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Snow and ice are common sights in NYC. However, their frequency does not relieve property owners of the duty to clean up snow and ice to prevent falls and other accidents on their premises. Slips and falls can lead to serious injuries and losses, and accident victims have the right to seek compensation from those responsible for them.
A slip and fall lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you navigate the claims process and hold the at-fault party responsible for the injuries you suffered. Call us at (212) 564-2800 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.
If you slipped and fell on snow or ice, you might be wondering whether you need a lawyer to help with your accident claim.
The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you with your claim by:
When you hire our firm, you can rest assured that you have a strong legal advocate in your corner.
Jay S. Knispel formerly served as a Senior Trial Attorney for a major national insurance company, so he knows the other side’s process and how they think. As a personal injury litigator, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients. He has been named in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Verdict Searches’ publication of Top New York Verdicts.
Contact us today for an honest assessment of your slip and fall case.
According to the National Safety Council, falls are the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. However, this safety agency also says that falls are 100% preventable.
The agency says that fall-related injuries are the leading cause of:
Additionally, the New York Department of Health says that falls occur in predictable and preventable patterns.
All property owners have the responsibility of maintaining their premises in a safe condition that prevents injuries to others. Additionally, the NYC Administrative Code requires all property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in front of, on the side of, and in the back of their properties after the snowfall stops.
Property owners may be responsible for clearing the snow and ice within four hours of the end of the snowfall, depending on what time the snow stops. Property owners who fail to follow these rules are subject to fines and may also be held responsible for injuries that occur on their property due to their negligence.
Any of the following parties may be responsible for snow or ice-related slips and falls in NYC:
Identifying the cause of the accident and who is responsible for maintenance is the first step to establishing your right to compensation. Our NYC premises liability attorneys can help, so reach out now.
Taking the following steps after a slip and fall can help you protect your health and premises liability claim:
And, of course, contact a skilled New York City premises liability lawyer to help you with your claim.
If you slipped or fell on ice or snow in NYC, New York, do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers. Call us or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.
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