Queens Slip And Fall Lawyer

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Alex Nocerino
Alex Nocerino, managing partner and personal injury lawyer at Chopra & Nocerino, LLP in Garden City, NY

Alex Nocerino is a founding partner at our firm and a successful trial lawyer with roots in New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. He has helped injured individuals win hundreds of millions in compensation from large corporations, government entities, and wealthy landlords. 

With 18 years of experience, he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2019 and has a five-star Avvo rating. He is a true New Yorker and a successful trial lawyer who is unafraid to go up against even the powerful and combative defendants.

Content Last Updated:   May 29, 2024

Property owners, business owners, and others who control property have a legal duty to protect lawful visitors against hazards that create a foreseeable risk of harm. When you get hurt on someone else’s premises due to their negligence, you may find yourself up against a team of insurance adjusters and attorneys who will do everything they can to avoid compensating you fairly for your injuries.

At Chopra and Nocerino, our Queens slip and fall lawyers are committed to helping injured New Yorkers get the compensation they deserve. We will cut out the chatter. No nonsense, no politics, just straight war. Over the years, this approach has served our clients well. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf.

Let us put our decades of experience to work for you. Reach out online or call (855) NYC-HURT to schedule your free consultation.

Why Let Chopra & Nocerino Handle Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

Our slip and fall attorneys have extensive experience helping accident victims collect compensation for their injuries. Most people can’t afford high medical bills and missed time at work due to injuries. Our firm is made up of real New Yorkers, and we know how to protect our clients when at-fault defendants try to take advantage of them. Our clients are family, and you don’t mess with family.

We have decades of combined experience helping injured New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs. We give every case the individualized attention and unwavering commitment it deserves. We negotiate aggressively to secure fair settlements for our clients but are always ready to litigate in court if necessary. Our mission is to create a new perception of legal dominance.

Award-Winning Representation

Thanks to their dedication to the law and our clients, our Queens personal injury lawyers have been recognized by numerous respected legal organizations and publications:

  • Top 100 Lawyers, 2021 Attorney of the Year
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Super Lawyers 2020-present
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017-2019
  • Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers

What Our Clients Say

Satisfied clients are more important to us than personal achievement. We are honored when our clients take the time to leave reviews praising our work on their behalf.

“Such a seamless experience. Went above and beyond. Each and every time I was there, everyone was so welcoming. Whenever I had any additional questions, I would call them, and they would get back to me ASAP. They explained everything to me on top of offering me to come in person and talk with them. It was never any inconvenience they were more than happy to help put my mind at ease as these are stressful events to deal with. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars! Hands down—the best and wouldn’t go to anyone else.”

– Christie Conway, Google

“Extremely happy with Chopra & Nocerino! Throughout my whole case, they kept me updated and handled all of my concerns promptly and thoroughly. Having them handle my case was the best decision, and I’m beyond happy at the outcome of my settlement. Highly recommend.”

– Breanna Long, Google

“Chopra & Nocerino is the firm you WANT handling your personal injury case. Not only are these attorneys determined to fight until the bitter end to ensure you see the results you deserve . . . they actually care about their clients! Both the firm owners and their staff make it a point to check in on their clientele and keep them informed every step of the way. Of course, the results also speak for themselves. Be smart when choosing the right attorney for your case; call this firm!”

– Matt Levin, Google

Meet Our Queens Injury Attorneys

When you partner with our attorneys, you get advocates who never give up in the pursuit of the compensation you deserve. They have an in-depth knowledge of New York law and are skilled negotiators and courtroom warriors.

  • Sameer Chopra is one of our managing partners and a distinguished New York accident and injury attorney. He has been practicing law since 2007. He has helped thousands of accident victims across the five boroughs.
  • Alex Nocerino is our other managing partner and co-founder. He has dedicated his career to fiercely and passionately fighting for injury victims across New York in personal injury cases.
  • Michael Ma is an associate attorney focused on complex civil and plaintiff litigation. He has spent more than a decade representing people injured through little to no fault of their own.
  • Pavlo Pavlatos is an associate attorney who focuses on plaintiff personal injury claims. He spent part of his career defending insurance companies and their clients. This insider perspective gives him a strong advantage when representing plaintiffs.
  • Todd Arbesfeld is an associate attorney who managed his own law firm for 15 years. After realizing we were a perfect fit, he joined us as a plaintiff personal injury lawyer.
  • Christine Duchatellier is an associate attorney and a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook. She focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and has experience representing injured clients across New York.

Queens Neighborhoods We Serve

We proudly serve all neighborhoods in Queens, including:

  • Corona
  • Jackson Heights
  • Elmhurst
  • Rego Park
  • Ridgewood
  • Woodhaven
  • Pomonk

What Our Queens Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers Can Do for You

There are several challenges in slip and fall claims. You must prove that the person in control of the property failed to act reasonably in maintaining it. There are several things our attorneys will do to prove your case and argue for damages, including:

  • Identifying who was responsible for maintaining the property.
  • Showing a foreseeable hazard on the property.
  • Demonstrating the property owner did not warn you of the hazard.
  • Showing the property owner should have reasonably known of dangers but didn’t fix them.
  • Proving the slip and fall caused your injuries and damages.

Other factors may also come into play, such as whether the property owner could reasonably expect you to be on the premises. It is difficult, though not impossible, for a trespasser to win compensation in a slip and fall claim.

You can expect the other party to try and downplay your injuries and claim you should have reasonably foreseen and avoided the hazard. They will quickly learn why you partnered with us. Our slip and fall attorneys take it personally when others try to take advantage of our clients. That’s when we go straight for the legal knockout.

“I was extremely satisfied with the amount of the settlement that Chopra & Nocerino was able to obtain in my case. The firm doggedly pursued the insurance companies to bring about such a munificent settlement. Moreover, the firm always conducted itself in a highly professional manner. I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of a personal injury law firm.”

– Donald Levin, Google

What Compensation Is Available Through a Queens Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

You can ask for compensation for your economic and non-economic damages when you get hurt in a slip and fall on a negligent party’s property. Compensable damages may include:

  • Current and future medical costs
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Cost of home nursing or other care
  • Expenses related to modifying your vehicle or home to accommodate your injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Funeral and burial costs in a slip and fall wrongful death claim

In some cases, you can also pursue punitive damages. These damages are reserved for cases where the defendant acted maliciously or with reckless and wanton disregard. For example, you may be able to pursue punitive damages against an apartment building owner with a history of ignored complaints and injured tenants.

Chopra & Nocerino's Track Record of Success

Through our hard work and dedication, we’ve been very successful in securing compensation for our deserving clients. Some of our notable case results include a:

For the estate of someone who had slipped and fell in a supermarket, requiring spinal surgery.

For the estate of someone who had slipped and fell in a supermarket, requiring spinal surgery.

After our client was injured at a private residence due to a lack of signage warning of a recently mopped floor.

After our client was injured at a private residence due to a lack of signage warning of a recently mopped floor.

Who Are the Liable Parties in Slip and Fall Accidents in Queens?

People who own or control property are legally responsible for keeping it safe for lawful visitors. Liable parties in slip and fall cases often include:

  • Property owners
  • Business owners
  • Homeowners
  • Management companies
  • Cleaning companies

Your attorney must counter arguments that you were partly or wholly liable for your injuries. New York follows a pure comparative negligence standard in personal injury cases. This means you can still collect if you were partially responsible for your slip and fall, but the percentage of your liability reduces your compensation.

Our slip and fall attorneys will review your case, determine who is liable for your injuries, and fight for full and fair compensation. If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we are ready to go to bat for you at trial.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit in Queens?

The New York personal injury statute of limitations normally gives three years from the date of injury to file a slip and fall lawsuit. However, if your loved one died in the accident, you have only two years from the date of death to file your claim. Further, if your slip and fall happened on government property, you must give a Notice of Claim within 90 days of your accident.

These timelines are strictly enforced. A judge will likely throw out your case if you do not file before the correct deadline. Avoid this by reaching out to our Queens slip and fall lawyers as soon as possible after an accident.

What Is the Average Payout for Slip and Fall in Queens?

Calculating an average payout for slip and fall accidents is difficult, as many unique case factors come into play. Things that can affect your compensation package include the extent of your injuries and resulting medical bills, time lost from work, and the emotional distress you experience. Liability is also a factor, as any payout you receive is reduced by the amount of blame you hold for your injuries, if any. That said, as our case results show, some cases can result in compensation ranging in the multiple millions of dollars.

Our premises liability lawyers have extensive experience evaluating slip and fall accidents and calculating potential compensation. When necessary, we can call on a network of trusted experts to help bolster your case. Our attorneys will fight for every penny to compensate you for your injuries and put you in a financial position to deal with the long-term effects of your accident.

Our Queens Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers Can Help

If you got hurt on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you deserve compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Our Queens slip and fall attorneys are ready to fight for you.

Reach our online or call (855) NYC-HURT to schedule your free consultation. Our office is conveniently located in Garden City. Para servir mejor a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad, ofrecemos servicios en español.

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