Homeowners also have a duty of care when you visit their homes. They must keep their property free of clutter that could injure someone.
If you have been injured at someone’s home, the owner should call an ambulance if you need one. They should also provide you with their homeowner's insurance information.
If you are injured at a business, you should speak to the manager, and they should make an accident report. They should also give you their insurance information.
Injuries After a Slip and Fall Accident
Any kind of injury is possible after a slip and fall. However, the following are among the most common:
- Broken Wrists
- Hip Fractures
- Head Injuries
When the City Is Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident
In some cases, a person may slip and fall on a city sidewalk. The municipality in which that street is located is responsible for the safety of the street. Filing an insurance claim against a municipality tends to be a bit more difficult than filing a claim against an individual or business. For example, you will only have 90 days to file a claim against the city of New York. There is also more paperwork involved.
Our law firm has handled many insurance claims and lawsuits against municipalities and will make sure that your paperwork is filed on time. We will also negotiate to get you the highest possible compensation.