Trip and Falls, also known as Slip and Falls, are considered premises liability accidents. These accidents occur on someone’s property and can be because of poor conditions that the property owner, building management company, home or business owner is responsible for. The City of New York or other municipalities may also be held liable for injuries incurred in a trip and fall accident.
Trip and fall accidents quite commonly result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, sprained wrists or ankles, torn or sprained knee ligaments and in some cases, brain injuries.
These accidents can happen in many locations throughout New York:
- On Escalators or Steps
- Parking Lots or Garages
- In the Subway or at Train Stations
- Grocery Stores
- Department Stores
- Restaurants & Bars
- Movie Theatres
- Office & Apartment Buildings
- Private Homes
What Can Cause a Trip and Fall Accident?
There are many factors that can cause a trip and fall accident at someone’s property or out in a public location. Some common causes of these types of accidents include:
- Ice or Snow
- Cracks in Sidewalks
- Poorly Maintained Pavement
- Uneven or Slippery Floors & Surfaces
- Spilled Liquids
- Steep or Slick Steps
- Broken Handrails
- Deteriorated or Unmaintained Tile, Carpet & Other Flooring
- Poor Lighting
- Negligent Security
- Debris or Unmarked Objects in Walkways
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Who is Responsible for a Trip and Fall Accident in New York?
Depending on the circumstances of where the accident takes place, property and building owners, along with management and maintenance companies, merchants and business-owners, home-owners, and public institutions may be held liable for injuries that resulted from a premises accident. Depending on where the accident occurs, the City of New York, or other local municipalities can also be responsible for damages and injures caused by these types of accidents.
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