Slip-And-Fall Accidents In New York: The Basics

Every year, thousands of victims find themselves in hospital emergency rooms after suffering serious injuries in slip-and-fall accidents. Sadly, these accidents continue to occur despite the fact that property owners in New York, including business owners and landlords, have a duty to use reasonable care to keep their properties reasonably safe and warn you of possible dangers ― including slippery conditions.

Whether you have suffered a slip-and-fall injury while shopping in a store, walking in your apartment building or simply strolling down the sidewalk, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C., we understand you may be feeling overwhelmed following a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injury. Fortunately, we are here to help. We will walk you through the often-intimidating legal process and carefully explain your legal rights.

Contact Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C., today and schedule your FREE consultation with an experienced New York slip-and-fall accident lawyer. You can reach us online or by calling our New York office at 212-385-1444 or toll free at 866-492-7487.

Who Is Responsible Under New York Law For Store Falls?

If property owners, including businesses, fail to make reasonable efforts to keep their properties safe and you suffer a slip-and-fall injury as a result, the property owners may be legally liable under the legal principle known as premises liability. This may include situations in which you are injured because of:

  • Debris in store aisles or walkways, including spilled products
  • Slippery floors and parking lots
  • Uneven floors
  • Cracks in floors or sidewalks
  • Broken or poorly lit stairwells
  • Broken stair railings
  • Ripped or tattered carpet

Regardless of your situation, however, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible ― you need to contact Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C.