Slip and Fall Lawyers Suffolk County NY

March, 2014 by Alma Abell

It doesn’t have to be something large to cause serious injury. A loose piece of carpet on a stair, an extension cord stretched across a floor or loose bricks in a walkway are all capable of causing a serious fall, causing neck, back and head injuries. If the property owner knew of the danger and did not correct it, he should be held responsible.

After suffering a serious fall, there are two steps that must be done. Document everything. Take pictures, get names and phone numbers of any witnesses and when possible, jot down some notes. Write down as fully as possible exactly what caused the fall. Was the object that caused the fall easy to see or hidden? Was it a bright day, evening, raining, etc.? Were there any signs warning people of danger?

See a doctor immediately. Some injuries may not become obvious for a couple days but it’s important to be seen. There will be expenses as a result of the fall, but the full costs will not be known immediately. An insurance adjuster will probably make an offer to settle, but do not accept the offer. It will always be much lower than it should be.

Contact a lawyer of The Law Office of Matthew Glassman to discuss the circumstances. The crucial fact will be proof that the property owner was responsible; it is up to the person who was injured to provide the proof. The attorney will assist in collecting the necessary evidence and understands how the court system operates. Someone who has years of experience will know the questions to ask and how best to handle the situation.

The Law Office of Matthew Glassman represents people of all ages who have been injured due to another’s negligence. His practice encompasses Long Island, Suffolk County and the New York Metro area. Mr. Glassman has over 25 years of experience, using all of his skills and dedication to assist injured people. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. He returned to New York in 1984, opening his own practice in 1988. Mr. Glassman is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Suffolk County Bar Association. Anyone who has been hurt and wondering if they should talk to Slip and Fall Lawyers Suffolk County NY, should contact them to discuss available options.

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