SLIP, TRIP and FALLS


Premises liability law is the body of law that makes the person or entity that owns or occupies a premises or property liable for certain injuries that occur on their premises or property due to accidents such as slip, trips and falls.
Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen in public or private places such as supermarkets, grocery stores, theme parks, malls, homes, or other properties where a defect or hazardous condition can cause a person to slip, trip and fall.
Theses defects and hazards can be manifested in a variety of circumstances, such as wet floors, ripped carpets, cracked floorboards, icy walkways, broken stairs, loose railings, and misplaced objects, to name a few.
The injuries sustained in a slip, trip and fall accident may require surgery and include spinal fractures, leg fractures, fractures to the hands and arms from trying to break the fall, wrist sprains, and back sprains.


Do You Have a Slip, Trip and Fall Case?

Those who own or occupy property in New York have a legal duty to use reasonable care to keep the property safe for those who visit, and may be found negligent if they do not take reasonable steps to remedy hazards that are known (or should have been known) to them.
This means that to be successful in a slip, trip and fall claim in New York, you may need to prove that at least one of the following is true:
  • The hazardous condition that caused you to slip, trip and fall was created by the owner/occupier of the premises or property or one of their employees.
  • The owner/occupier of the premises or property (or an employee) knew about the hazardous condition that caused you to slip, trip and fall and did nothing about it.
  • That the owner/occupier of the premises or property (or an employee) “should have known” about the hazardous condition that caused you to slip, trip and fall.

How Ratsenberg & Associates, P.C. Can Help

If you are not sure if you are entitled to bring a claim, the slip, trip and fall attorneys at Ratsenberg & Associates, P.C. can assess the viability of your case absolutely free. One of our attorneys will meet with you one-on-one and go through the details of how your accident occurred, what the defect or substance was that caused you to fall, and the nature of your injuries. Once these facts are determined, we will be able to accurately assess your case to determine who is liable.
It extremely important to have an experienced lawyer on your side because the other side will likely hire an attorney to defend their interests. We at Ratsenberg & Associates, P.C. have been practicing personal injury law in New York for many years and have both the know-how and experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
We diligently prepare each case because we believe that if the case is well prepared and the defendant, whether it be an individual, insurance company, or a business, knows that we are willing to fight it all the way to the end, they will deal with us in a more complete way than if we were not as prepared.

Contact a New York City Slip, Trip and Fall Attorney

If you have been the victim of a slip, trip and fall accident in the New York City area and are seeking a lawyer to help you pursue compensation, call us now for a free consultation.
We work on a contingency basis, meaning that if we do not recover a settlement or verdict in your favor, we do not charge you for our time, effort, fees, or costs.

The law limits the time you have to file a claim against those responsible for your injuries, so contact Ratsenberg & Associates, P.C. today.

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