Helping New York City’s Injured
Help after a Slip-and-Fall Accident
While going about daily activities or commuting to and from work, New Yorkers spend a significant amount of time on foot. But uneven sidewalks, poorly maintained escalators and slippery stairwells pose dangerous slip-and-fall hazards for pedestrians.
New York property owners and occupiers have an obligation to make sure their property is safe. If you suffered a slip-and-fall accident due to unsafe property conditions, Palillo Law can help you hold the negligent property owner accountable.
Failing to Take Reasonable Care
Slip-and-fall accidents are a common reason for emergency room visits. Fall victims can suffer broken bones, lacerations and head injuries, causing lasting damage and pain. An injury victim may wrongly blame the slip-and-fall accident on clumsiness when really it was the result of the property owner’s negligence.
While pedestrians have a responsibility to be alert and careful when walking, property owners also have a duty to make walkways safe. If an owner or occupier fails to take simple and expected measures to prevent an accident, they can be held liable under premises liability law for mishaps and resulting injuries.
The fall victim must prove the owner acted negligently. When reviewing a claim, the court will consider whether the hazard was something the owner should have known about and taken steps to correct. We have helped slip-and-fall victims obtain compensation for serious injuries resulting from:
- Unlit stairwells
- Wet or slippery floors
- Uneven sidewalks
- Icy or wet walkways
- Torn carpeting
- Missing or broken railings
- Scaffolding accidents
Ready to Learn More?
There is no such thing as a cut-and-dried personal injury case, and slip-and-fall accident claims are no exception. To discuss your slip-and-fall injury with a lawyer, arrange a free consultation today. We also encourage you to visit our frequently asked questions page.