Slip and Fall Accidents – Premises Liability
In Upstate New York, slip and falls are one of the most common injuries caused by the negligence of another. There are many places where falls occur and it is often the property owner who is negligent. A serious fall can happen at your work, while shopping at a store, or visiting a friend’s residence, when the property is not adequately constructed or maintained.
In Upstate New York , slip and fall accidents are common and can result in serious injury and even death.
Slip and fall accidents in Central New York are most common during the winter season when snowy conditions present hazards, including icy sidewalk, roads, parking lots and steps. Slip and fall injuries can happen at any time of year, especially if floors are wet such as in a store or entranceway.
When a property is negligently designed or maintained, they can present a hazardous condition to patrons and employees. Oftentimes, the curb is not designed properly which can lead to unnecessary trip and falls. When the owner of property or business in charge of maintaining the property fails to exercise reasonable care, they may be held legally accountable if these hazardous conditions result in an injury.