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Icy Sidewalk Slip and Fall Injuries

Posted on December 15, 2022 by

Icy Sidewalk Slip and Fall Injuries

Winter in New York is filled with festive holiday markets, open-air ice skating, and sparkling decorations worth braving the cold to see. But it is also a time for harsh weather conditions that makes getting around the city particularly challenging.

Regardless of your age or agility, you can be at risk of having an accident on an icy sidewalk and suffering from painful injuries. If this happens to you outside of a business, here’s how a slip and fall lawyer can help you hold the responsible party accountable and get compensated for your fall-related medical bills.

A Business’ Duty of Care During Icy Weather  

No one can control the weather – not you, local businesses, or your favorite New York City meteorologist. However, business owners are responsible for making conditions on their property safe and taking care of hazards to prevent pedestrian accidents.

Property owners are required by law to take reasonable care to decrease the risk of falls on their properties by removing snow and ice. If hazardous conditions are not addressed within a fair amount of time, a property owner can be held liable for a victim’s fall.

Types of Icy Sidewalk Injuries

Slip and fall accidents in the winter often occur on sidewalks, streets, and parking lots outside of businesses and residential homes. Black ice is one of the most common causes of falls in New York, and fall risks increase if a pedestrian is distracted or intoxicated. Icy sidewalk injuries send many New Yorkers to the emergency room every winter to treat broken bones, hip fractures, herniated disks, spinal cord injuries, and concussions.

Oftentimes, a person will fall on ice and be in a state of shock afterward. Even if your injuries do not seem significant after a fall on an icy sidewalk, it is best to get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible in case minor aches are actually an early warning sign of a more serious problem.

Pursuing An Icy Sidewalk Case Against a Business  

If you fell on an icy sidewalk outside of a New York business, you may be able to file a claim against the company or another third-party group and receive a settlement to help you pay for the damages of your fall. Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum is a local slip and fall lawyer who can help you prove that the business owner was negligent in clearing the sidewalk of ice and maintaining a safe place of business. This is especially true if the icy conditions were left unattended to for an extended period of time and ignored by the business owner.

To prove your case, your slip and fall lawyer will utilize all available documentation to bring justice to your unfortunate situation. Documentation may include photos of the accident scene, witness testimony from other people who noticed the icy conditions, and medical records showing your fall-related injuries.

Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

Icy sidewalks are inevitable and a part of life in New York City, so it is wise to be prepared for whatever comes your way as you navigate the city’s sidewalks. If you or someone you care about suffers from a fall outside of a business this winter, remember Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum’s name and keep the phone number 718-237-5586 handy.

We offer free icy sidewalk slip and fall consultations to assess potential cases against negligent businesses and can guide you through the legal process of filing a claim. Please stay safe during and after winter storms this season, and contact us 24/7 if you need legal help.

Man slips and falls at a grocery store and is lying on the ground face-up with his hand over his eyes.

Did You Slip and Fall at Aldi and Suffer Injuries?

Posted on September 16, 2022 by

Many New Yorkers shop at Aldi to save money on groceries and household items, but getting injured is the last thing they think about while walking through the aisles. Whether you’re shopping at the Aldi store on Nostrand Avenue, Gateway Drive, Flatbush Avenue, or another location, you deserve to be safe from harm at all times while on Aldi property.

This article addresses slip and fall Aldi accidents and how a slip and fall lawyer can help if you have been hurt in an Aldi store.

Why Slip and Fall Aldi Accidents Happen

Aldi stores may seem like pretty safe places at first glance, but a lot of things can go wrong for unsuspecting shoppers. For example, shoppers can be injured by slippery floors, leaks and spills from items on the shelves, and broken grocery carts.

Snowy and rainy New York weather and pallets of items left out to be stocked on shelves can also cause slip and fall Aldi accidents. The injuries that result from these situations could range anywhere from minor bruises to bone fractures, concussions, and spinal cord injuries.

 What to Do After Your Slip and Fall Accident 

After a slip and fall in any grocery store, it is important to first seek medical treatment for your injuries. But while you are still in the store, report your fall to a store manager and collect contact information for the manager on duty and any witnesses who saw you fall. If possible, take some photos of the accident scene and write down some notes to refresh your memory later about the circumstances.

Pursuing a Case Against a Grocery Store

Depending on the details of your Aldi accident case, you could be entitled to compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages. This is because Aldi stores have a legal obligation to keep their locations safe and free from hazards. But to recover any money from Aldi, you will first need to prove that the store and/or staff were negligent and that one or more third parties were cause of your fall-related injuries.

Rather than instantly settling with an insurance company to expedite the claim, make sure to call a Brooklyn slip and fall law office, such as the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum. With a skilled attorney on your side who knows how to pursue Aldi for damages, you will have the best chance of success and be able to get back to your normal life.

 Contact a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

The Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum handles slip and fall accident cases that take place in Aldi and other places of business. We know how to prove cases against major corporations, like Aldi, so that you are made whole again and receive the compensation you deserve.

We will help you prove that your injuries are significant and a direct result of Aldi’s negligence by using all evidence available, such as video surveillance footage, documentation in your medical records, witness statements, and credible testimonies. We will also help you prove that the Aldi staff knew about the hazard that caused your injuries or should have known about the problem based on a standard of reasonableness.

To schedule your free legal consultation and tell us about your Aldi incident, contact our office via online form or by phone at 718-237-5586.

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Wet Floor Safety Regulations

Posted on October 27, 2017 by

Wet floors can be a scary situation for employees and customers alike. After all, wet floors are the most common cause of slips, trips, and falls. They also cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths.

If you’re an employee, a resident or a property manager, it’s important to understand wet floor regulations so that you can take action if you have been a victim of a slip and fall.

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What Happens if I Trip and Fall in a Public Park

Posted on May 31, 2016 by

While parks are great places for picnics, spending time with the family or having a barbecue in the outdoors, an injury can happen on the property. Limbs from trees can come crashing down, a child may fall into a pool, or a person may trip and fall on uneven ground. For these reasons, it is important to know who may be liable for an injury suffered in a park and to understand how to pursue a lawsuit if the park is privately or publicly owned.

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Man slipping on floor. "Caution wet floor" sign placed in front.

What to do in a Slip & Fall Accident from Water

Posted on May 19, 2016 by

While one is going about his or her busy day, the last thing to expect is an injury from a slip and fall accident. Nevertheless, slip and falls can happen anywhere, at any time and to anyone. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall due to a wet surface, below are several steps you should take in order to preserve your case.

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Falling At Work: Slips, Trips & Falls

Posted on April 28, 2016 by

According to the U.S. Department of Labor the majority of workplace injuries are a result of slips, trips, and falls. In fact, work-related injuries account for as much as 15 percent of all accidental deaths per year just behind car accidents. It is estimated that work-related injuries result in 65 percent of all lost workdays per year.

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Personal Injury Numbers Across the Nation

Posted on December 17, 2015 by

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks injuries in the U.S. and has found that injuries and violence are the leading causes of death in the nation for individuals ages 1 to 44 when compared to other leading causes of death. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014 it is estimated that almost 3 million individuals were hospitalized due to injuries. Almost one million of these personal injuries required time away from work. Continue reading

5 Immediate Things to do After You Have Been Injured

Posted on September 22, 2014 by

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Whether you suffer an injury playing a recreational sport or working on a job, the initial shock of getting hurt is never enjoyable. A rush of emotions runs through your head, not the least of which being the cost of the injury in terms of dollars and lost work or social productivity that is associated with recovery time. Unlike defense in football, the best defense to an injury is prevention. Accordingly, the New York injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum are here to provide you with five quick tips to help get you on the road to recovery immediately after suffering an injury. The tips are known as the P.R.I.C.E injury protocol, and following steps comprise a tried and true method to avoid aggravation.

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