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Yakov Mushiyev & Associates, P.C. in Rosedale, NY wants to help those who have slipped, tripped, and fallen on someone else’s property.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Have You Ever Slipped, Tripped or Fallen due to the negligence of someone else?

Slipping, tripping, and falling are common causes of injuries. These normally occur whenever a property owner or manager does not perform the necessary risk assessments for safety. By law, the property owner is responsible for managing the safety measures of the area to prevent or minimize accidents among anyone who is within the premises.

Whenever the safety risks of a place are not assessed and addressed, everyone in that location has the potential to get injured. In the event an accident happens because of safety negligence, there is a legitimate basis to file a claim against the property manager or owner.

Effects of This Type of Injury

Every year, thousands of people experience slips, trips, and fall incidents. Some suffer relatively minor musculoskeletal injuries, such as bruises and cuts. However, there are others who get seriously injured, suffering dislocations, fractures, and concussions.

Possible Causes of This Injury

Slips, trips, and falls can be caused by a simple leak that causes the floor or stairs to be slippery. These accidents also happen whenever there are cracked, chipped, or uneven concrete floors. Another reason is insufficient lighting in accident-prone areas.

Common Slip, Trip, and Fall Situations

A lot of slip, trip, and fall accidents happen in the workplace because of employer negligence. You can also get injured in a commercial establishment, such as a restaurant. In addition, you could get hurt in a public area by slipping on the sidewalk or falling in a manhole.

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Legal Aspects of a Slip, Trip, and Fall Injury

A slip, trip, and fall accident not only causes physical injury but also hurts you financially. For instance, a sprained ankle may result in time off work as well as costly medical bills. A serious head or back injury will do even more damage, as you may need to undergo surgery and long-term care.

Every property owner or manager is obliged to keep all work areas free of any obstructions that may cause you to slip, trip, and fall. If someone else’s negligence causes you to have an avoidable injury, you have every right to file a claim.

Our firm is highly experienced in handling slip, trip, and fall cases. We will do everything we can to help you get fully compensated for the injuries you sustain. If we can clearly establish that there was negligence on the part of a property owner or manager, your claim should include medical bills, the potential work income you lose, and other relevant damages.