Experienced Counsel For Slip-And-Falls Or Trip-And-Falls
Falls and the subsequent injuries that result from falls are not always a result of simply “not watching where you’re going.” The condition of the property commonly plays a role in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents — something that the property owner or manager may be held liable for.
Do not underestimate the effects of property owner negligence. At Cascione, Purcigliotti & Galluzzi, P.C., we have worked with countless clients whose lives have been dramatically changed because of premises liability issues.
Whether you have fallen because of a slippery surface or spill at a retail store, or broken concrete caused you to trip, contact our office in New York and learn more about your options.
Key Issues In Slip-And-Fall Cases
Not every misstep or loss of balance warrants a premises liability claim. There are some cases, however, where the hazards that cause a fall were preventable.
Many regulations are actually in place to ensure commercial spaces, workplaces, retail stores, parking lots and even government-managed public spaces are safe for everyday citizens. For example:
- Proper signage: Wet floor signs and caution tape are the prime examples of the use of signage in public spaces. If a jar of liquid is broken, or a floor has been recently mopped in a grocery store, patrons should expect to see a sign that warns of the hazardous surface.
- Building codes: Regulations on how property is constructed help keep people safe from falls and dangerous conditions. Walkways must be properly lit, handrails should be secured and stairways should be built according to certain specifications.
Owner Or Manager Awareness And Response
Without a doubt, accidents happen and buildings are sometimes in need of repair. Guests or customers can be expected to exercise reasonable caution walking on hazardous surfaces. Falls that result from dangerous surfaces become the owner’s responsibility when he or she was aware of the problem (or could reasonably have been expected to know about it) and failed to take action.
Talk to an attorney at our office in New York to find out if you have a case and how we can help you collect what you need for a maximum financial and physical recovery. We are here to help. We can be reached via email or by telephone at 800-807-2826 to arrange a free initial consultation.