Bronx, NY – How Do I Know Who Is Truly at Fault for My Slip and Fall Injury? - Personal Injury Lawyer Bronx NY- Feiner & Lavy, P.C.

April 3, 2023by Yaniv Lavy
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Fault, according to a legal dictionary definition, is: “An improper act or omission, injurious to another, and transpiring through negligence, rashness, or ignorance.” Negligence or ignorance are the terms the lawyers at the Bronx personal injury law firm of Feiner & Lavy focus on to determine if a potential client has a lawsuit.

You may feel wronged or that you did nothing that you feel contributed to your injury. Yet, in this field of law, we would be careless if we didn’t examine your claim closely and determine who is truly responsible for your injury. And while this seems like it should be obvious, oftentimes it is not, and blame can even be shared. After all, not everyone who is injured but not telling the truth is one of those people we see in amusing videos walking into a wall while staring at their cellphone.

Most of the time, people who call Feiner & Lavy are the real victims who’ve been hurt due to the negligence of others. We see people who are injured after a slip and fall accident in wet or poorly maintained building lobbies or are hurt due to a negligent condition that exists in a supermarket or a convenience store. These are injuries that result from the carelessness of a business owner or property owner that either didn’t have the staff to clean up a spill or refused to invest in things like rugs and mats to absorb water and make surfaces safe for passage. There are times when these are people who believe that saving a dollar at any cost is a good business strategy, you ended up being a victim of their foolish behavior, and we are here to determine that they are at fault for your injury and to make them pay!

But what about this idea of shared responsibility? Let us paint a picture: You’ve been out to a bar with some friends and maybe had one or two drinks more than you should have. On the way home, you stop by a pizzeria for a couple of slices. You walk into the pizzeria, and there is a runner that is bunched up right in the entryway, and you trip over it and injure yourself in a fall. If you weren’t inebriated, this would clearly be the fault of the business owner. However, a judge may view your condition as a contributing factor in this slip and fall accident and could assign partial responsibility for the injury to you. That could reduce the amount that we are able to collect on your behalf.

We only tell clients this because we want their expectations to be realistic and for them to be honest when recollecting events as we build a case. As a top Bronx personal injury law firm, Feiner & Lavy has experience with a wide variety of injuries and causes of injuries, and we pledge to fight hard to win you the best possible settlement for your injury. We will stand up to the lawyers and insurance companies representing the people who hurt you, and we will not let them off cheap! We will make them pay.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident that is the fault of another, call the Bronx personal injury law firm that will fearlessly fight for you: Feiner & Lavy.


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