When property owners fail to ensure their premises are safe, people can get hurt. One of the most common causes of injury on others’ property occurs in slip, trip and fall accidents. In some cases, slip, trip and fall accident victims can suffer severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment and have a lasting impact on their lives. Property owners and occupiers owe a duty of care to keep their premises safe. In many situations they also owe a duty to maintain the sidewalk area in front of their premises. When businesses and property owners fail to meet this duty, they may incur liability for the victim’s damages. If you fall while on someone else’s property or abutting sidewalk and sustained an injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Prove That the Property Owner Was Negligent in Some Way
Most personal injury cases require that you prove that the other party was negligent in some way.
A general rule is that the property owner may be held liable if they knew or should have known about the hazard that caused your injury and failed to take any action to address it. A property owner may also be liable if they caused or created the condition.
Proving negligence in your case will depend largely upon the facts. At the Law Offices of Norman Gershon, our experience will be able to identify which facts will be important in your case.
Hire the Right Personal Injury Attorney For Slip, Trip and Fall Cases
Property owners will rarely admit they were negligent when faced with a claim. Instead, they will argue that the hazard was impossible to anticipate, that it didn’t constitute a danger, that they didn’t have notice of it or that it was the fault of the injured party.
Identifying the responsible parties in slip, trip and fall accident cases can be complicated. In most circumstances the party in control of the area where the accident occurred is usually responsible. Property owners must maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition.
If a property owner negligently allows an unsafe condition to persist and you slip, trip, or fall, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. In some cases, even if a property owner did not know about their property’s dangerous conditions, they could still be liable if they should have discovered the defects through proper inspection.
Were you injured in a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident? Call the Offices of Norman Gershon today. With over 35 years of success in securing financial compensation for clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area and surrounding counties, the Law Offices of Norman Gershon are dedicated to helping those injured in slip, trip and fall accidents.