hold the property owner responsible.
Generally, it is in your best interests to bring a lawsuit if you were severely injured and your injuries were not your own fault. With slip and fall accidents, many people think that there is no one to blame besides themselves. This is often untrue. If a property owner was negligent in clearing ice and snow from their sidewalk, parking lot, stairs, or other surface in a timely manner, they may be held liable for your injuries.
Keep in mind that there are some instances where you can be held fully or partially responsible for your own injuries. If you were wearing impractical shoes when you knew that you would be walking over hazardous surfaces, or if your accident occurred at a time when it would have been impossible for the property owner to realize the danger and clean it up, you may have a harder time with your case. Call Reid B. Wissner to discuss your case and see if you have viable grounds for a lawsuit.
Should You File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
If the only thing injured in your fall was your pride, you probably don’t need to sue. However, slip and fall accidents on ice can be quite dangerous and cause severe injury, including:
- Broken bones
- Head injury
- Spine injury
- Extensive soft tissue damage
These injuries often require hospital visits or multiple doctor appointments, and can cause a significant decrease in your quality of life as well as extensive medical bills. Most New Yorkers cannot afford the exorbitant costs of a trip to the ER, let alone surgery, prescriptions, physical rehabilitation, and home care. Medical debt is a leading cause of bankruptcy in America, but we are here to help you obtain damages for your injuries so you can heal in peace without drowning in medical debt.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation
Call personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner today at 212-903-4LAW (4529) to schedule your complimentary consultation today. Mr. Wissner works on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about any payment up front. We will only collect a fee once we have won or settled your case for you.
We serve clients in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, and other nearby areas of greater New York City.