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Slip and fall (also known as a trip and fall) is a negligence claim or injury claim against a property owner who allowed dangerous conditions to exist that caused the fall. Trip and fall accidents are among the most common personal injuries actions in New York State, and they are difficult cases to prove. If you have slipped or fallen because of someone else’s negligence, contact the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. for a free consultation so that we can assess the validity of your claim and provide you with legal analysis.

Injured in a slip and fall accident? You may be entitled to compensation. Call (800) 242-3740 now to schedule a free consultation with the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C.

What Constitutes a Premises Liability Case?

Business owners and homeowners are required by law to make their properties reasonably safe. It would be difficult for someone to sue you because they lost their balance while being drunk. If they lost their balance because your rotting floor finally gave out, however, there may be a lawsuit there.

Other cases of premises liability claims could include:

  • Dog bites
  • Porch collapse
  • Elevator defects
  • Toxic fumes
  • Lack of building security

Types of Slip & Falls

When injuries occur on someone else’s property, it is crucial that you work quickly to preserve vital evidence and preserve your rights, including protecting your right to bring a claim against a municipality or governmental agency.

There are countless hazardous conditions that we face every day which may cause one to trip/slip and fall.

These could include:

  • Torn carpeting
  • Changes in flooring
  • Poor lighting
  • Narrow stairs
  • Improper railings
  • Wet floors
  • Deceptively slippery or icy surfaces
  • Liquid spills
  • Leaks
  • Foreign objects in your path
  • Damaged or cracked public sidewalks
  • Conditions which would cause someone to fall down a flight of stairs

Trip/slip and falls may occur because of failure to maintain sidewalks and failure to remove ice, sleet, rain, snow or a hidden hazard, such as potholes.

Important Factors to Consider & Discuss

It is important to know what caused you to slip and fall. You will need to demonstrate that the defendant/property holder created the condition which caused the accident, or that the defendant had actual or constructive notice of the condition. To constitute constructive notice, a defect must be visible, apparent, and in existence for a sufficient length of time prior to the accident. The defendant must have had time to discover and remedy it.

Whatever the cause for your personal injury, you have a right to file a claim against the property owner who neglects to meet specific codes and regulations of safety in both public and private locations. Because of the time constraints, especially if the claim is being filed against a school, town or city, it is important to consult an experienced attorney as soon as you have been injured.

The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. is here to aggressively represent you and maximize your chances of being compensated for someone else’s negligence. Dial (800) 242-3740 now or contact us online.

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