September 1, 2013
Slipping on Wet Floors in New York City
By Jonathan Damashek
Wet floors, whether through rain or snow, the cleaning process, spills or other situations, create a serious hazard for those that visit the property. When an oily, slippery or wet floor endangers visitors to the property and results in a serious harm, it is imperative that they contact our firm. Our legal team of New York City personal injury attorneys has over 75 years of combined experience to bring to the table to assist clients in seeking compensation when they have suffered through a slip & fall accident on a wet floor in New York City.
Those who manage or own property have the duty to protect visitors to the property from harm; when they fail to maintain the area so that it is safe, and an injury accident occurs, they can be held liable for any damages suffered by the victim. Wet floors are a common situation in New York, due to rain, snow and other situations. In most cases, the property owner or manager will alert visitors with signage and will keep the area safe and dry. When they fail to do so and an injury accident occurs, a premises liability case against them should be opened at once.
Fast action is critical in slip & fall injury accidents, as the area in question is usually quickly addressed. We work quickly to preserve any evidence to support our case against the negligent owner or manager. After getting medical attention, your first call should be to our firm so we can take action on your behalf. Slip and fall injuries can result in very serious damages; many lose their lives every year through head and brain injuries. Broken bones and fractures, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries and death are often the result of negligence. In any such case, we urge you to contact our firm at once.