Slip and Fall Injury Liability

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.

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP