If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be left wondering who is liable for your injuries. Property owners can be held legally responsible for injuries that occur on their premises. When a property owner fails to take appropriate precautions to ensure that a walkway, parking lot, etc., is not unexpectedly slippery, the owner may be liable (legally responsible) for any injuries that occur from slipping and falling on that property.
When you have an accident at a business, the first thing you should do is notify an employee. Ask this employee to call for medical assistance if necessary, following the business’s policies and procedures for notifying EMS. Be sure to collect evidence by taking photos and videos, as well as ask witnesses for their name, phone number, and address. Contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer to get legal help and recover the compensation you deserve.
Different reasons can cause slip and fall accidents including wet or slippery floors, snow on sidewalks, and poor lighting. Slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of work-related accidents and they can be prevented by following safety precautions. What is the most common cause of slip and fall in the workplace? It’s a combination of poor building design and poor working conditions. Factors like: high speed elevators, poorly designed lighting and space for employees to move about easily can all contribute to slip and fall injuries.
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere. Here are the most common places where slip and fall accidents are reported:
When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be facing physical difficulties and unexpected bills that are beyond your means. This is why you need to hire a lawyer that understands how to protect your rights. If you want the best results possible, it’s important to hire an experienced lawyer who knows both the area and the specific laws surrounding slip and fall accidents. If you have any questions regarding slip and fall laws in New York, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.