One of the scariest types of injuries suffered by
slip and fall victims are those that which fall within the category of “head injury”.
Any number of injuries can happen to the head. Facial bones can break,
lacerations to the face occur, skull fractures happen, as does brain bleeding
and traumatic brain injury.
Experienced Newburgh slip and fall attorneys know that these injuries are scary for several reasons. First, injuries
to the face are hard to hide. Any cut or deep laceration may result in
permanent, irreparable scarring and of course will not be easily hidden.
But head injuries are frightening too because brain functioning can be
damaged. Concussions and brain bleeding can cause memory loss, sensory
degradation, and even the ability to use one’s arms and or legs.
At the most extreme, a skull fracture and brain injury can lead to death.
Any number of negligent conditions on property can cause a slip or trip
and fall accident that which results in head injury. Banisters, hand rails,
and stair runners that which are broken can cause a victim to tumble down
dozens of stairs. Untreated ice on walkways, driveways, parking lots,
and or stairways can also cause significant injury to persons falling
thereon. Even simple and seemingly innocuous things such as uneven surfaces,
power cords, frayed or tattered carpeting, and the like can cause a guest
to trip and fall.
Newburgh personal injury attorneys are keen to these possibilities. Readers should be advised that slip and
fall accidents that which occur on the property of others is a source
of liability for property owners and occupiers. If the accident occurred
because a property owner or occupier failed at his or her duty to keep
visitors safe from foreseeable and preventable danger, than the injured
victim can receive compensation for his or her damages.
Whether or not a victim can recover for his or her injuries and damages
will depend upon the facts surrounding the incident, case law, and statutory
law. These types of accidents are more complex than one could imagine. A
slip and fall accident victim should not asses the validity of his or her claim without the guidance
of an attorney.
First and foremost this is because New York law requires personal injury
lawsuits to commence within a specific time frame after the accident occurs.
Waiting too long to consult an attorney can result in a claim going stale.
Additionally, as time goes by memory fades and witnesses become harder
to find. Therefore, the slip and fall claim may become harder to prove.
Lastly, personal injury lawsuits are complex in terms of process and evidence
presentation. This means that experienced attorneys will be needed.
Learn about the different types of premises liability injuries in
our article available here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
convenient contact form here.