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Slip & Falls

Slip and Fall Accidents and Injuries on Premises

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If you have suffered a fractured arm, broken hip, head injury, physical disfigurement or harm, back or neck injury, or any other injury as a result of a slip and fall accident in New York, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.

Premises Liability is the liability for a landowner for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises. Premises Liability cases are also known as “slip and fall” cases. Every year, thousands of people in the United States suffer serious injuries due to a “slip and fall accident” or a “trip and fall accident.” Landowners are responsible for managing safe conditions on the property they own. These types of accidents can occur inside or outside, at a residence, place of public gathering or a place of business.

Causes of Injuries in Premises Liability

Dangerous conditions on a property can cause injuries due to cracked or even stairways/sidewalks, wet floors, an object on the floor, and snow or ice accumulation.

Slip and fall cases generally occur when a business or store has spilled something on the floor, an area was wet on the premises because it was recently mopped, ice and snow were not properly or timely removed, a carpet or rug is not secure, wires or cables are exposed on the premises, or holes or bumps in the floor are not clearly marked at the store or business. Any of these situations can cause an individual on the premises to fall, lose their traction, stumble, trip or slip as a result of the defect or hazard.

Here are some of the most common locations that slip and fall cases occur everyday:

  • A friend’s home
  • A place of business
  • Stores of any kind
  • Department stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Malls
  • Apartment building
  • Private property
  • Restaurants
  • Retail establishments
  • Shopping center
  • Shopping plazas
  • Sidewalks
  • Warehouses