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If you sustained a personal injury because you slipped or tripped and fell, your accident may have been caused by the negligence of someone else and you may be able to sue for compensation for your pain and suffering. Every year, thousands of People in the New York Metropolitan area are injured in trip and fall or slip and fall accidents. Our New York City Sidewalk Lawyers are thoroughly experienced in handling personal injury cases involving slip and fall cases, both in New York City and in Westchester. Most of us don’t think about it, but our ability to walk or stand depends on the amount of traction between our shoes and the walking surface. Many slip and trips fall accidents are caused because of snow, ice, slippery conditions, poor and unstable walking surfaces, cracked sidewalks or defective stairs. Property owners are often at fault for slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, which have caused accident victims serious personal injuries.
To often people just think that if they fell it was their fault, but our Westchester and New York City personal injury lawyers who handle slip, trip and fall cases, know that most of the time, there are contributing factors to a slip or trip and fall accident that caused the person to fall. Some of these contributing factors are snow and ice, which wasn't properly cleaned up, or a broken or defective sidewalk, a dangerous staircase or some other dangerous condition on a property that caused the fall. If you fell because the property was in a dangerous condition and the owner of the property was negligent in causing the defective condition, such as unworkmanlike construction or the owner was negligent in maintaining the property, then you may have a lawsuit.
One of the most frequent questions that our NYC sidewalk accident lawyers are asked is "Does the City own the Sidewalk" or "Who owns the sidewalk in New York City". In New York City, the responsibility to maintain the sidewalk doesn't always turn on who owns the sidewalk. Property owners in New York have a responsibility to exercise reasonable care and maintain their premises in a safe condition. They are required to remove any hazards or warn customers or other guests regarding known risks. If a property owner violates this duty, the individual or entity may be held financially responsible for any harm that results. Most commercial buildings in Manhattan have property lines that extend to the street, so the property owners are usually responsible for the sidewalk in front of their property. If you were injured on an area of the sidewalk, that is not in front of a building or store, then the City of New York is responsible.
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Our experienced New York personal injury lawyers know how to prove who was at fault for a dangerous condition that caused your slip, trip and fall accident. We work with engineers to prove dangerous stair cases and use the latest technology to prove dangerous sidewalk cases. Our attorneys also work with meteorologists to prove that ice and snow were there long enough to be cleaned up.
Our Westchester slip and fall accident lawyers have represented personal injury victims for over two decades from our White Plains office. Our New York City trip and fall injury lawyers represent people from all over Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn from our Midtown Manhattan office.
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DANGEROUS PROPERTY CASES
Our New York personal injury attorneys hold landlords who don't maintain their property accountable. If you paid your rent and got hurt because your slum lord didn't care enough to provide you with a safe place to live, call our Westchester and NYC tenant injury attorneys.
CAN I SUE FOR MY INJURIES
One of the most common questions our New York slip, trip an fall attorneys hear is "I got hurt and it was my Landlord's fault, can I sue". If you got hurt because your landlord created a dangerous condition or was careless or negligent, they can be sued for causing your personal injury.
If you were injured because of a dangerous condition on a property, the answer is probably. Tenants pay good money to live in their apartment and deserve to have a reasonably safe premises. When landlords ignore safety standards, fail to properly maintain their property or allow contractors to do unworkmanlike work, which causes a dangerous condition, the tenant has a right to seek compensation for their injury. New York law recognizes that careless landlords are responsible to compensate their tenants who sustain personal injuries because the property is dangerous.
WE HOLD LANDLORDS ACCOUNTABLE
Landlords have a responsibility to provide reasonably safe premises for their tenants and property guests. Unfortunately, property owners who seek to save money may allow a building to fall into a dangerous state of disrepair. For more than two decades, the New York City personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC have represented individuals who were injured by a hazardous condition where they live. Our experienced Westchester personal injury attorneys proudly helps tenants throughout New York take legal action as a result of a landlord’s failure to adhere to city or state laws. When a property owner takes inadequate care in maintaining or repairing a building, he or she can be sued and may be held financially responsible for any injury that results. In other words slum lords are responsible to compensate their tenants for personal injuries because they didn't maintain the building. In many cases, a landlord who seeks to cut costs allow dangerous conditions on their property and ignore codes that are intended to keep their tenants safe. Tenants may also be harmed by broken walkways, black ice, defective drainage which allows water to pool and freeze or they may permit trip hazards such as wires to run across a walkway and other dangerous property conditions.
OUR LAWYERS KNOW HOW TO PROVE THE CASE
Someone who was injured as a result of a property owner’s careless actions may be entitled to pursue compensation for his or her medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A tenant may also be eligible to recover for any personal property damage caused by the landlord’s negligence.
In order to succeed in this type of case, a victim must show that the landlord was negligent (careless) and that they created a dangerous condition or failed to fix it when they knew or should have known about it. In some cases, merely failing to comply with a legal safety requirement is enough to hold the landlord financially responsible for your injury.
For over two decades our New York personal injury lawyers have represented tenants to got hurt because of dangerous conditions on property.
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