Our Jones Beach Trip and Fall Lawyers File Claims On Behalf of Injured Victims
Did you trip and fall on the boardwalk at Jones Beach? Did you get injured slipping on ices at the beach concession stand or on a wet bathroom floor? If you were injured in a slip, trip, and fall accident at Jones Beach, our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP can help you collect the compensation you deserve.
When someone is injured on someone else’s property, the property owner be liable to pay damages to the injured victim. In these “premises liability” claims, establishing liability rests on whether or not the property owner or another entity with a legal obligation was negligent and did not keep the property reasonably safe for expected visitors.
If someone was negligent and caused you to suffer injuries in a trip and fall accident at Jones Beach, we want to ensure that you collect compensation for your injuries from the responsible party.
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, we know how important a day at the beach is to you and your family. It has been a long year for many of us, and we have looked forward to getting back to activities we love and feeling safe while we do. A stroll on the boardwalk, lunch at a seaside restaurant, or a day playing in the surf should not end with injuries. Unfortunately, sometimes it does.
When someone’s negligence causes those injuries, it means they might have been avoidable. The party responsible for causing your slip and fall injuries should be held accountable. Call our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP if you or someone you love was injured in a trip and fall accident at Jones Beach. We have been representing personal injury victims for decades and know you need a strong advocate to ensure you collect the damages you deserve. Let us help you collect the maximum damages allowed by law.
How Do People Get Injured in Trip and Fall Accidents at Jones Beach?
Premises liability claims arise when injuries occur on someone else’s property because of negligence.
This generally means that the property owner or other entity in control of the property failed to keep the property reasonably safe from dangerous conditions, fix known hazards or warn visitors of dangers. When negligence results in an accident that causes injuries, such as a trip and fall or slip and fall accident, the negligent party might have to pay compensation to the victim.
Slip, trip, and fall accidents can occur anywhere there are people; on sidewalks, in parking lots, at the park, in stores, office buildings, apartments, and private homes. How do these accidents occur at Jones Beach? Consider the following:
- Tripping over loose, broken, or uneven boards on the boardwalk
- Tripping over debris on the boardwalk, sand, or floor
- Slipping on wet floors in the concession area or bathroom
- Falling because of broken handrails
- Tripping on broken steps
- Falling because of broken pavement in a parking lot or walkway
The victim of an accident like the one mentioned above might have a premises liability claim if there was negligence. Proving negligence usually means showing that someone failed to act reasonably to keep the premises safe or warn visitors of dangers. Negligence can occur when you get injured because of a dangerous condition the property owner knew about or should have known about. Negligence in the above situations might involve:
- Violating safety regulations or building codes
- Failing to clean up a spill in a reasonable amount of time
- Failing to put a wet floor sign out to warn people to exercise extra caution
- Failing to place cones out to warn people to avoid an area
- Fixing hazards in a negligent manner
- Failing to have practices, policies, and procedures in place to ensure proper maintenance of the property
- An employee failing to do their job properly
- Ignoring complaints about a hazardous condition
- Failing to provide adequate security
- Failing to ensure the lighting is sufficient
Who Might Be Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents At Jones Beach?
Jones Beach has several different venues on its property. There are restaurants, beaches, boardwalks, concession stands, stores, an amphitheater, a lighthouse, boat docks, and more.
Jones Beach, including the arena, a café, and mini-golf course, is owned by New York State.
But, there are establishments owned by corporations/private businesses as well. For example, a restaurant and an adventure park are located at Jones Beach but not owned by the state.
Determining who might be responsible for your accident is critical to the success of your claim. Why? Because pursuing a claim against the state is different than pursuing a claim against a private entity or business. The time limits, procedures, and rules differ when you file a lawsuit against a municipality or government entity rather than a non-government party. At Alonso Krangle, LLP, we have significant experience pursuing legal remedies against municipalities on behalf of victims injures in trip and fall accidents on public property. We can ensure your documents are filed in a timely and proper manner, so you don’t forfeit any legal rights.
Our lawyers can also ensure that we pinpoint the negligent party if you slip and fall on one of the privately-owned properties at Jones Beach. We can investigate your claim, determine who owed you an obligation of safety and who you might be liable to pay compensation for your injuries. In addition to seeking damages from the state, you might be able to seek compensation from a business owner, construction company, maintenance company, vendor, employer, or individual.
What Types Of Injuries Occur In Jones Beach Trip And Fall Accidents?
As with all accidents, slip and fall injuries can vary from moderate to severe. Some trip and fall accidents can even result in fatal injuries.
What are some of the most common injuries we see that result from trip and fall accidents at Jones Beach?
Concussions: Falling and hitting your head often results in a concussion which requires medical attention no matter how minor it might seem at first. On its own, a concussion can cause dizziness, nausea, confusion, memory loss, and other temporary ailments. Occasionally a concussion can cause permanent chronic injuries like headaches.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Other TBIs can include brain hemorrhage, brain hematomas, swelling, and more. These TBIs can cause permanent cognitive impairment, memory impairment, behavioral changes, and more serious “brain damage.”
Broken Bones: Broken bones and fractured bones are probably the most common injuries that result from trip and fall accidents. Older people often fracture or break a hip when they fall at Jones Beach or elsewhere. People often break their wrists trying to stop their fall. It is not uncommon to break or sprain ankles and wrists, which are often worse than clean breaks. Twisted or torn ligaments are difficult to recover from and can cause chronic pain and discomfort long after the injuries appear to be “healed.”
Spinal, Back, and Neck Injuries: Herniated, slipped, and ruptured discs, whiplash, pinched nerves, broken vertebrae, and more can occur after a trip and fall accident. These injuries often result in chronic pain, mobility issues and can even cause paralysis.
All of these injuries might require surgery, physical therapy, nursing care, medications, and more.
The costs of recovering from a slip and fall injury at Jones Beach can be astronomical. Shouldn’t someone pay for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering if they caused your accident? We think so. Let us help you collect the maximum compensation allowed by law when someone’s negligence causes you to suffer injuries.
What Should You Do After You Slip And Fall Or Trip And Fall At Jones Beach?
The first thing you should do is ask for medical attention. You want to make sure that, if necessary, you tend to any injuries you have right away.
The next thing you should do is report your accident and injuries to someone with authority – either a manager, park ranger, security guard, police officer, or another person who has the ability to take down a report, make a copy of it, and give it to you.
Before you leave the scene, try to collect names, numbers, and other contact information of any witnesses who were present and saw your accident or can attest to the conditions that may have contributed to your accident. You should also try to take as many pictures as possible of the hazard and the surrounding areas, so you have a record of the conditions that led you to trip and fall.
If possible, write down in your own words exactly what happened, including what you were feeling, what you were doing, and how the accident occurred. All of this information can help should you decide to file a premises liability claim against the negligent party.
You should also call our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP. Until we hear the facts of your case and identify the negligent party, we can’t know how much time you have to file your claim. We want to ensure that you preserve all of your legal options, and the best way to do that is by contacting us as soon as possible after your accident. We want to begin investigating your claim right away so we can determine who was negligent and get started securing the compensation you deserve.
Call Our Jones Beach Slip And Fall Lawyers At Alonso Krangle To File Your Premises Liability Claim
If you are the victim of a trip and fall accident on the Jones Beach boardwalk or elsewhere at Jones Beach, call our lawyers today to find out how we can help you collect the compensation you deserve.
We want to ensure that you receive a fair and just amount of compensation that adequately reflects the nature of your injuries, pain, and suffering. Let us focus on recovering your financial compensation, whether it’s through a pre-litigation settlement or in court, so you can focus on recovering from your physical and emotional injuries.
Call our Jones Beach accident lawyers today at 800-403-6191 for a free evaluation of your trip and fall claim.