October 2, 2013

Slippery Surfaces

By Jonathan Damashek

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When a slippery surface results in a slip & fall accident, legal action should be taken at once against the negligent property owner or manager. These injury accidents are extremely dangerous, and there are many serious injuries and deaths that are the tragic result of a failure to properly maintain walking surfaces for visitors.

Any property owner has the duty to protect those who are present from harm; any wet or slippery surface must be quickly cleaned up, and signage placed so that visitors are aware that the hazard exists. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable in court and be forced to pay the damages to the victim who suffered an injury on their premises.

Claims Against the City & Property Owners

The elderly can suffer very serious injuries or even lose their lives when they fall on a slippery surface, such as in a nursing home. Their bones are more fragile and more likely to break, and these premises liability cases should be addressed by a skilled injury attorney from our firm, a prominent law firm with over 75 years of combined experience. Whether your injury occurred in a home, on a sidewalk, or in a commercial, private or government building, a New York City personal injury lawyer form our firm can assist you.

Under New York state law, property owners have the duty to keep their premises in a condition that is considered “reasonably safe.” Those visitors, guests and customers deserve to be protected from harm. When a property owner fails to provide safe conditions and an injury accident takes place, it is time to seek legal representation. The damages that could be included in your claim will address the past, current and future medical costs, rehabilitation, loss of wages and pain and suffering. In cases of loss of life, a wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of the close family. We are committed to seeking the maximum possible compensation for our clients, and are available 24/7 to help you.