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White Plains Slip and Fall Lawyers
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According to the New York State Department of Health, falls are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations for children under the age of 14 and adults 25 and over. Additionally, for New Yorkers 45 years and older, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury fatalities.
Falls can happen anywhere, but most are completely preventable. When an employer or property owner fails to maintain a safe premises, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries. Slip, trip, and fall cases can result in serious, catastrophic injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in five falls results in a serious injury requiring hospitalization. Tragically, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries.
Common injuries in slip and fall cases include:
- Ankle fractures
- Broken Bones
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Hip fractures
- Wrist and arm injuries
- Back injuries
Our experienced White Plains slip and fall lawyers can help you get the compensation you need after an injury. When you retain our law firm, we are more than just your attorney; we are your representative in and out of the courtroom. Contact the seasoned injury lawyers at Injured 914 today to discuss your case and get started on your recovery. Call (914) 368-7168 today for a FREE consultation.
Workplace Slip and Fall Injuries
The National Safety Council regularly ranks falls as a leading cause of preventable injury-related death and non-fatal injuries in the United States. Falls are also a leading cause of injury and death on worksites across the United States. Construction workers are most at risk for injuries related to falls. Tens of thousands of workers are injured each year because of negligence or inadequate safety regulations.
Adhering to industry safety standards put forth by regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would save tens of thousands of lives. According to OSHA, the most frequently cited standards violations were related to falls, including failure to provide adequate fall protection, lack of scaffolding safety measures, and failure to follow ladder guidelines. If employers followed safety guidelines, including providing the right equipment and training employees on fall prevention, there would be far fewer work-related injuries and deaths.
Grocery and Department Store Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases
Nobody expects to get injured while grocery shopping, but it happens frequently. When a liquid gets spilled and never cleaned up despite the store being notified of the hazard or a pallet gets left in the middle of an aisle, serious injury can result.
Other common causes of retail slip and fall cases noted by the CDC include:
- Slippery surfaces caused by spills
- Inclement weather such as ice, snow, or rain
- Tripping caused by loose mats or rugs
- Boxes or containers creating obstructed walkways
- Poor lighting
- Poorly maintained walking surfaces (e.g. cords and hoses left out, or surface irregularities such as ripped or bumpy carpet)
Property owners must be held liable when they fail to provide a safe premises for retail shoppers. Whether you were injured at a grocery store, supermarket, clothing store, or convenience shop, we can help. You should never have to pay for someone else’s negligence.
Contact Injured 914 today to speak directly to a White Plains slip and fall lawyer.
Who Is Held Liable in a Slip and Fall Accident? Actual and Constructive Notice
If you were injured in a slip or fall accident due to dangerous conditions at someone else’s property, the property owner can be held liable. According to New York state law regarding premises liability cases, it must be proven that the owner knew about the danger and failed to do anything about it, or that he or she should have known about the danger.
The first type of notice is called “Actual Notice,” where it can be proven that the property owner was fully aware of the hazard that ended up causing the slip or fall accident, and failed to fix the danger or properly warn visitors about it.
However, it can be more difficult to prove that the owner had full knowledge of something and was negligent. Instead, your slip and fall lawyer can also attempt to prove “constructive notice,” which means that the danger was so obvious that the property owner should have known about the hazard. Property owners are expected to regularly inspect their property and identify potentially dangerous conditions, and correct them.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover in a Slip and Fall Case?
The outcome of injury cases vary widely and depend on the circumstances of the accident and severity of the injuries. However, our slip and fall lawyers know how to fight for the maximum amount of compensation available in your case so that you can make a full recovery.
Our legal team can pursue damages on your behalf for the following:
- Medical bills for injuries sustained in the slip, trip, or fall accident
- Bills associated with ongoing care and/or therapy
- Lost income from being unable to work
- Pain and suffering
Injured in a Slip or Fall Accident? Contact Injured 914 for a Free Consultation
At Injured 914, we have recovered over $100,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We are committed to providing you compassionate, dedicated representation. With over 100 years of combined experience, our lawyers know what it takes to get the maximum recovery available in your case. Contact our office today at (914) 368-7168.