Slip and Fall

The Perils of Slipping and Falling

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Every year, millions of Americans are sent to the hospital after slipping and falling, whether in their home, at work, out shopping, or elsewhere. While often seen as comical in TV shows and movies, slipping and falling is no laughing matter. It can result in serious injuries, especially for the elderly or people with certain medical conditions. It’s important to take slips and falls seriously, and to understand your legal rights available to you when they occur.

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Why a Slip and Fall is No Joke

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When most people think about slipping and falling, they think about silly accidents that can be easily laughed off, or pratfalls in comedies. At worst, they may get concerned about the elderly or people with certain medical conditions falling. However, slipping and falling can cause severe injuries to people of any age or health, and if you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation as a result.

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Slip and Fall Due to Snow? Here’s What You Need to Know

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With the official start of Winter arriving, New Yorkers know the inevitable northeast snowfall is right around the corner. When visiting retail locations in the inclement weather, shoppers should be aware of the property owner’s liability for snow removal in case of a slip and fall.

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What does a Property Owners “Duty of Care” Mean for Personal Injury Victims?

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All property owners have a “duty of care” to see that their property is safe. This means that property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain safe and secure property conditions at all times. This includes insuring that the building has no structural defects that could cause an accident, both inside and out.  Property owners who do not properly maintain their locations may be subject to personal injury lawsuits if someone is injured in a preventable accident.  Oftentimes these accidents are the result of negligent maintenance of a building or property.

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