Slip and fall incidents—which are sometimes called slip, trip and fall incidents—are fairly common sources of personal injury cases. As the name of this type of incident suggests, slip and fall incidents typically occur when an individual slips—or trips—on an uneven surface, slippery surface or unkempt surface on another person’s property or premises and sustains injuries. Slip, trip and fall incidents can also occur on business property as well. Our law office’s experienced attorneys can help analyze the facts and story behind your accident to determine whether or not you have the legal grounds to pursue a slip and fall or premises liability lawsuit.
Do I Have Legal Standing to Pursue a Slip and Fall or Premises Liability Lawsuit?
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, injuries from walking surfaces are the leading cause of slip, trip and fall incidents, comprising 55% of all falls. Falls are also the leading cause of emergency room hospital visits, with over 8 million visits nationwide resulting from a slip, trip and fall. Because of the severity of this issue, it is important to consult with a slip and fall attorney regarding whether or not the property owner is liable for your injuries—especially since it can be somewhat difficult to prove liability given that falls are also a natural occurrence of life. However, because property owners are required to adequately maintain their property or premises, it is highly advisable to speak to our NYC slip and fall (and premises liability) attorneys if any of the following apply:
- The owner of premises or an employee working on the premises either caused or was aware of the source of the slip, trip and fall, and did nothing to address the issue.
- The owner of the premises failed to take reasonable care to maintain his or her property and address possible slip, trip and fall issues.
- The slip, trip and fall incident was not a result of your own carelessness or will, but rather from negligence of the property owner.
How our NYC Slip and Fall and Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help
In the state of New York, a plaintiff has up to three years from the date of injury to file a slip and fall claim. If you have sustained unexpected injuries from a slip, trip and fall incident, you may have the grounds to file a slip and fall lawsuit and collect damages. Contact TANTLEFF & KREINCES, LLP., to schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys. Our experienced attorneys will analyze your situation and the facts behind your slip, trip and fall incident, and help you determine whether you have the grounds to initiate a successful slip and fall lawsuit.