Slip and fall is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and falls, and is injured on someone else’s property. Slip and fall accidents fall under the category of premises liability and these types of cases are often very complicated when trying to determine fault and to determine whether conditions were indeed hazardous. The Brooklyn slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel have extensive successful experience handling all types of slip and fall accident cases.
Slip and Fall Law
The law requires that property owners use reasonable care in the management of their premises and avoid exposing others to an unreasonable risk of harm, such as a slip and fall or a trip and fall. Therefore, property owners may have a duty to reasonably inspect for any unsafe conditions on their premises and either to repair or give adequate warning of conditions that pose a risk of harm to others.
There is no precise way to determine when someone else is legally responsible for your injuries if you were involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident it is important to file an accident report. A slip and fall accident report should be completed at the time of the incident noting what happened, who witnessed both the accident and the conditions that caused the slip and fall, along with any other relevant information such as lighting. If a report is not completed at the business location or if the accident occurred at a private location or was not observed by others, a slip and fall attorney will ask you to compile a record of what happened to you. Contact an experienced Brooklyn slip and fall attorney today at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to help you with your case or if you have any questions about your legal rights following a slip and fall accident. Call today at 212-564-2800.
Where People Ages 65+ In New York Slip and Fall
In the state of New York slip and fall accidents account for $1.7 billion in annual hospitalization charges and $145.3 million in annual outpatient emergency department charges. Aging increases the risk of falling and the severity of a fall injury. 60% of fall-related hospitalizations in older adults occur in the home. 36% of fall-related ED visits in older adults occur in the home. The two pie charts below are categorized by hospitalizations and emergency department visits.
A hospitalization is when the slip and fall victim is required to be taken to the emergency room or hospital in order to have the medical attention required for their injury.
An emergency department visit is when an ambulance and or hospital personnel have to come to the victim’s place of residence to give the victim the proper medical attention they need for their slip and fall injury.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents often leave people not only injured, but damaged in several ways. You may have bodily injuries and resulting pain and suffering as well as lost wages, loss of ability to earn money in the future, disability, expenses for hospital, immediate and future medical treatments. You deserve to be compensated for these losses. If you have been injured due to the carelessness or negligence on someone else’s property, whether in a private home, a store or anywhere else, call the Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC immediately so we can begin protecting your rights.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Slippery or uneven sidewalks or pavement
- Steep sloping driveways
- Slippery floor surfaces or floor coverings
- Oil, grease, water, liquids, or food on the floor
- Uneven stairs or inadequate stair rails
- Bridge construction hazards, including falling debris
- Unsafe balconies or railings
- Poor lighting
Free Legal Consultation with Slip and Fall Lawyer in Brooklyn
If you or someone you know has been injured and requires an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer in New York, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today for a free legal consultation. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. With offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, we serve clients throughout the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk.