Imagine all the places you visit every day – hotels, shopping centers, businesses, apartments and private homes. When you step onto someone else’s property, you are entitled to know that the area is safe. However, as is all too often the case in New York, people are injured in slip, trip and fall accidents when property owners neglect their responsibilities. When this happens, you may be entitled to compensation. There are many different kinds of incidents that fall into this category. Common incidents include:
- Weather hazards, such as snow and ice on walkways
- Sidewalks that are raised, cracked or obstructed
- Stairs that are broken, worn or missing
- Wet or slippery floors
- Handrails that are broken, missing or poorly designed
- Carpets that are loose, torn or uneven
- Poor lighting
- Unmarked stairs or ramps between “split-level” areas
- Unexpected obstacles in walkways and store aisles
- Loose floor tiles
- Faulty pool fencing, gates or locks
- Falling objects, such as from store shelves or from buildings
Raymond Ardito, Esq. and his staff have handled thousands slip, trip and fall cases and understand the unique issues presented by each type of case.
ARDITO LAW FIRM, P.C. works with qualified experts, such as architects and engineers, who can give scientific testimony that relates to your accident when necessary.
Don’t Wait! Government and municipal agencies may be responsible for maintaining these areas. If so, generally speaking, a written notice of claim must be filed within 90 days from the date of the accident. The failure to file this document can be fatal to an otherwise valid claim.
Whenever possible, we recommend that you take pictures of the scene as soon after the accident as possible. Sometimes, this is the only way to get documented evidence of what caused your accident since the scene may change before anyone else can get to it.
It is essential that you contact ARDITO LAW FIRM, P.C. as soon as possible following a slip, trip or fall accident so that we can protect your rights and you can focus on your recovery.
Let us start working for you. There is no fee or obligation unless we are able to get a recovery for you or your loved one.
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