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Types Of Slip And Fall Accidents in New York

If you have been seriously injured in New York City, the Bronx or Brooklyn areas due to a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you may have cause for legal action.  The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC have successfully handled numerous personal injury cases for the people of New York City and the surrounding areas.  Our consultation is free, and we do not collect unless we recover damages on your behalf.  Call us today to find out how we can help you.

Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, inside superstores, outside on the sidewalk, and anywhere in between.  Places that are frequented by the public should always be kept in pristine condition for the safety of visitors, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some of the most common types of slip and fall or trip and fall accidents that occur are:

  • Slippery floors, from spills, or improper cleaning techniques
  • Poorly maintained staircases
  • Poorly lighted stairwells
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Improper removal of snow or ice from sidewalks
  • Store entrances left wet from rain or snow

Each and every piece of real estate in New York City, the Bronx, and Brooklyn areas is either owned or maintained by someone or some entity.  There is always a person or company responsible for the upkeep and repair of properties frequented by the public.  Premises liability usually means that the owner of a property (premises) is liable for injuries that occur on that property due to negligence.  It is important to understand that negligence must be a factor in the cause of the injury.  Negligence in premises liability cases usually means there is a situation that caused injury that was not taken care of in a timely manner.  Either the property owner knew about it and did not take care of it, did not know about it but should have known about it, or the property owner or an employee actually caused the dangerous situation.

Your Legal Rights

If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of a property owner to maintain a safe environment for visitors, it is your right to pursue the situation legally.  Our attorneys will investigate the situation thoroughly to determine liability and stay with you until we are able to recover damages for your injuries.  Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your case.