Slip and fall accidents are common types of personal injury incidents which can take place on a daily basis. They are also one of the hardest types of cases to prove liability. For this reason, if you are involved in a slip and fall incident, it is imperative to seek legal help immediately. If you or someone you know has been involved in a slip and fall accident, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers,LLP NY today. Our professional team of personal injury lawyers will stop at nothing to make sure you receive only the best representation to win compensation for you.
The key factor in all slip and fall cases is whether or not the incident could have been avoided. Examples of this include, slipping on a wet surface when there was a sign warning people that the floor was slippery, or tripping and falling over an object that would normally be found in a given area. In these cases, the factors leading to the injury may have been reasonably avoided, therefore making the property owner not liable. However, there are instances in which slip and fall incidents occur due to the negligence of a property owner, such as slippery floors without any warning signs, or other dangerous conditions on the property not properly maintained by the property owner.
In order to place liability for your slip and fall injury on a property owner, you must first be able to prove that the incident leading to your injury was their fault. To do so, you must be able to provide substantial evidence of a dangerous condition. For example, if the property owner or their employees were aware of a dangerous situation and never fixed it. This could be something like a broken step or railing that multiple people warned the property owner about, but was never fixed. Another instance of property owner liability could be the property owner or their employees causing a dangerous condition by spilling something on the floor or breaking something on the floor and not cleaning it up.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall injury, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers,LLP NY today. You may be entitled to compensation for your injury and our experienced team of personal injury lawyers can help. Call us at (877) 504-5562.