Trip and Falls

Accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, and a trip and fall accident is no exception. A trip and fall accident is a type of personal injury incident that occurs when an individual stumbles or trips over an object, uneven surface, or hazard, leading to a loss of balance and a fall. These accidents often happen unexpectedly and can result in injuries such as sprains, fractures, or head injuries. Trip and fall accidents typically occur in public places, workplaces, or private properties, and they may be caused by factors like poorly maintained walkways, clutter, or obstacles. Legal cases related to trip and fall accidents often revolve around determining liability for the hazardous conditions that caused the fall. While they may sometimes seem relatively minor, these incidents can result in severe injuries, medical bills, and emotional distress for the victims. When individuals are injured in a trip and fall accident, seeking legal representation is of paramount importance.

Experience in Premises Liability Law

Trip and fall accidents often fall under the purview of premises liability law. This area of law deals with the responsibility of property owners or occupiers to maintain safe premises for visitors. Lawyers who work on premises liability cases must possess in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations governing these incidents. The Ridge Law Firm understands the nuances of liability and can assess whether you have a valid claim.

Preservation of Evidence

To build a strong case in a trip and fall accident, it is essential to collect and preserve evidence promptly. Lawyers can assist in this process by ensuring that critical evidence, such as photographs of the accident scene, witness statements, surveillance footage, maintenance records, and incident reports, is gathered and documented correctly. The preservation of evidence is crucial in establishing liability and proving negligence.

Determining Liability

Proving liability in trip and fall cases can be challenging. The Ridge Law Firm has experience in investigating and identifying the responsible parties, which may include property owners, tenants, or maintenance companies. We can analyze the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine who should be held accountable. This is vital in ensuring that you target the right parties and maximize your chances of obtaining fair compensation.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies

Property owners often carry liability insurance to cover accidents on their premises. However, insurance companies may try to minimize payouts or deny claims. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who can engage with insurance adjusters on your behalf. We can ensure that you are not pressured into accepting inadequate settlements and negotiate for fair compensation that covers medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future costs.

Litigation Support

While many trip and fall cases are resolved through negotiation, some may require litigation. Our lawyers are well-equipped to handle legal proceedings and represent you in court. We can present your case to a judge and jury, cross-examine witnesses, and advocate for your rights vigorously. This courtroom experience is invaluable in securing a favorable outcome if your case goes to trial.

Maximizing Compensation

Trip and fall accidents can result in various damages, including medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term care expenses. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to calculate the full extent of your damages, ensuring that you receive a comprehensive settlement or court award that reflects your true financial and emotional losses.

Ensuring a Fair and Just Outcome

Ultimately, the role of a lawyer in a trip and fall accident case is to ensure a fair and just outcome. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to protect your rights, hold negligent parties accountable, and secure the compensation you deserve. We can level the playing field between injured individuals and property owners, ensuring that justice is served.

In conclusion, having the right lawyer when injured in a trip and fall accident is not just important; it is often the key to obtaining the justice and compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have experience in premises liability law, the ability to preserve crucial evidence, a keen understanding of liability determination, negotiation skills, litigation support, knowledge of legal deadlines, and the capacity to maximize compensation. All these elements are essential for ensuring that victims of trip and fall accidents receive fair and just compensation for their injuries and losses.

The legal representation of trip and fall accident victims is not only about seeking individual redress but also about upholding the principles of justice and accountability. It is a critical safeguard against negligence and misconduct on properties, ensuring that property owners and occupiers are held responsible for maintaining safe premises. Therefore, it is imperative for anyone who experiences a trip and fall accident to seek the assistance of a qualified attorney to navigate the legal complexities and secure the best possible outcome for their case.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a trip and fall injury and don't know what to do or if you still have a question that has not been answered, call us now at 1-800-THE-BRONX (1-800-843-2766) or email us at


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Automobile Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in America. These accidents just don’t “happen”; they are almost invariably caused by negligent or careless driving. The Ridge Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars to compensate victims of automobile accidents for their financial losses, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death in a motor vehicle accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your financial losses and pain and suffering.

Please call us now at 1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at and speak to an experienced attorney who can help you recover for your losses.


Slip and Falls

A slip and fall injury is a common occurrence with thousands of claims made each year. Many victims suffer serious, life-altering injuries that can even result in wrongful death. Unlit stairwells, wet floors, and construction site defects can often have catastrophic results. You should know what to do in the event of a slip and fall accident. Consult us to determine whether you are owed damages for the negligence of a property or business owner.

Our slip and fall personal injury attorneys can help you understand the law. There are many factors to consider, such as previous complaints about an existing hazard, determining negligence of a business or property owner, and determining negligence, if any, of the individual injured. These are only a few of the factors that a personal injury firm will analyze when investigating your case.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a slip and fall injury and don't know what to do or if you still have a question that has not been answered, call us now at 1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at .


Trip and Falls

Trip and fall accidents can be extremely dangerous for those who unexpectedly catch their feet on uneven surfaces. These accidents are much more likely to occur when any of the following conditions exist:

If you tripped and were injured as a result of your fall, you may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills and other losses. Our personal injury lawyers have been helping trip and fall victims from all walks of life for over 30 years.

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Ceiling Falls

Ceilings in apartment complexes and other residential buildings that fall or collapse can cause serious injuries. Property owners have a responsibility to keep tenants safe by properly maintaining their buildings, including ceilings, and taking reasonable care to fix problems that may result in future accidents. When owners fail to live up to this responsibility, they should be held financially responsible.

We understand how inadequate maintenance and repair of the apartment complex can result in ceiling falls and other accidents. With significant experience handling personal injury and premises liability claims in New York, we can represent your interests and help you pursue the compensation that you deserve for your injuries when your apartment has not been properly maintained by the building owner.

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Pedestrian Knockdowns

People who are struck by a car or other motor vehicle face a trying and difficult time. There are medical expenses, lost wages, and other hardships. They have unanswered questions.

We understand the hardships victims of a pedestrian knockdown accident face. We know how to help them regain some semblance of their prior life through financial security.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian knockdown accident, we will explain all of your rights and options to you. If we determine that we are willing to pursue your claim, it is only because we believe that you suffered a serious injury due to the fault of another party or entity. We will aggressively and professionally pursue your claim to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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False Arrests

Under the laws of the State of New York, a Police Officer must have probable cause to arrest and detain an individual. If there is a lack of probable cause, the arrest and detention may very well be unlawful.

If you have been the victim of the following, you should speak to one of our false arrest attorneys about your legal rights and the possible compensation that you may be entitled to:

Our office has successfully handled dozens of New York False Arrest cases.

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Police Brutality

Those in positions of authority, such as police officers, are required to protect and defend citizens against potential harm, including arresting and prosecuting criminals and dangerous individuals. But sometimes a law enforcement officer can take it upon his or herself either individually or in a group to punish or subjugate an individual by using excessive force. This type of treatment is called police brutality.

Police brutality may include:

If you or your loved one has been the victim of police brutality, please call us now at
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Wrongful Death

When someone dies through the negligent act of another, a wrongful death claim can result. In a wrongful death case, the personal representative of the estate of a deceased person is authorized to file a lawsuit against those responsible for the person's death. A wrongful death case can arise from any type of personal injury case including medical malpractice , automobile accidents , construction accidents , airplane accidents and all other torts.

The death of a loved one is a profound and horrible event. Our firm specializes in dealing with families that have experienced such tragedy and we have developed a unique ability to help those affected by the death. We realize how important it is to provide our clients assistance with basic legal issues that arise after a death and how important it is that the wrongful death action be tenaciously prosecuted so that a full financial recovery can be obtained. The law in a wrongful death case in New York is multifaceted and our attorneys have both the experience and expertise to build a solid case against all negligent parties.

If you lost a loved one as a result of an accident, medical malpractice or defective product, please call us at 1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at .


Medical Malpractice

When a licensed healthcare professional acts negligently, causing injury or death to a patient, that patient or their loved ones may be entitled to collect damages. Our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced professionals in seeking due compensation for such occurrences.

When a medical provider fails to follow procedure or performs an operation they should not have, this could be a case of medical malpractice.

If you or a loved one was injured as a result of medical malpractice or you simply have a question that has not yet been answered, please call us at 1-800-THE-BRONX or email us at .


Construction Accidents

If you or someone you know is injured in a construction accident in New York State, it is vitally important to understand the seriousness of the case and to seek legal help from a trusted and successful New York construction accident lawyer.

While most construction workers who suffer an accident are eligible for Workers' Compensation, unfortunately, it rarely provides enough money for all the damages sustained, including pain, suffering, lost wages, and lost job opportunities. Many workers do not realize that there are specific time limits on how long a worker is eligible to collect benefits nor do they know that depending on the events leading up to the accident, the company may be liable for damages.

We can help you settle your construction accident claim. We have construction accident lawyers who have the legal knowledge, expertise and experience to help you pursue and win the compensation you need and deserve.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a construction accident, please call us at
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