Injuries related to slip and fall accidents are among the most commonly reported injuries in the United States. In most instances, the property owner can be held liable for the injuries incurred, however there are some cases in which the owner or landlord is not held responsible for the accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact personal injury attorneys of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury lawyers has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
Slip and fall accidents can occur for a number of reasons. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include wet floors without warning signs, improperly waxed floors, inadequate lighting and improper maintenance of floors, sidewalks and walkways. It is important to understand that not all of these incidences lead to the property owner or landlord being found liable. In most cases liability will depend on whether or not the owner or landlord knew about the dangerous condition or whether or not they took appropriate action to prevent or warn people about the condition.
A property owner or landlord has many responsibilities. One of the most important being their responsibility to maintain a safe environment on their property, especially when opened to the public. In the event that an accident occurs and an individual can prove that the property owner or landlord knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and didn’t make any attempt to warn of it or fix it, the landlord may be held liable for their actions.
In many states, rules exist regarding comparative negligence in slip and fall accidents. Laws of comparative negligence state that if a person contributes to their accident in any way, his/her award for damage will be lessened because they may be partially at fault for their injuries. For example, if an individual is texting and doesn’t see a wet floor sign, resulting in a fall and injury, laws of comparative negligence may be applied.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you excellent legal representation, while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also email us at any time at [email protected]
Contact personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today.