Personal Injury Law (Accidents/Slip & Fall)/Slip/Fall/Fractured tailbone

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I slipped in the restroom of a bar and wound up fracturing my tailbone. Doc reccomended I sue the club/

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Justin,

I am sorry to hear about your injury and hope that you can make a fast and full recovery. I would like to offer my assistance, but I do not understand your question.

If you want to know if you can sue the bar, the answer is maybe and depends on several factors. I do need to tell you that I practice law in New York and am not an expert on the laws of Alabama. I have extensive experience with slip and fall cases and can share some general guidelines. To prove a case against the bar, you will need to demonstrate that their negligence caused your fall and that you suffered injuries because of their negligence. To prove that the bar was negligent, you will need to demonstrate that they either caused the conditions the led to your slip and fall or they were or should have been aware of those conditions and that they had sufficient time to clean up the situation, but failed to do so. You will then need to demonstrate that the injures you suffered (i.e., the fractured tailbone) resulted from this slip and fall.

If you do want to pursue the matter, I suggest that you obtain a local attorney with experience handling slip and fall cases.

I hope this information helps and that your recovery goes well.

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I am a New York personal injury attorney with over 20 years experience handling car accident and motor vehicle cases, slip and fill cases, medical malpractice, premises liability, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and personal injury cases. I have been named Municipal Attorney of the Year in New York City and had my cases listed among Top Ten Verdicts in New York. I publish the leading legal blog, New York Law Thoughts. I am active in the New York Trial Lawyers Association, and the Bar Associations of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Suffolk.

Experience

I am a New York personal injury attorney with over 20 years experience. I previously served as Associate Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department and was named New York Municipal Attorney of the Year. I served as Lead Trial Counsel for Manhattan Law firm of Acito and Klein. I have led my solo law practice for over ten years focused on personal injury and medical malpractice awards. My cases have been listed among the Top Trial Verdicts. I publish the leading legal blog, New York Law Thoughts. I am active in the New York Trial Lawyers Association and the Bar Associations of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Suffolk and I serve as a judge in the national collegiate moot court competition. I am admitted to practice in New York and the Federal District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts.

Organizations
• American Trial Lawyers Association • New York State Bar Association • New York State Trial Lawyers Association • Bronx Bar Association • Brooklyn Bar Association • Suffolk County Bar Association • Holy Cross Alumni Lawyer’s Guild • St. John's University Alumni Association • National Association for Female Executives

Publications
My writings have appeared in Newsday, The Long Islander, the Times of Huntington and the legal blog, New York Law Thoughts.

Education/Credentials
I received my undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from St. John’s University Law School. I have taken graduate courses at New York University.

Awards and Honors
• Named Municipal Attorney of the Year • Cases listed among the Top Ten Verdicts in New York State • My blog, New York Law Thoughts, has been listed as one of the leading U.S. Law Blogs

Past/Present Clients
I have had hundreds of clients over my 20 plus years as an attorney. All of my current clients are individuals living in the New York metropolitan area (Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester). I can provide references upon request.

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