Slip and Fall Accidents and Injuries

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.

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