Have You or a Loved One Been Injured as a Result of a Fall?
Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Albany, NY Can Help
One of the most common types of claims filed in the United States each year are slip and fall accidents. The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) states that falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, and slip and falls account for over 1 million visits. When an individual falls as a result of the negligence of another party, they may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her injuries. Slip and fall cases fall under a type of personal injury case known as premises liability cases. In these cases, one party’s failure to keep their property safe or warn of hidden dangers leads to another person’s injury.
Slip and Fall Accidents in New York State
A property owner in New York has a duty to keep his or her property in a reasonably safe condition. Serious personal injury accidents can occur when a property owner fails to keep and maintain their property in a safe condition.
If you have slipped and fallen and suffered a personal injury as a result of unsafe conditions such as a dangerous accumulation of ice and snow, a pothole, a cracked or broken sidewalk, poorly lit parking lot, walkway or unsafe stairs, let our experienced and skilled personal injury attorneys assist you in obtaining the fair compensation that you are entitled to for your pain, suffering, injuries, lost wages and medical expenses.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents often occur as a result of dangerous conditions or hazards. Examples of conduct for which a property owner, business proprietor, or property owners may be held accountable for your slip and fall injury can include:
- Failing to salt or sand slippery stairs, sidewalks, or other walking surfaces
- Failing to clean up spilled liquid, food, or other slippery substances, and neglected to post warning signs
- Failing to properly tape-down cables and wires that could lead to injuries
- Failing to maintain stairways, exposing users to hazards like faulty handrails or worn steps
- Failing to provide sufficient lighting in hazardous conditions
- Failing to provide adequate warnings that indoor flooring is being polished, waxed, or washed
- Failing to properly close off a wet indoor area