Slip and Fall
The attorneys at the firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros have been successfully representing persons and their families that have suffered injuries as a result of Slip & Fall Accidents for over forty (40) years.
There are many causes of Slip and Fall Accidents that result from dangerous property conditions at both residential and commercial properties. Some of the many causes are icy sidewalks that were not properly cleaned and salted; a broken, uneven or cracked sidewalk pavement; spilled liquids on stairs, hallways or supermarket aisles; deteriorated or broken ramps, steps or handrails; dangerous and defective equipment at gyms; and many other causes too numerous to mention.
- $1.6 million verdict for a 36-year-old man who slipped and fell on slippery steps while in a hotel and suffered hip and back injuries
- $1.125 million settlement for a man who suffered injuries when there was an explosion at his home
- $900,000 settlement for a woman who tripped over a raised oil cap on a sidewalk and injured her shoulder.
- $850,000 settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on ice while working at the airport
- $800,000 settlement for a woman who tripped and fell over uneven pavement while crossing the street and suffered a leg injury.
- $665, 000 settlement for a man who suffered a knee injury when he slipped on ice.
- $600,000 settlement for a 62-year-old woman who suffered a shoulder injury when she fell while in a hospital for medical treatment
The firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros is also proud of the fact that it has been involved over the years in many cases that have been decided by the higher courts on various appeals that have helped shape and define the law of Slip & Fall Accidents in the State of New York.
In a slip and fall on ice Jaroslawicz & Jaros were successful in the case of Hecht v. City of New York, 02 Civ. 4029 (JGK) (JCF) , United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In a negligence claim for falling on ice the Court found it survived summary judgment because the evidence established that the building superintendent attached a hose to a water spigot, left the water in the on position, and did not advise the resident that it was necessary to turn the water off to prevent the hose from icing and bursting.
Jaroslawicz & Jaros was successful in the case of Kaplan v. Lucille Roberts Health Clubs Inc. Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First Department 63 A.D.3d 470 (2009), 880 N.Y.S.2d 284. Where the court decided that there were issues of fact as to whether, plaintiff, a paying member at the club, was limited to choosing among defective step-aerobic boards supplied by the club for participation in a club-sponsored class, and whether defendants had notice that a fair number of those boards allegedly lacked stabilizing bottom grips. Factual issues exist as to whether the absence of these grips unreasonably increased the risk of use of the boards, whether this risk was apparent to plaintiff, and whether it proximately caused her injury. Jaroslawicz & Jaros then proceeded to obtaining a substantial settlement for this client.
If you or a loved one have a claim involving a Slip and Fall Accident and are in need of legal assistance, call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212-227-2780, or toll free in New York 1-800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call to ensure that you do not waive your right to compensation. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.