Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents NEW YORK LAWYER-SLIP TRIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
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 Accident 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.
Too 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.
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.