Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents.
Premises accidents are very common in New York and each year countless people are injured because of dangerous and defective conditions on or about properties within New York. Whether it involves someone tripping and falling or slipping and falling as a result of a dangerous, defective condition, such incidents can cause serious, permanent injuries including fractures, injuries requiring surgery and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Some examples of premises accidents are;
As we head into the winter season, the weather conditions get colder, the snow and ice arrive and with that bring its own problems for pedestrians here in New York. Each year in New York, we experience a number of snowstorms and each storm leaves dangerous, slippery and icy conditions on the sidewalks in New York City that, when not cleaned up or not cleaned up correctly can leave the area dangerous for pedestrians to walk across.
We often have clients who come to us after tripping and falling over a sidewalk flag that is mis-levelled, cracked or in disrepair in front of commercial premises and this defect caused their accident and subsequent serious injuries.
Injury caused to a person by a dangerous condition on or within a property that has been left unrepaired.
Since we founded our firm at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore, our New York City premises liability lawyers have been fighting to protect the rights of people injured, in all types of premises accidents including, slip and fall and/or a trip and fall accidents. If you’ve been injured due to an unsafe, neglected or dangerous condition on a property or in front of a property for example on a sidewalk, you need to consult the premises liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore.
Business owners, lessees and owners of commercial premises have a duty to the people who are lawfully present within their premises to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. Private property owners may also be held legally responsible for personal injuries, which occur on their premises or property.
Even though premises liability accidents cases may seem straightforward, New York law favours the premises owner when it comes to these accidents and just because someone trips and/or slips and falls in a premises accident and is injured, doesn’t necessarily mean they are entitled to compensation. The injured person must prove that the property owner (i) caused or created the dangerous defective unsafe condition or (ii) that they actually knew about the condition or (iii) that the condition was present for a long enough time period for the owner to become aware of it.
Those are the essential facts that must be proven in a premises accident liability case. For those reasons, you must consult a premises liability attorney familiar with the laws related to premises liability cases and a premises liability attorney familiar with dealing with slip and fall and/or trip and fall accidents. If you hire an attorney, that attorney will usually investigate the accident, which may include an inspection of the premises and condition that caused the accident, sending an investigator to get pictures and measurements of the condition or defect and securing all available evidence as quickly and as promptly as possible. Your premises liability attorney may also consultant and retain experts such as engineers or architects to inspect and provide expert opinion for your case.
New York premises liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore promise to aggressively fight and help you and your family obtain “Moore Justice” for your injuries. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, please contact our firm to discuss your case.
Our Motto is “MOORE JUSTICE” and we seek that in every case retained by our firm.
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