Standing Water, Ice And Other Hazards
It’s Not Your Fault
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen for many reasons. Not all of them are the fault of the person who fell. Sometimes, property owners fail to maintain their premises in a safe and responsible manner, thus creating conditions ripe for someone to fall. The following examples are just a few of the possible reasons that a person could suffer an injury from the negligence of a property owner who should have taken adequate precautions:
- A slippery, unmarked grocery store floor, wet from mopping
- Icy, snowy sidewalks outside a store or home
- Unsecured area rugs in an art gallery or other public space
Many people feel embarrassed when they fall, wanting to get up immediately and move on. But if the fall was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should slow down think about your legal options. As a New York City personal injury attorney, I can evaluate your situation and determine if you may have a case.
Injuries Can Be Substantial
Even if you don’t fall from a great height, it’s possible to suffer serious injuries in a slip-and-fall accident. A natural impulse to catch yourself with your hands can mean a broken wrist, or even two. If you hit your head, you could get a concussion, skull fracture or traumatic brain injury. Older people who fall could break a hip, which in some cases can prove fatal. In other words, falls are not a punch line. They’re a serious threat, and if they result from someone else’s negligence, they’re a good reason to have a conversation with a personal injury lawyer.
Call Me Today
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a fall on dangerous property, you deserve the best possible chance at full compensation to help pay for your recovery. To schedule your free initial consultation at Sheindlin Law Firm, call 212-256-9729 or write to me to start the conversation.