Pursuing Compensation After Slip- And Trip-And-Fall Accidents
While slippery conditions are worse during winter months, serious slip-and-fall accidents are a year-round occurrence in New York. These accidents can leave victims facing severe injuries that can lead to onerous medical bills, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering.
George S. Bellantoni, Attorney at Law, has dedicated his practice to advocating for the rights of victims of catastrophic injuries in Westchester County, the Bronx and surrounding communities. Whether you were injured in a restaurant, hotel or another establishment, he will provide the competent legal representation you deserve to begin recovering fair compensation for your injuries.
Actual Versus Constructive Notice
When determining whether negligence led to a slip-and-fall or a trip-and-fall accident in New York, you will need to demonstrate that the owner had notice of the unsafe area and failed to take the proper actions.
Two types of notice may apply depending on the circumstances of the accident. Actual notice applies when someone notifies a property owner of a dangerous area that poses a slipping or tripping hazard.
Constructive notice refers to a hazard that existed for a long enough time that the property owner should have known about it and taken the necessary steps to address it. Constructive notice applies to most slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall cases in New York.
Proving Negligence Can Be Difficult
It is not always easy to prove negligence, especially in cases involving transient conditions such as snow, ice or liquids. Attorney Bellantoni has extensive experience helping individuals resolve a broad range of slip- and trip-and-fall accidents. With his more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer, you can be sure you are receiving qualified and knowledgeable legal advice.
He thoroughly analyzes every client’s case to determine whether he is likely able to prove negligence. He is committed to always providing honest, straightforward feedback to help you make the best decision about your case.
Skilled Advice. Exceptional Service.
George S. Bellantoni focuses on the legal aspects of your case so you can dedicate your energy to your recovery. He will respond promptly to your phone calls and emails to help reduce any anxiety you may feel.