Bronx, NY – Seniors at Greater Risk to Be Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident - Personal Injury Lawyer Bronx NY- Feiner & Lavy, P.C.

April 19, 2023by Yaniv Lavy
Feiner & Lavy - Best Injury Lawyers Bronx NY
The elderly or senior citizens are at particular risk for long-term injuries in a slip-and-fall accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall, call Feiner & Lavy today for a free case evaluation.

When it comes to people being injured in a slip and fall accident in the Bronx, no population may be at greater risk that senior citizens. They are among the most vulnerable populations for two reasons: first, they have greater mobility challenges than most other population segments; second, age makes serious injuries more likely and recovery more difficult.

The Bronx personal injury law firm of Feiner & Lavy understands this. Our staff are experienced in investigating and building cases for senior citizens who are injured in a slip and fall accident. We know that injuries involving seniors can be more difficult to treat, that outcomes are more uncertain, burdens on families are greater and the costs of treatment can be considerably higher.

Feiner & Lavy understands how many obstacles exists for seniors who are simply trying to navigate their way through their daily life. The worst part of this is that many of these obstacles are just carelessly left and they can leave seniors hurt. Some examples of those types of injuries include:

  • Slippery building lobbies and floors
  • Uneven or broken sidewalks
  • Tripping hazards left in aisles in shops
  • Stairs that are broken or uneven
  • People recklessly knocking down and injuring a senior
  • Lighting that is inadequate in a passage
  • Bus and subway stations that are poorly maintained

The lawyers at Feiner & Lavy are outraged by the carelessness that often leads to seniors being injured and are more determined to fight for justice and a settlement deserved by these people who have been unfairly victimized. And that settlement isn’t only for the victims, but also for their loved ones who will shoulder the burden of caring for their parents or elder relatives.

In many cases, seniors who are injured cannot maintain their independence. This often means that a bedroom in their child’s apartment becomes their new home or the arrangements in a home with many stairs may leave a senior with even less dignity. They may be forced to put their now-crippled body into a bed in a living room or a dining area because it’s the only space available. A lack of privacy and humiliation every time a visitor walks through the door and sees them in bed are now a part of this senior’s daily life. Or, instead of burdening a child, it may be a one-way ticket to a nursing home, where someone who should have many more years of independent living is forced to spend their last years.

The people responsible for your injuries will not be kinder to you because you’re a senior. In fact, the opposite is more likely to be true. These people who were too negligent to create or maintain a proper conditions so you wouldn’t have suffered a slip and fall accident are now very motivated, and they look at you as weak. They think that because the victim is a senior, they will lack the strength and stamina for a fight and will try to buy them off cheap. We refuse to let this happen and will fight for every dollar you deserve. Big insurance companies and law firms and their tactics are never going to make us back down as we are dedicated to winning the best settlements for our clients.

If you are a senior or a relative of a senior who has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident that you believe is the result of negligence, call the Bronx personal injury law firm that is committed to fight for you: Feiner & Lavy.


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