Pedestrians across the city are forced to navigate hazardous conditions created by winter weather each year. These conditions, such as icy sidewalks, slick parking lots, and snow-covered stairways, are accidents waiting to happen.
Slip and Fall
Personal Injury Attorney Serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & New York City Areas
Winter weather in New York City can bring hazardous conditions and an increased risk of injury. Slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice are a common cause of injuries like broken bones, concussions, and sprains. Per section 7-210 of the New York City Administrative Code, property owners have specific obligations for maintaining safe sidewalks and lots.
Construction work is risky, even in perfect weather. Intense physical demands, use of heavy machinery and equipment, and use of chemicals are just some of the ways this career puts construction workers in harm’s way. When cold weather, ice, and snow are added into the mix, the dangers pile up.
As cold temperatures, snow, and ice move in, even a walk across the street for coffee becomes treacherous. Slip and fall accidents caused by snow and ice can cause serious injuries and can leave you with a stack of medical bills, an inability to work and resulting lost wages, and a range of other expenses.
Property owners have a duty to take reasonable action to prevent accidents due to snow, ice, and wet conditions. This applies to exterior areas such as sidewalks and parking lots, as well as interior walkways and stairways.
Who Is Liable After a Slip and Fall Accident at Work?
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, emotional distress, loss of income, and other devastating consequences for the victim. Property owners are required to maintain a safe environment for visitors. When dangerous conditions exist and cause injuries, the property owner may be liable for damages. You will need the assistance of personal injury attorney Reid B. Wissner to help you determine if you have a slip and fall case and the best way to pursue compensation for your suffering.
I Fell On A Broken Sidewalk. Who Is Liable?
Can A Family Member Be Sued For A Slip & Fall?
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.