Although a slip and fall accident may happen in a mere second, the pain and complications arising from the injuries it causes can be long lasting. The repercussions may be life-altering and even deadly, and the financial burden can be costly and debilitating. For over 40 years Jacoby and Meyers has been helping accident victims recover the compensation they deserve and require for recovery. We provide the skill and experience those injured in the New York City area need to fight for their rights and secure damages for the suffering they have endured.
Common Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents usually occur as a result of a property owner’s failure to keep the premises in a safe condition. Common accidents of this type include:
- Slipping on a wet surface, i.e., ice, snow, spilled liquid
- Tripping on a broken sidewalk or torn carpet
- Stepping in a hole
- Falling down loose or uneven stairs
Holding Property Owners Accountable
Property owners and operators have a responsibility to keep their property safe for those they expect to be on it. For example, they are responsible for keeping sidewalks, paths, and parking lots free of snow and ice. They must fix broken sidewalks, floors and stairs. They must keep the property free of dangerous hazards, such as holes or obstructions. Falling on someone else’s property, however, does not automatically make the owner of the premises liable. The owner must have either known, or should have reasonably known, that the dangerous condition existed.
The Jacoby and Meyers team works diligently to prove premises liability. Our investigators gather the facts and evidence we need for a successful case. We thoroughly evaluate the factors that contributed to your accident, interviewing witnesses and calling upon experts so that we can prove negligence on the part of the property owner.
No Legal Fees Unless There is a Successful Settlement or Verdict
Our firm is committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need. Jacoby and Meyers personal injury clients pay no attorneys fees until and unless we successfully settle your case or win a verdict in your favor.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of a slip / trip and fall accident, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.