Slip, Trip, and Fall Attorneys – Westchester County, White Plains, New York
Premises liability cases have become common in personal injury litigation because, though they may seem routine, slip / trip-and-fall injuries can be severe. Our attorneys serving Westchester County, White Plains, and all of New York have a proven record of success in premises liability and negligence cases. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip / trip-and-fall accident, let the attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP help you acquire the compensation you deserve.
About Premises Liability
In premises liability cases involving slip / trip-and-fall accidents, property owners may be responsible for injuries sustained by people present on their properties. Of course, there are many factors to consider, but generally speaking it is the property owner’s duty to warn visitors of unreasonably dangerous conditions and to maintain the property in such a way as to prevent hazardous situations. If you or someone you know has sustained a slip / trip-and-fall injury, our attorneys serving Westchester County, White Plains, and all of New York can help.
Premises liability cases can occur practically anywhere, but it is important to remember that the property owner and the visitor can both possess some degree of responsibility for the injury. Premises liability cases can arise from injuries sustained in hotels, airports, residential or commercial buildings, restaurants and bars, shopping centers, parking lots, sidewalks, and public spaces. To find out more about who is to blame in a slip / trip-and-fall incident, contact our attorneys serving White Plains, Westchester County, and all of New York. Contact the attorneys of Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP to schedule a consultation.
Types of Slip / Trip-and-Fall Injury
There are four basic types of slip / trip-and-fall injuries, all equally severe.
- Trip and Fall: Caused by an object placed in a normally clear walkway, such as a box in the aisle of a store.
- Slip and Fall: When a surface is left greasy, wet, or icy with no indication of its hazardous condition.
- Step and Fall: Caused by stepping into an unanticipated hole in the ground, such as an uncovered manhole or a broken stair.
- Stump and Fall: When a dangerous obstruction is placed in a passageway, such as a jutting brick in a brick sidewalk or a door jam that is higher than the surrounding floor.
Causes of Slip / Trip-and-Fall Accidents
Many factors contribute to slip / trip-and-fall accidents, but generally it is negligent property maintenance that is to blame. Some common causes of slip / trip-and-fall injuries include poor lighting, slippery floors, structural defects, uneven floors or elevators, cracked sidewalks, broken stairs, and falling objects. Oftentimes, safety precautions and regular maintenance can prevent such accidents from taking place.
Contact Our Premises Liability Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to receive a settlement. At Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP, our personal injury lawyers have experience in premises liability litigation and can help you build a case.Contact our slip / trip-and-fall attorneys serving Westchester County, White Plains, and all of New York today.