Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for visitors. If you suffer injuries because of a slip and fall accident on a public or private property that could have been prevented with proper warning or maintenance, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. Take a look at our slidshare presentation to learn more about slip and fall accidents in NYC.
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If you slipped and fell on ice as a result of poor maintenance by a property owner, but no one saw your fall, you may wonder if you can still sue the property owner for negligence since you have no witnesses to back up your claim. Luckily, this is not a problem.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident while on the job, you likely cannot sue your employer. However, you can sue any negligent third party that may have contributed to your accident, and you can do this on top of collecting workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.
If you were injured after a slip, trip, and fall accident caused by a propery owner's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. NYC personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner has extensive experience helping vicims of falls get the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries. If you fell on a sidewalk, in a store, at a friend's apartment, or anywhere else where you had a reasonable expectation of safe conditions, call us to see if you have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit.
People often wonder if they can sue a family member for a slip, trip, and fall accident. The answer is yes. There is no law barring you from suing a family member if you were injured through their negligence. If you were hurt on a family member's property because of unsafe conditions that they did not address, you can sue them for damages. You may be concerned about taking money from a family member, but if they have insurance, your compensation will be from the insurance company, not directly from your family member.
People often wonder if they can sue their employer when they are hurt on the job. While you can’t sue your employer for an injury, there may be other ways to seek compensation. For example, if you are hurt due to the negligence of a third party, you may be able to sue that responsible party. In this video, Reid B. Wissner discusses how you can obtain the compensation you deserve. Please call Reid B. Wissner Law Offices at 212-406-9288 for a free consultation.
One of the most common places for people to slip, fall, and sustain injury is in a department store or department store parking lot. Wet floors, misplaced rugs, spills, and fallen merchandise are all hazards that can easily cause injury to someone absorbed in shopping and not expecting to have to pay close attention to the floor.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, call NYC personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner for a free consultation. We can handle all the details of your case, including going back to the scene to take pictures, speaking to any witnesses, filing any necessary reports, and so forth. In addition, we can make sure you're compensated appropriately for being out of work due to your injury, whether that's through disability or workers' compensation insurance.
Simply walking down the street can become hazardous in New York City in the winter due to snow, ice, and rain causing slippery conditions. If you are injured after a slip and fall accident on a sidewalk, street, parking lot, stairwell, or other surface, you may be entitled to compensation. It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure that the sidewalks and parking lots adjacent to their building are well maintained and safe, so if you are injured, you may be able to sue.
Here in New York City, we've recently been hit with snowstorms and freezing weather. These conditions make it dangerous to walk outside, even more so if you happen to be elderly or disabled, and yet there is no clear organization or efficiency in clearing safe paths for people to walk or bike on.