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Long Island Accident Lawyers

Long Island Accident Lawyers – Birzon & Associates

Suffolk County Personal Injury AttorneyWe understand that you want to know and trust the person you will be working with on your Suffolk or Nassau County personal injury claim. Get to know the team at Birzon and Associates, so you have a better idea of the people working hard to help you get the best results possible after your accident.

We are a civil litigation law firm with lawyers who blend over 75 years of experience in law, government service, and university teaching.  Having worked on Capitol Hill (U.S. House of Representatives) as Counsel to New York Governors and at large prominent law firms, our clients benefit not only from our significant experience but also the professional relations we have established and maintained in the course of our legal careers.

Our attorneys are respected throughout the legal community for our high standard of competence, integrity and client service. The named partners in the law firm have been selected for inclusion in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. New York Super Lawyers®, as well as being named one of “Long Island’s Top Legal Eagles” by Long Island Pulse Magazine. Mr. Birzon was named in the National Publication of Super Lawyers as well. Both Mitchell Birzon is selected “The Top 1% of Trial Counsel 2012” by the Medical Malpractice Association. Our firm is AV® Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible recognition in the legal profession.

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Should I Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Slip And Fall?

Everyone knows the dangers that come with winter precipitation. Failure to properly clear walkways after sleet and snow have fallen can lead to them icing over. Walking across these areas becomes extremely hazardous as a result. If you suffered a slip or fall and sustained an injury due to a property owner’s negligence, be sure to contact our team at Birzon and Associates. Our Long Island Accident Lawyers will determine if legal action can be taken, and help recoup the damages you are owed from the guilty party.

Why You Should Contact Our Long Island Accident Lawyers

Recovering from injuries can be very expensive and time-consuming.  Why should you be the one paying the price if the injury only occurred due to someone else’s negligence?  Do not let the actions of a guilty party cause detriment to your quality of life. Put your faith in the hands of our Long Island Accident Lawyers and get the compensation you deserve.Long Island Accident Lawyers

What Makes A Defendant Liable 

To determine if you should file a lawsuit, we need to look at the defendant who can be held liable for slips and falls.  If you believe either of the two situations applies to you, our Long Island Accident Lawyers should be contacted immediately:

  1. The hazardous condition should have been recognized and removed by the property owner (or an employee/agent of the property owner) but was not done.  It will need to be determined if a reasonable person should have recognized the issue, or if they had ample time to correct it but chose not to.
  2. The hazardous condition was caused by the defendant.  It was foreseeable that certain actions of the defendant would cause future slips and falls.

Proving The Negligence and Liability Of The Defendant

The next step in building a case is to prove that there was negligence expressed by the defendant that caused your slip and fall.  By explaining your fall to our Long Island Accident Lawyers, we’ll have a better understanding of if we can prove any of the following:

  1. The hazard was around long enough that a reasonable defendant should have taken care of it.
  2. Conditions leading to the fall could have been avoided by the defendant taking preventative methods.
  3. There are no reasonable justifications for the hazard to have been created.        

You Did Not Cause The Incident Yourself

The final factor in a situation like this is proving you did not cause the incident yourself, which is why our injury lawyer in Nassau County needs to be contacted. We’ll be able to look at all aspects of your story, and paint a compelling picture that shows: 

  1. You were not engaging in any activities that prevented you from seeing the hazard.
  2. You had lawful access to the area where the slip and fall occurred.
  3.  There were no safety measures implemented by the defendant to warn about the hazardous area that you ignored.

Birzon And Associates

At Birzon and Associates, we blend over 75 years of law, government service, and university teaching.  After sustaining an injury from a slip and fall, we know you’ll want the best representation.  That is why reaching out to our Long Island Accident Lawyers should be your first move.  We’ll help build your case so all you’ll need to do is focus on recovering.    

Premises liability occurs when you are legally on someone else’s property, and you get injured. If the owner’s negligence was to blame for your injury, then the property owner would be liable for your injuries. Premises liability often involves slips, trips, and falls, but also includes any unsafe condition that results in an injury. 

How Can You Prove Premises Liability?

If you are injured because of an unsafe property condition, a Long Island Accident Lawyers may ask that you show:Long Island Accident Lawyers

  • You were lawfully on the property, or the owner knew you would be on the property
  • The owner of the property knew about the unsafe condition and they failed to repair it or warn of the condition of it.
  • The owner’s negligence was the direct cause of the injury

Examples of Premises Liability Cases

Slip and fall cases are the most straightforward premises liability cases. These are normally caused by:

  • Defective staircases
  • Accumulation of ice or snow
  • wet/oily floors
  • Hidden extension cords
  • Unsecure rugs or carpets
  • Loose/broken floors, sidewalks, steps or stairs

Other cases that may require you to need a Long Island Accident Lawyers involve inadequate building security and swimming pool accidents. Normally, if you are trespassing on another person’s property, they would not be liable for your injuries, even if the owner knew of the dangerous condition, however, there are a few exceptions that your Long Island Accident Lawyers would make known to you. 

Do You Need A Lawyer?

Birzon and Associates are committed to providing outstanding legal expertise to help you win your case. Our accident law firm has achieved over $50 million in verdicts and settlements for accident victims on Long Island and the surrounding areas. Our Long Island Accident Lawyers have over thirty years of premises liability litigation experience and in-depth legal knowledge, and resources, to navigate each of the personal injury and residential accidents that may have occurred to you. Whether your premises liability injury occurred at private, public, commercial or government property, we want to help. Contact us online, or call 631.265.6300 today for a no-obligation, free consultation and remember, you only pay if we win your case.

What are the most common personal injury cases?

If you or someone you know has recently suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of a business or responsible individuals, you may want to contact a Long Island Accident Lawyers. At Birzon & Associates, we are here to help you with all your personal injury claims.

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What are personal injury cases?

 Personal injury cases are legal disputes that come into play when a person is harmed in an accident or injury, and another person might be legally responsible for the harm. The person responsible for the incident will be taken to court and will pay money to the person filing for the personal injury claim. This money can go towards medical bills, pain and suffering, and other medical expenses that might be. 

There are two main outcomes of personal injury cases:

1) Formal Lawsuit: This is when a private individual, also known as the plaintiff, files a civil complaint against a business, person, or corporation known as the defendant. This is known as filing a lawsuit and means the plaintiff is accusing the defendant of having acted carelessly in connection to the accident.

2) Informal Settlement: Most disputes are resolved through an early informal settlement. In this informal settlement, the insurers and attorneys will represent both sides. This settlement usually takes form as a negotiation, where both sides agree on an amount of money, and neither party can further go into a lawsuit. 

How long do you have to file a personal injury case?

When a plaintiff is injured, they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, this is known as the “statute of limitations.” This period begins when the person is injured or discovers their injury. Statute of limitations is established by state laws and often varies by the type of injury. 

What are the most common personal injuries?

Some of the most common personal injuries involve:

  • Car accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Assault, Battery

How Can a Long Island Accident Lawyers Help You?

Here at Birzon & Associates, we are here to help you with your injury cases. We offer free consultation as well as work on your injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Our experienced accident lawyers specialize in all personal injury matters. If you’re interested in Birzon & Associates, please feel free to visit our website and set up a consultation today with our Long Island Accident Lawyers. 

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