Slip-and-fall accidents are quite common and can happen anywhere. They are usually caused by unsafe walking surfaces that are wet, uneven, or covered in ice and snow. Too often, slip-and-falls result in serious injuries that can leave individuals struggling with life-altering injuries or even disabled.
The New York slip and fall lawyers at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP act quickly to find who is at fault and make sure every step necessary is taken so that the responsible parties take care of compensating a victim for their injuries and other damages. If you have been injured from a fall, reach out to our team as soon as possible. We can examine the details and let you know about your legal options.
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If your slip-and-fall injury occurred on someone else’s property that was open to the public, there is a high chance that the property owner violated their expected duty of care and may owe you compensation. It is a property manager’s duty to warn guests of the hazards in the area and take precaution to mitigate risks wherever possible.
Many slip-and-fall accidents occur in:
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our New York slip-and-fall lawyers have successfully litigated numerous cases of this type and know where to start investigating in order to determine all of the parties liable for a victim’s injuries.
People do not always know how safe a surface is and often end up injured because of property owners breaching their duty of care. It is the responsibility of property owners to keep their property reasonably safe for:
In order to receive compensation for your injuries after a slip, trip, or fall, you will need to show that the property owner owed you a duty of care and that this duty of care was breached. You will also need to show that, as a result of the breach of the duty of care, you were injured and suffered measurable damages.
For example, a commercial property owner, such as a grocery store owner, owes the public a duty of care, meaning they are required to take reasonable steps to maintain the property and address, fix, or warn of any dangerous conditions that could pose a reasonable threat of harm to guests. If they fail to do this, and you are injured as a result, you can seek compensation from the store owner’s commercial property insurance company.
Slip and fall injuries can be painful and even catastrophic. If you were injured as a result of unsafe property conditions on someone else’s premises, whether on public or private property, reach out to our New York premises liability attorneys right away for a free and confidential consultation. We serve clients nationwide and provide legal services in both English and Spanish.