Were you injured after slipping and falling in a public place, or while visiting someone else’s home or private property? What did you fall on? How long did the negligent condition exist for? What, if any action, did the owner take? Was the action taken the proper one? These are some of the issues involved in a slip and fall case.
Research shows that falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits and there are more than one million slip-and-fall ER visits every year. New York is no exception, as there are many slip-and-fall accidents each day in New York.
Types of Slip-and-Fall Accidents in New York
Falls occur indoors and out, and with weather variations in the area, conditions can be unpredictable. When property owners fail to maintain their property and treat it properly during inclement weather conditions, it’s easy for people to slip and fall on icy or snowy sidewalks and stairways.
Other types of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Stairway accidents
- Falls from a terrace or balcony
- Parking ramp falls
- Sidewalk falls
- Bathtub and shower falls
If you are injured by a slip-and-fall incident, indoors or outdoors, we can help you understand New York’s slip-and-fall laws. There are many things you need to consider when building a personal injury case related to slipping and falling, such as lighting, your physical condition pre-accident, notice, prior claims, etc.
Our goal at the Law Firm of Emdin & Russell is to help you build the strongest possible case. We have access to expert resources that will investigate your claim and prove you deserve appropriate compensation. We’ll collect photos of the accident scene and your injuries, speak to witnesses, secure copies of accident reports, and take statements from doctors about your injuries and your treatment. Remember, not all injuries are immediate and an experienced doctor can help you determine what long-term consequences your fall might cause.
Proving Liability in a Slip-and-Fall Accident
Property owners, whether it’s private, public, or commercial property, have a legal obligation to maintain safe conditions. Our goal is to prove there was negligence on the part of the property owner and help you receive compensation to help you pay for your injuries.
Every slip-and-fall injury is unique and the personal injury cases resulting from these accidents are also unique. You need an attorney on your side who understands New York premises liability laws who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
For more information or to speak to someone about your slip-and-fall case, contact the Law Firm of Emdin & Russell at (212) 683-3995.