Thousands of claims are made each year over slip and fall injuries, making such injuries the most common claims in premises liability lawsuits. Serious, life altering injuries can result from slip and fall accidents. Other accidents can even result in wrongful death. Catastrophic results often occur in unlit stairwells, wet floors, and construction sites with defects. It is important that you know what to do in the event that you suffer an injury in a slip and fall accident. Consult Greenberg and Greenberg to determine whether you are owed damages for the negligence of a business or property owner.
Most slip and fall accidents could have been prevented if property owners had taken simple steps to protect their visitors and occupants. You need to know what options you have to recover for your injuries after falling in a store, at the mall, on an icy sidewalk, or on other property. After you have received the medical treatment you need, contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your accident. Our attorneys work hard to provide our clients with the accountability and justice they deserve.
Premises liability involves the legal responsibility of property owners and the occupiers of property for the accidents persons on the property experience and the injuries that result. Property owners have an obligation to keep their properties in a safe condition for the people they invite onto the property. If it can be proven that the property owner knew or should have known that the dangerous or defective condition on their property could have caused a slip and fall accident, they may have been negligent, and you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.
When a person is injured in a slip and fall accident, the property owner or agent could be liable if:
- He or she created the unsafe condition (such as spilling a liquid on the floor and not mopping it up).
- He or she knew that the dangerous condition existed and did not take steps to correct it.
- He or she should have known that the dangerous condition existed because a reasonable person who was taking care of the property would have discovered the condition and corrected it.
There are many types of slip and fall accidents, such as slippery surface falls, stairway accidents, falls from a terrace or balcony, parking ramp falls, sidewalk falls, and bathtub and shower falls. If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to a fall, you should report the accident to the property owner as soon as possible. This makes it easier to prove that the slip and fall was due to the property owner’s negligence. Each slip and fall accident is unique so it is important that you hire an experienced slip and fall attorney to protect your rights.
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries and Accidents
The results of our attorneys and their track record of success back up our experience. Clients we have represented have suffered broken bones, head injuries, amputations, and other serious injuries due to the negligence of property owners who failed to protect their safety.
The attorneys at Greenberg and Greenberg have handled a wide range of slip and fall accidents, including accidents that involve:
- Construction sites and accidents;
- Debris in store aisles;
- Inadequate lighting on hallways and staircases;
- Loose or missing handrails;
- Sidewalk falls from cracked or damaged pavement;
- Unsafe buildings; and
- Worn/raised carpeting and floor boarding.
Our slip and fall attorneys take pride in our thorough investigation of slip and fall accidents. We work with investigators who take pictures and closely examine the condition of the property in a timely manner. We will also deal with insurance companies in order to help get the money you will need to pay for medical bills and other expenses.
Recover the Compensation You Need After a Slip and Fall Accident
The Hudson slip and fall accident attorneys at Greenberg and Greenberg handle cases throughout New York State, including Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, and Albany County. Our legal team has earned a reputation for dedicated service to our clients injured in New York personal injury accidents. Please contact us today to receive a FREE case evaluation by dialing locally to 518-828-3336 or call toll free at 877-469-9300.