Where Most Slip and Fall Accidents Happen in Brooklyn

Slip and fall accidents are common occurrences in Brooklyn, injuring many people yearly, resulting in missed work, extended medical care, and financial difficulties. The positive aspect is that most slip and fall accidents are avoidable. Preventing these accidents requires awareness of the factors leading to slip and fall accidents before an injury occurs.

When you are injured, pursuing a slip and fall accident case hinges on proof of negligence. Tucker Lawyers PC are trusted Brooklyn slip and fall accident attorneys that understand the challenges of proving negligence and supporting your claim so you receive compensation for your injuries. Your health and recovery depend on a team that does not back down from legal challenges.

Why Choose Us

Slip and fall accidents require a team of dedicated attorneys willing to dig deep to prove your claim. Tucker Lawyers PC has faithfully worked for their clients for over 30 years. Here are a few of the reasons why clients choose us and why we are proven to be the best choice for attorneys in legal action:

  • We never let our clients down. They will find constant support and representation throughout the legal process.
  • We act as a spokesperson for our clients so they are never required to deal with insurance brokers and other attorneys involved in a case. The pressure is off of clients and on us to get the job done.
  • We take documentation and time restrictions seriously, supporting damages with proof and always meeting deadlines.
  • Clients benefit from our experience and achievements. We demand the fair compensation everyone deserves for their injuries.

Where Slip and Fall Accidents Occur in Brooklyn

Slip and falls happen so quickly we’re often stunned to find ourselves on the ground. The best-case scenario is that you suffer only embarrassment and continue on your way. But slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of unintended deaths each year, with close to seven million individuals being treated in emergency facilities.

These are some of the most common places these accidents occur:


Sidewalks should provide a safe path for people to travel to a destination. But sidewalk slip and fall accidents are common in Brooklyn. To file a claim, the injured party must determine who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk and whether they were negligent in their maintenance responsibilities.

The answers to these questions are not always obvious, and it often takes in-depth research to determine who is accountable for your injuries. Here are a few of the parties that may be accountable:

  • Public entities, such as government establishments
  • Commercial property owners
  • Private property owners or homeowners
  • Third-party maintenance companies
  • Adjacent businesses.


The perfect environment exists for slip and fall accidents in restaurants. Drinks are hurriedly delivered to patrons; food and cleaning liquids continuously end up on the floor in dining environments, creating the perfect storm for dangerous slip and fall accidents in Brooklyn.

Crowded areas filled with tables and chairs and worn carpeting can also contribute to injury risks.

Retail Stores and Shopping Centers

Retail establishments aim to present their customers with a sleek appearance using highly polished floors that produce extreme slip and fall potential. Items that have fallen from shelves, improperly stocked inventory, or blocked walkways pose a challenge.

Grocery Stores

Liquid from a broken container that has spilled into the aisle can create a nightmare for store owners and shoppers. It’s not only store patrons who are injured in slip and fall accidents — employees are also tremendously impacted by these events.

Employers should provide training and a safe environment for workers. A Brooklyn slip and fall attorney can effectively help you address issues of work safety.

Construction Sites

Active construction sites produce hazards for workers and those passing by. Improperly securing a work area can lead to debris littering sidewalks and pathways. Workers are most susceptible to slip and fall accidents on construction job sites because of the nature of the work near loose boards, long lines of electrical cord and wire, unsafe scaffolding, wet floors, improper personal safety equipment, and unmarked hazards. Construction site injuries can cause permanent disability, even becoming deadly. 

Determining Negligence in Slip in Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are premises liability claims. Four elements must be proven once you determine who is responsible for a Brooklyn slip and fall accident.

  • Duty of Care: The owner or manager owes you a duty of care to maintain a property and provide reasonably safe conditions, and to correct these issues for the safety of guests, customers, clients, patients, or employees.
  • Breach of Duty: The responsible party failed to meet the acceptable standards by failing to correct the known problem. This negligence breached the duty of care that is required.
  • Causation: An injury occurred because of negligent actions.
  • Damages: A victim’s injuries are the direct result of the responsible party’s actions.

How We Can Help

Documentation is critical for any accident. Slip and fall accidents should be documented immediately to preserve any evidence. Tucker Law PC can help you establish the essential elements of your claim by:

  • Thoroughly examining a claim to determine who is at fault and what the appropriate compensation is by assessing the damages
  • Documenting evidence through medical reports, photos, videos, first responder statements, and witness statements
  • Acting as a liaison between insurance companies and defense attorneys and negotiating when possible for your maximum compensation
  • Going to court when other avenues fail and providing unshakable support by using expert witnesses to corroborate the claims.

The combined expertise of our legal team ensures that your injuries are represented by quality, knowledgeable legal representation. We care about our clients and their ability to get back to life. The compensation we can help you claim includes:

  • Compensation for medical bills and any future medical treatment
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Lost income if you are unable to work
  • Coverage for medical devices such as a wheelchair
  • Medication
  • The cost of hiring help to complete daily tasks
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

Trusted Representation in Brooklyn Slip and Fall Accidents

Suddenly finding yourself or someone you care about injured in a slip and fall accident can bring feelings of helplessness and overwhelm you. Time can pass quickly, and often claims are made too late and then refused by the courts because of missed deadlines. Call (516) 399-2364 today and let Tucker Lawyers PC step in to care for your legal needs in a Brooklyn slip and fall accident.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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