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Premises liability laws hold property owners accountable for slip and fall accidents

From the moment you step outside of your front door, you are at the mercy of the outside world when it comes to being involved in an accident.  Nowhere is it more prevalent than in New York City, where there are hazards every step of the way.

One of the more common types of accidents is a slip and fall.  While you may think that something like this can only happen on wet or icy pavement in the bleak months of winter, the truth is, a slip and fall accident can take place 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Aside from a slip on icy pavement, a few other examples of a slip and fall accident might be:

  • Stepping on debris on a sidewalk or a walkway
  • Taking a fall on a wet or greasy floor in a restaurant or a bathroom
  • Slipping on any number of unseen items due to poor or no lighting

When your slip and fall is the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you have the right to seek damages for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other things.

An experienced slip and fall lawyer will utilize a full range of legal avenues related to premises liability laws to make sure you receive the best settlement possible.  The key involves making sure the property owner knew the hazard existed, and they had an opportunity to correct the situation.

Premises laws are very clear in that a property owner has a legal responsibility to make sure that they maintain a reasonable standard of care on their property, not only when it comes to physical elements, but to be able to accommodate any activities that might occur onsite as well.

Isaacson, Schiowitz&Korson LLP proudly serves New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island, Nassau and surrounding communities.  Contact us for a free consultation at (212) 267-6557.