A Bronx woman entered a local supermarket on a Sunday evening and fell near the deli counter spraining her right hand, right wrist and neck. She wanted a personal injury lawyer to help her seek reimbursement from the grocery store and she asked the Schlitt Law Firm to represent her. We investigated the incident and built a strong case that we presented to the defendant’s insurance company. After extensive negotiations, we were able to extract a maximum offer from the insurance company. Our client liked the value of the offer and chose to settle now so she would receive money sooner and avoid the delays and hassle of a trial.
On a Saturday afternoon, a Queens woman’s visit to the supermarket turned ugly when she slipped and fell on some leaking water. The fall injured her back and coccyx and exacerbated a pre-existing injury. She reached out to Carol L…. Read More ›
Since the earliest days of its history, the sidewalks were the responsibility of the New York City government, but all that changed in 2003. That’s when a new law took effect that makes real property owners responsible for the sidewalks. Section 19-152 of New York City’s Administrative Code makes property owners responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining sidewalks adjoining their properties. Let’s look at what this means for property owners and people who might be injured due to poorly designed or maintained sidewalks.
I slipped on water in Wal-Mart. There was no sign noting the water and I broke my hip. Had to have surgery and surgeon said I would most likely need a hip replacement. Should I get an attorney and how much should I ask for?
On a Thursday evening, a woman from Valley Stream and her husband stopped at her local supermarket to do some shopping for dinner. While walking near the deli counter, she slipped on some spilled olive oil. The fall injured her wrists. She asked Carol L. Schlitt of the Schlitt Law Firm to represent her in an effort to collect compensation for her injuries. After conducting an investigation of her case, including having our investigator visit the store and having our nurse analyze her medical records so we could maximize the value of her case, we sent a Settlement Proposal to the supermarket claims manager. They initially denied liability and refused to offer money. But after seeing the strength of the case we built, the supermarket relented and settled the case. The settlement delivered good value to our client and avoided the delay and stress of a trial.
I slipped and fell in at supermarket in Suffolk County (I don’t want to say which one) a year and a half ago. I didn’t go right to the hospital, I was a little embarrassed. I went to the doctor the next day. At first she said just to rest, then she had me go for physical therapy. Then I saw an orthopedist and got some shots and more physical therapy. Now I need surgery. When the man from the store called me, I told him I would be okay and had my own insurance. Now I changed my mind. I can’t believe that I might need back surgery because of this. Can I sue? Is it too late to bring a lawsuit?
On a rainy day in August, a woman from Far Rockaway went shopping at a major department store in Nassau County. While shopping in the lingerie department, she slipped and fell on a puddle from a leak in the roof inuring her shoulder. She retained the Schlitt Law Firm, a personal injury law firm, to help her obtain compensation from the department store. Lead attorney, Carol L. Schlitt obtained a rapid settlement that made for a very happy client. http://www.SchlittLaw.com
On September 3rd, I had a supermarket slip and fall. I had put a jar of salsa in the top part of a cart. I truly did not know that the plastic flap was supposed to be put up when there is no child in the cart. The jar rolled out, broke on the floor and I took my next step in it and promptly fell. I could not stand up as my right leg kept giving out on me. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital where it was diagnosed as a sprain. After a follow up with my orthopedic surgeon and an MRI, it was determined that I had fractured my tibia plateau. I am still walking with a limp due to the lengthy heal time for this type of fracture. The doctor has released me with instructions to come back if I encounter any problems.
Traveler’s Insurance, the supermarket’s insurance, refuses to cover anything, saying it was my fault. I am really only looking for out-of-pocket expenses to be covered as my medical insurance covered everything else. I thought businesses had no-fault insurance for instances like this. Do I have any recourse?
A Queens woman went shopping at her local supermarket in Flushing. As she entered the store, she slipped and fell on a wet floor injuring her knee. An ambulance took her to New York Hospital-Queens where she received emergency treatment and follow up care for her injuries. She retained a personal injury law firm, the Schlitt Law Firm, to help her obtain compensation from the supermarket. In less than six months, the Schlitt Law Firm obtained a settlement that made for a very happy client.
On a February morning, a woman walked out of her apartment and slipped on ice on the front steps of her building. Her fall left her bruised and injured her knee. She sought immediate medical attention and then called our firm to seek guidance. Was her landlord responsible for not clearing the ice? Could she sue for damages? We answered her questions and she asked our firm to represent her. We investigated her case and developed a compelling argument that the landlord had been negligent in failing to clear the steps of ice. Six months later, we settled the claim for an amount that made the woman very happy.