Proving Fault In Slip, Trip Or Fall Claims

If a slip, trip or fall led to an injury on someone else's property, you must prove negligence on the part of the owner to recover monetary damages. Was the owner reasonable in his or her actions to warn those on the property about the hazard? Were reasonable efforts made to fix the dangerous condition? Did the owner know, or should he or she have known about the condition?

In addition, to recover your full amount of the damages, you must be able to defend yourself against any claim that you were partially responsible for your injury. If you were talking on your cellphone or ignored warning signs posted by the owner, or were otherwise careless, a court could also find you negligent, and this would reduce the value of your claim.

Types Of Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents

In New York, Rosenblatt & McGarrity LLP is a personal injury firm with highly experienced lawyers who have helped many people injured due to unsafe conditions indoors or outdoors, holding negligent property owners responsible.

You may be entitled to personal injury compensation in these scenarios if the owner was negligent:

  • Broken sidewalks
  • Snow- or ice-covered walkways
  • A missing stair railing or other conditions making for dangerous stairs
  • A wet or slippery floor in a store, office building or other premises
  • Excessive wax or floor treatment to a sloping floor
  • Raised pieces of carpet
  • Mats with edges that could cause a trip
  • Poor lighting
  • Parking lot potholes

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