Falls On Stairs, Sidewalks And Parking Lots

Have you suffered serious injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall accident? Such accidents can occur in a variety of ways, including falls on stairs, sidewalks and parking lots. Often, property owners simply fail to take adequate steps to protect others from unnecessary risk of harm.

Ellis Law assists victims of slip, trip, fall and similar types of accidents. These include:

  • Slips on ice, "black ice" or snow
  • Trips/falls on defective sidewalks such as holes, raised or uneven sidewalk panels, cracked or crumbling asphalt or concrete, debris or other dangerous conditions
  • Trips/falls on parking lots due to ice, snow, potholes, cracked or crumbling blacktop, raised areas, debris or other dangerous conditions
  • Falls down stairs due to lack of a handrail, broken or uneven steps, or slipperiness
  • All other injuries caused by slips, trips or falls

Property Owner Negligence Claims — What You Should Know

Property owners have a duty to properly manage, supervise and maintain their property. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you may have a basis to obtain compensation through a premises liability claim, which is a type of personal injury claim.

Under New York law, a homeowner or owner of a business property is required to keep his or her property safe and free of dangerous or defective conditions that can cause harm to those walking on the property for any reason. If they fail to do so, their homeowner's or property insurance company may be forced to pay a settlement to the victim.

Even if you think the accident was your own fault, you should talk to the experienced slip, trip and fall lawyers at Ellis Law. You may not recognize that the cause of the accident violates a building code or construction standard, or is otherwise dangerous.

In fact, even if it is determined that the accident was partly your fault, that does not mean you cannot bring a claim. New York law recognizes "comparative negligence," which means that there will be a "comparison" between the percentage of the accident that was your fault and the percentage that was the property owner's fault. You may then be entitled to receive a settlement for the amount representing the FULL value of your injuries, minus the percentage that was your fault.

Put Our Experience To Work For You

Fall accidents can cause broken bones and fractures, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, other serious injuries and fatal injuries. Our attorneys have represented thousands of injury victims. We have extensive experience in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.

Let us put our experience to work for you. We will conduct a full, fact-specific investigation, including such things as taking photographs and measurements, obtaining witness interviews, assessing building code violations, and hiring expert engineering witnesses when necessary. We will ensure your case is presented in the strongest light possible, so you are compensated for the FULL value of your injuries.

We have several convenient office locations throughout New York, including Albany, NYC and Poughkeepsie, and a "Mobile Law Office" staff to come to you anytime, anywhere. We are pleased to offer a free consultation and charge no fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Contact Our Albany Premises Liability Attorneys

With offices in Albany, Poughkeepsie, New York City and numerous other convenient locations, we provide legal representation to clients throughout New York. Through co-counsel relationships with a network of experienced injury lawyers developed over many years, Ellis Law is prepared to assist injury victims with accident claims and wrongful death litigation throughout New York and anywhere in the United States. These law firms assume joint responsibility with us for the case and share the standard legal fees with us. In cases in which we employ co-counsel, our clients benefit from the full resources of "two law firms for the price of one." In other words, there is no additional fee for the client to have full access to the resources of both law firms.

To contact our Poughkeepsie, NYC, Bronx and Albany personal injury lawyers and for accident or injury cases anywhere in New York State or nationwide, call 1-800-LAW-7777 (1-800-529-7777) or 1-800-3-ABOGADO (1-800-322-6423). You may also contact us by email or fill in the simple Injury Answerline® form on this page for answers to your questions or a free case evaluation.

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