Nobody can deny that New York is a spectacular sight in winter, but as temperatures drop in the city that never sleeps, we start seeing more slip-and-fall accidents. Cold weather, along with rain and snow, produces new and hazardous conditions, such as invisible ice. Not only is it dangerous to walk outside, but also to walk in and out of buildings where people’s shoes, umbrellas, and clothes track in water, create puddles, and prime the floors for a possible disaster.
A slip-and-fall may sound harmless, but it can actually result in some serious injuries, such as spinal cord trauma, head injuries, broken bones, and sprains. Slip-and-fall accidents are especially dangerous to the elderly, who can sustain debilitating or even deadly injuries from a small fall.
There are plenty of ways to avoid a potential slip-and-fall. Here are some of our best tips:
Many people are hesitant to contact a lawyer after sustaining a slip-and-fall injury, thinking the accident was their fault. But that’s not always the case. There are many circumstances where business owners as well as city officials have failed to keep the floor, sidewalk, walkway, or street reasonably safe for the public. If your fall was due to a hazardous condition, the parties responsible for the condition may be held liable.
Slip-and-fall accidents can result in some very serious and painful injuries, medical bills, and missed time from work. If you are involved in a slip-and-fall accident or if you have any questions, give our office a call. The Case Handler has a lot of experience with NYC slip-and-fall claims. Call us at 929-223-4195 for a free case evaluation.