SLIP AND FALLS
Slip and fall, also known as a trip and fall, is a negligence claim or personal injury claim against a property owner who was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the fall. Trip and Fall accidents are among the most common personal injuries actions in New York State. They are also very difficult cases. Therefore, it is imperative that if you believe you have been a victim of someone else’s negligence, you should seek immediate legal representation. If you have slipped or fallen because of someone else’s negligence, contact the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. for a free consultation and we can assess the validity of your claim and provide you with legal analysis. You may be entitled to compensation. Time is of the essence, to preserve vital evidence and to preserve your rights, including protecting your right to bring a claim against a municipality or governmental agency.
Types of Slip and Falls
There are countless hazardous conditions that we face every day which may cause one to trip/slip and fall including, torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, improper railings, wet floors, deceivingly slippery or icy surfaces, liquid spills, leaks, foreign objects in our paths, damaged or cracked public sidewalks and conditions which would cause someone to fall down a flight of stairs. Trip/slip and falls may occur because of failure to maintain sidewalks and failure to remove ice, sleet, rain, snow or a hidden hazard, such as potholes.
Important Factors to Consider and Discuss
It is important to know what caused you to trip/slip and fall. It will also be very important to demonstrate that the defendant/property holder created the condition which caused the accident, or that the defendant had actual or constructive notice of the condition. To constitute constructive notice, a defect must be visible and apparent and it must exist for a sufficient length of time prior to the accident to permit a defendant’s employee to discover and remedy it.
Whatever the cause for your personal injury, you have a right to file a claim against the property owner who neglects to meet specific codes and regulations of safety in both public and private locations. Because of the time constraints, especially if the claim is being filed against a school, town or city, it is important to consult an experienced attorney as soon as you have been injured. The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. will aggressively represent you to maximize your chances of being compensated for someone else’s negligence.
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Gregory A. Goodman, P.C.
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Jericho, New York 11753