New York Slip and Fall Lawyer Samantha Kucher Explains How Slip and Fall Claims Work
New York City, NY - Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States today, accounting for over a million injuries a year, according to the CDC. Although many falls are purely accidental, many are caused by a property owner’s negligence. This is when it is essential to get a New York slip and fall lawyer involved.
Samantha Kucher, Esq., principal attorney and founding member at Kucher Law in New York City, NY, has dedicated her practice to assisting victims in personal injury cases, including slip and fall claims and lawsuits.
“Many people don’t understand slip and fall accidents. These are matters of negligence and can be difficult to prove but not impossible. Unfortunately, people often brush off these accidents with a sense of embarrassment. But negligence is a serious matter,” said Ms. Kucher. “If someone has suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, they are entitled to be compensated for their injuries and damages. They should get as much evidence as possible at the scene, take down names of witnesses, take photos of the area and of any injuries, report the accident. And they should always seek medical care. Unfortunately, the burden of proof is with the victim in these matters, so the more proof, the better their chance of being compensated for their injuries. ”
Many hazards commonly found in public and private places can become matters of potential liability in slip and fall claims. These can include things such as wet and slippery flooring, uneven surfaces, floor coverings and mats that aren’t secured, inadequate lighting, construction debris, and exposed electrical cords. Snow and ice that are not properly cleared by businesses and municipalities can also cause dangerous falls that can be matters of negligence and the subject of slip and fall claims.
“If someone is injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to get the advice of a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Most people don’t think about protecting evidence and attempting to get video surveillance footage. These are things that a lawyer understands and knows are essential to bringing forth a successful slip and fall claim,” continued Ms. Kucher. “Our firm knows that this kind of evidence can be fleeting. We immediately contact the owner or manager of the property, get in touch with the insurance company, interview witnesses. The fresher the evidence and people’s memories, the better we can understand and prove liability. Innocent victims should not suffer because of someone else’s negligence. This is why we exist, to hold these people accountable so our clients can heal and move on with their lives.”
Samantha Kucher, Esq. is an experienced New York slip and fall lawyer and has a strong track record of success holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. Kuchar Law represents injured parties throughout New York City. Learn more about her and her firm at https://www.rrklawgroup.com/slip-and-fall-lawyer/
For more information about Kucher Law Group, contact the company here:
Kucher Law Group
26 Broadway, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10004