Slip and Fall
If you slipped, fell, and were injured as a result of a hazardous condition on someone else’s property (for example by slipping on a wet supermarket floor, on ice in front of a restaurant, or down poorly lit steps in an apartment building), you may be able to get compensation for your injuries from the owner or occupant of that property.
In claming compensation, you would have to demonstrate that the owner or other party responsible for maintaining the premises either a) created the hazardous condition that led to your injury, or b) had notice of the condition and failed to fix it. If the condition was visible and present long enough to give the owner time to discover and address it, the owner would be considered to have had notice of that condition, and be liable (i.e. legally responsible) for the harm that resulted from it.
Both state laws and the Administrative Code of the City of New York impose liability on some property owners if they don’t maintain their property and surrounding sidewalks so that they are reasonably safe for the public.
Of course, not all slip and fall incidents involve negligence. In addition, in some cases both the property owners and the injured people acted negligently. In such cases, the injured people may still be able to receive compensation for part of their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other economic losses related to their injury.
In slip and fall cases, evidence that would prove the negligence of a property owner may be lost if not gathered promptly after the accident. If you have suffered a slip and fall incident on someone else’s property, and were injured as a result, it is therefore very important that you discuss your situation with an experienced New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Nicholas Rose, we provide experienced, effective representation to clients injured in New York slip-and-fall incidents.
For a free consultation regarding your case, please call us toll free at (877) 313-7673, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.