Compensation For Slip-And-Fall Injuries
Fall-related injuries are the top cause of hospitalization for children under 14 in the state of New York, as well as for adults ages 25 and up. The New York State Department of Health reports that falls are the leading cause of death due to unintentional injury for those 45 years old and older.
The personal injury attorneys at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, have the financial resources and experience to put to work on your case. Our ability to prove liability in slip-and-fall cases has resulted in numerous successful settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Property Owners Should Keep You Safe
State law requires property owners to maintain their premises or buildings to reasonable standards. Renters of property are also obliged to ensure the areas under their control are reasonably safe and free of hazards. A failure to perform basic property maintenance can result in a slip-and-fall accident and give rise to legal liability.
A fall could be caused by:
- Ice or snow on roads that is not removed in a reasonable time
- Damaged stair treads, uneven treads or broken railings
- Slippery floors
- Overcrowded or blocked walkways and aisles
- Cracked sidewalks or floor tiles
- Sudden changes in floor surface
- Changes in floor elevation that are difficult to see or are unmarked
Deaths due to slip-and-falls have increased in recent years. Even nonfatal falls can result in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and other head wounds, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures and dislocations.
Pursuing A Slip-And-Fall Lawsuit In New York
Property owners may not be responsible for every slip, but if a property owner or renter fails in meeting the obligation to provide a safe space, that individual can be held liable for fall injuries.
After determining who is to blame in a slip-and-fall case, the first step to filing a lawsuit is to ensure that you can prove the property owner failed to live up to his obligation. You must then demonstrate that this failure was the direct cause of the fall.
With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, this process is much smoother, and you can focus on healing.
Talk To A Knowledgeable Attorney Today
If you have questions about your legal rights after a slip or fall, contact our firm to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. You can reach us by phone at our Westbury office at 800-469-7429 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.