Personal Injury Law (Accidents/Slip & Fall)/Slip and fall incident

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Question
Firstly,
Thank you for your time.

My question, I slipped on a city housing property ( ice )subsequently fracturting my foot and suffering a Wad 2 ankle sprain. I also during the fall received a scar on my forearm that is said to be permenant. I had the cast on for 12 weeks as it was not healing properly and sadly developed achilled tendonitis as well. My back when I fell was hurt and have had to get botox injections in my back to release the muscles. this will be done evey 3 months for the unforeseen future.

I have advised the city and they have an adjuster on my case but, nothing is happening. Its like im just being left to my own devices, is this norm and do I have a good case? P.S. I have had pictures taken within a day of the accident and every month as even after the incident they did not shovel. They said they had hired a 3rd party company who was responsible and thus they were suing this 3rd company for my injuries and there negligence.

Sincere thanks for any advise and as well, can you tell me if I have a case if you believe its substancial? Im 41 years old female, was heading to job interview when incident happened.

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Colleen,

I am sorry to hear about the troubles you are having receiving compensation for your skip and fall.  If I understand correctly, you live in Ontario and your question concerns a local housing authority. While I would like to help I practice law in New York and am not licensed nor knowledgeable enough to answer a question about Canadian law.

I recommend. That you seek the guidance of a local personal injury attorney.  

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Carol L. Schlitt

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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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