Premises Liability– Trips, Slips and Falls

Premises Liability – Trips, Slips and Falls

Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can lead to painful injuries. Municipalities and property owners can be held liable for injuries occurring on the premises. This area of law is known as premises liability. Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. will review the details of your accident to determine if you have a case against the property owner or the municipality.

Slip and fall and trip and fall injuries can be serious, and affect thousands of people each year. A property owner can be held liable for your injuries, which is known as premises liability. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The New York slip and fall attorneys at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. will make sure you are treated fairly and will help you recover monetary damages.

Causes of slip / trip-and-fall accidents

  • Falling objects or falling debris
  • Dog bite
  • Wet floors
  • Fires and burn injuries
  • Elevator accidents
  • Exposure to toxins or chemicals
  • Drowning accidents
  • Lack of proper security that leads to injury

Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Apartment buildings
  • Shopping malls
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants
  • Night clubs
  • Parks
  • Private homes

If you have fallen on someone else’s property, then you need to be aware of your legal rights. The liability of the property owner depends on the jurisdiction where the accident occurred. Usually, a property owner is responsible for injuries that occur on the property when he or she knew of the unsafe conditions. The same applies if they caused the accident or knew about the unsafe conditions, but did nothing to correct the problem. A property owner can also be held liable if he or she should have known about the danger.

We have successfully represented slip and fall and trip and fall cases against private landowners, commercial landowners and municipalities.

Compensation for a slip and fall lawsuit can include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other costs associated with the injuries.

Call Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. today for a FREE case consultation at 914-357-8911.