Trip and fall accidents can lead to serious, even catastrophic injuries. If a trip and fall is caused by the negligence of the property owner, you may have a claim for compensation. If you or a loved one were injured after a trip and fall accident, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation.
After a trip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Although they both fall under the category of premises liability, trip and fall claims may be less challenging to prove than slip and fall claims, as the causes tend to be more permanent in nature. For example, uneven slabs of concrete in a sidewalk that cause a person to trip and fall are certainly more permanent compared to a spill on the floor of a grocery store that causes a slip and fall accident.
Our premises liability attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP in New York City have a successful track record recovering settlements and awards for our clients. Schedule a consultation to find out if you have a case and what damages you may be eligible to claim.
The Health and Safety Authority has listed factors that contribute to trip and fall accidents on the same level in the workplace. These include:
Trip and fall accidents can cause very serious injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Trip and fall accidents can cause a range of injuries, including:
Under state law, the owner of a property generally has a duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. In some cases, this responsibility may be transferred to a tenant. The responsible party has an obligation to repair any tripping hazards within a reasonable amount of time. If hazardous conditions exist, a business must place clear warning signs in the area of the hazard. Property owners are generally responsible for maintaining public sidewalks adjacent to their property.
Unsafe conditions can result from lack of maintenance or lack of warning to visitors. Property owners who are negligent in their duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition may be held liable for trip and fall injuries that occur as a result.
Trip and fall accidents often require a skilled, experienced lawyer to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP in New York City have a 95% success rate for our clients, with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide valuable legal counsel. Contact us today for a free consultation and explore your options for recovery.