Property owners and occupiers in Sayville, New York, have a responsibility to keep their Long Island property free from potential hazards that could cause guests to suffer injuries. When a guest slips or trips on a preventable hazard and suffers back and spine injuries, the property owner may be legally liable in some cases.
If you suffered back and spine injuries in a Sayville, New York, fall, you may be able to hold the property owner or occupier accountable and pursue a payout to cover your medical care, rehabilitation, and other related costs. To learn more, let a member of the slip and fall injury team from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. review your case for free today. Call (631) 600-0000 now to get started.
A Sayville Fall Can Cause Serious Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Even seemingly minor slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can cause significant injuries to the back and spinal cord. Falls from a height, such as when someone falls because of a broken railing or a missing banister, are even more likely to cause this type of serious injury.
According to the University of Michigan, minor back and spine injuries may occur from:
- Tripping or slipping.
- Falling a short distance.
- Twisting the spine in an unusual way or beyond its normal range of motion.
Severe injuries, including spinal cord injuries, may occur because of:
- Falls from a significant height.
- A blow to the back or top of the head during a fall.
- Falling directly on the bottom.
- Other types of fall injuries.
If you fell in Sayville and have symptoms of a back or spine injury, you should see a medical care provider as soon as possible. According to Cedars-Sinai, symptoms of back and spinal cord injuries after a fall may include:
- Back pain that occurs immediately or soon following the fall.
- Ongoing back pain that continues to worsen.
- Back pain that is so severe it keeps you awake or wakes you up at night.
- Back pain in addition to abdominal pain.
- Numbness or other unusual sensations in the bottom, groin, thighs, legs, or feet.
If you required medical care for a back or spine injury after a Sayville fall, you may have a viable premises liability case against the Suffolk County, New York, property owner or occupier. Contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. today to learn more.
Building a Case to Prove Negligence and Liability
Under New York’s premises liability laws, it is possible to hold a property owner or occupier liable for the damage done by a hazard on their property. However, you must prove that they knew or should have known about the hazard. To build a compelling argument that supports this, you can expect your lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. to:
- Identify and collect available evidence to support your claim.
- Interview any eyewitnesses, review any video, and analyze other evidence.
- Enlist the help of expert witnesses to assist in proving your case.
- Collect evidence to prove your fall-related expenses and losses.
Your Sayville back and spine injury lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. may be able to build a solid case to support your financial recovery. To learn more about our services or begin your free case review, call (631) 600-0000 now.
Recoverable Damages in a Sayville Back and Spine Fall Injury Settlement or Court Award
Our Sayville back and spine injuries lawyers from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. know how difficult it can be to juggle your financial demands while also undergoing treatment, rehabilitation, and other care for your physical injuries. We do not believe you should have to face financial stress because of a property owner’s negligence—you have already paid enough for their careless actions.
To this end, we pursue compensation to cover a wide variety of documented expenses and losses for our clients. Depending on the facts of your Sayville slip and fall accident case, your injuries, and the treatment required, you may be able to recover damages that include:
- Current and future medical treatment related to your injuries.
- Ongoing care costs, if necessary.
- Current and future lost wages and benefits.
- Diminished earning capacity for those who cannot return to their career.
- Property damages for personal items broken or lost in your fall.
- Out-of-pocket expenses, including modifying your home, if necessary.
- Pain and suffering.
- Other noneconomic damages.
Statute of Limitations on New York Slip and Fall Cases
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., we understand how tight the deadlines often are on premises liability cases, as well as other types of personal injury lawsuits. Under Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214, slip and fall injury victims generally only have three years to build a case, attempt to reach a negotiated settlement, and decide if they need to take legal action.
While it does not always take us a full three years with these cases, it is imperative that we go to work quickly to preserve evidence and ensure our client does not lose their right to take legal action.
Talk to a Member of the Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. Team Today
A Sayville back and spine injuries attorney from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf based on the facts of your Long Island slip and fall case. We take on premises liability cases on Long Island, as well as in the five boroughs of New York City.
To learn more or to get started with a complimentary consultation, call Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. now at (631) 600-0000. Our Suffolk County accident case reviews are always free, and we pursue damages on behalf of our clients on a contingency basis.