The average person takes 3,000 to 5,000 steps per day, the equivalent of around 1.5 to 2.5 miles. That works out to more than a million steps per year and tens of millions of steps over the course of a lifetime. Most of the time, walking is a routine act that we do not consciously pay attention to. But it only takes one misstep to cause a trip, slip, or fall that leads to serious injury. After that, it may require the right legal steps to figure out if a property owner’s negligence caused your injury.
Slip and fall accidents are not usually random, unpreventable acts of clumsiness. Most occur in predictable patterns and have recognizable risk factors. Under New York law, property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition to avoid foreseeable accidents. When they fail to keep their property safe, and somebody else is injured on their property, they may be legally responsible for a slip and fall injury.
Whether you tripped at work, slipped and fell on private property, or suffered a fall on a sidewalk, street, or in a government building, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. This might be true even if the injury is covered by workers’ compensation.
Shulman & Hill is uniquely positioned to maximize your case value because we offer expert legal representation for both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. If you suffered a slip and fall injury in New York on someone else’s property, our premises liability lawyers can provide a free consultation. Call us at 212 221 1000, email us at [email protected], or Contact Us online to schedule an appointment at our Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, or Queens offices.