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Yonkers Slip, Trip & Fall Lawyers

Yonkers Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Falls, either as a result of tripping, slipping or other reasons, are some of the most common types of accidents causing injuries. If you are injured on a sidewalk, street, school – or other city-owned premises owned or maintained by a municipality, (city, village or town) special guidelines apply. When making a claim against a municipality it is generally required to give written notice of the claim within ninety (90) days after the accident. 

This notice of claim process has very specific requirements including the date and time of the accident, the manner in which it occurred, the exact location and the nature of the injuries sustained. Additionally, sometimes the condition which caused the accident is changed or fixed soon after the accident takes place. As such, we will immediately go to the scene of the accident in Yonkers, take photos and gather any evidence needed to pursue the claim.

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Common causes of slip/trip and fall accidents in Yonkers include:

  • Broken, cracked or an uneven sidewalk
  • Broken, cracked or uneven tiles in a building or store
  • Carpets/mats not flush to the ground or not properly secured
  • Water or other liquid substances creating a slippery floor
  • Merchandise on the floor of a store or sticking out of a shelf causing a tripping hazard
  • Leaking pipes, ceilings or radiators creating a slippery condition
  • Missing lighting or broken light fixtures in a stairway or hallway
  • Failing to put up signs to warn people of slippery or broken floors

Call us immediately so that the proper claim can be filed in time.

What To Do If You Have a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident

There are many different roles an attorney can play in the management of a successful personal injury claim, but it is up to you to retain a lawyer sooner rather than later. Kerner Law Group, P.C. is here for you when it seems impossible to figure out how to move forward after your accident.
Questions About Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
What are some locations where trip/slip and falls occur?

Slip, Trip and Fall accidents typically occur when unsafe conditions cause a person to slip or trip and fall. Falls can occur indoors or outdoors, and they can happen anywhere. Department stores, banks, hotels, theaters, buildings, stairs, grocery stores, train stations and sidewalks are among the numerous places slip, trip and fall accidents can occur.

What do you need to prove legally to win a trip/slip and fall action?

In order to win a Slip, Trip & Fall case, an injured person must prove that the building owner or its agents were negligent and that they failed to do something they should have done, or, did something that they should not have done and this negligence was a substantial factor in causing that person’s injuries. Often people will tell us that they slipped on a wet condition in a building. The law requires that we prove notice of a dangerous condition or show that the condition existed for such a long time that the building super, store owner or management should have known about it and made the area safe.

In many cases the property owner can be held responsible for negligence if he or she failed to maintain the property in a safe condition. Many Slip, Trip and Fall accidents happen on property owned by a city, company or individual.

These entities have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe. Dangerous conditions that can cause someone to slip, trip and fall include broken or uneven flooring; slipping on wet floors; poorly lit areas; broken, loose or missing handrails and snow and ice. Seen or unseen dangers such as disrepair, poor maintenance, debris or potholes can cause a Slip, Trip and Fall injury.

Are my hospital or medical bills covered by the building’s insurance company?

If you are injured in a building or store there are certain circumstances where the insurance company for the building or store can cover your medical expenses. However, in most cases the insurance company will want you to waive your claim to a personal injury lawsuit.

What should I do if I tripped on something broken or slipped on a wet surface?

Slip, Trip & Fall accidents can be very difficult to prove, and property owners will do anything to avoid responsibility for the harm that has come to you. Since many of the conditions that lead to slip, trip and fall injuries can be quickly repaired or cleaned up after an accident it is important to immediately take photographs of the accident location. Many people have cell phones with a camera. This can be used immediately at the time of the accident if you are able to do so.

Also, if you are in a store or other commercial locations, you should request that you speak with the manager of the store and have them complete an accident/incident report. Make sure you ask for a copy of the report.

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Why Choose Our Law Firm

Kerner Law Group, P.C. has a track record of representing clients who have been hurt due to negligence or preventable accidents. Having a comprehensive investigation of the accident scene immediately after it happens is crucial for identifying a long-term strategy for protecting you. Our  law firm can help you with many different aspects of your claim including:

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  • Reviewing your paperwork.
  • Filing the initial legal claim against the insurance company.
  • Helping you if you have been denied.
  • Assisting you with recovering full and fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Hiring an attorney you trust with your case is about more than just finding a lawyer with experience. For aggressive and caring representation, put Kerner Law Group, P.C. on your side today!

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About Yonkers

About Things To Do in Yonkers

About Yonkers New York

Yonkers is located in Westchester County, New York. 

  • Population (approx.): 201,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.9312°N, 73.8987°W
  • Postcodes: 10702, 10701, 10705, 10703, 10704

Things to Do and See In Yonkers

  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center (Yonkers, New York) (near South Broadway and Guion Street): One of the largest medical facilities in Westchester County. 
  • Getty Square (near N Broadway and Main Street): Getty Square is the civic center, central business district, and transit hub of the City of Yonkers. 
  • Yonkers (Metro-North station) (near Buena Vista Avenue and Nepperhan Street): A Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak station that serves the downtown Getty Square area of Yonkers.
  • Yonkers Public Library (near Dock Street and Atherton Street): The Yonkers Public Library consists of three branch libraries. 
  • Ludlow (Metro-North station) (near Fernbrook Street and Pier Street): Serves the residents of the Ludlow Park neighborhood of Yonkers, via the Hudson Line. 
  • Oakland Cemetery (Yonkers, New York) (near Ashburton Avenue and Mulberry Street): Established in around 1783 and was originally used to bury soldiers from the Revolutionary War operating under the name of St. John’s Burial Grounds.
  • Tibbetts Brook Park (near Midland Avenue and Teresa Avenue): One of the first developed parks in Westchester County and currently serves residents with activities that include swimming, hiking, sports, nature watching and fishing.
  • Sacred Heart High School (Yonkers, New York) (near Voss Avenue and Frederick Street): A co-educational private, Roman Catholic high school in Yonkers and is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It is the only Catholic high school in Yonkers and was founded in 1923. 
  • Hudson River Museum (near Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway and Shonnard Terrace): The largest museum in Westchester County, founded in 1919.
  • St. Margaret of Cortona’s Church (Bronx, New York) (near West 260th Street and Riverdale Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Airports Rail and Roads in Yonkers


  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Teterboro Airport

Rail Stations

  • Jamaica Station (AirTrain) which is on 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, New York.
  • Federal Circle Station 
  • Tonnelle Avenue Station which is on 51st Street, North Bergen.
  • Bergenline Avenue Station 
  • Port Imperial Ferry
  • Lincoln Harbor Station
  • Ninth Street/Congress Street Station 
  • 2nd Street Light Rail Station
  • Hoboken
  • Newport 
  • Yonkers station
  • Ludlow station (Metro-North)
  • Glenwood station (Metro-North)


  • Park Avenue
  • New York State Route 100
  • Palisade Avenue (Hudson Palisades)
  • Central Avenue (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • New York State Thruway
  • Interstate 87 (New York)
  • Third Avenue
  • Cross County Parkway
  • U.S. Route 9 in New York
  • New York State Route 9A
  • Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)
  • New York State Route 164 (1940–1960s)
  • Bronx River Parkway
  • Sprain Brook Parkway
Zoos and Parks in Yonkers


  • Condor Hotel – Williamsburg, Brooklyn which is on 56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • Central Park which is on New York.
  • New York Botanical Garden which is on 2900 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx.
  • Washington Square Park which is on New York.
  • Battery Park which is on New York.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park which is on 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park which is on Queens.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue, New York.
  • Van Cortlandt Park which is on Broadway and, Van Cortlandt Park South, The Bronx.
  • Riverbank State Park which is on 679 Riverside Drive, New York.


  • Queens Zoo which is on 53-51 111th Street, Corona.
  • Green Meadows Farm New York which is on 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks.
  • Bergen County Zoo which is on 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus.
  • Bronx zoo Bronx river Parking which is on Bronx River Pkwy, Boston Road, The Bronx.
  • Tiger Mountain, Bronx Zoo which is on 2300 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx.
  • Dawn Animal Agency which is on 142 East 37th Street 2nd floor, New York.
Nearby Towns to Yonkers

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Riverdale is 2 miles to the south.
  • Cresskill is 3 miles to the west.
  • Wakefield is 3 miles to the south-east.
  • Tenafly is 3 miles to the west.
  • Mount Vernon is 3 miles to the east.
  • Bronxville is 3 miles to the east.
  • Spuyten Duyvil is 3 miles to the south.
  • Demarest is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Tuckahoe is 3 miles to the east.
  • Englewood Cliffs is 4 miles to the south-west.
  • Closter is 4 miles to the north-west.
  • Hastings-on-Hudson is 4 miles to the north.
  • Englewood is 4 miles to the south-west.
  • Inwood is 4 miles to the south.
  • University Heights is 4 miles to the south.
  • Fordham is 4 miles to the south.
  • Pelham is 5 miles to the east.
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