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NYC Slip and Fall Accidents: What You Need to Know

Posted in Slip and Fall Accidents,Trip and Fall Accidents on July 3, 2012

Key causes of slip and fall injures

While it is common for people to slip and fall due to general clumsiness, distractions, or carelessness, however, there are many cases in which a slip and fall accident is caused by conditions outside of the control of the victim. Slippery floors or unsafe walkways in New York City are often caused by water, oil, cleaning solutions, slick products (floor wax, banana peels, soft drinks, ketchup, etc.), uneven floors or unsafe conditions (broken tiles, peeling linoleum, damaged wood), and unseen obstacles (a protruding nail, a partially buried object, etc.).

Evidence of negligence is a key factor

Some slip and fall injuries are thrown out by a judge before the case reaches a jury because they are very hard to prove. If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident you need to gather as much information and evidence as possible. Take pictures, get the contact information of people on the scene of the accident, collect the medical case records for your injuries, and find any information you can regarding past slip and fall accidents on the property. Lots of slip and fall cases are dismissed because the victims cannot prove that the defendant caused or knew about the unsafe conditions that could have prevented an injury.

What can I do if I have questions regarding a slip and fall injury?

If you have suffered a slip and fall accident because of someone’s negligence, you have the right to seek legal help and representation for your case. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Don’t become an unfortunate statistic, contact the respected accident law firm at the Law Office of Jay S. Knispel for a free consultation and case review. 

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