Slip and fall refers to a wide variety of accidents that can occur because of dangerous or hazardous conditions on someone else’s property. Falls can cause many injuries including including broken bones, brain, and spinal cord injuries. Depending on the severity of the injury, medical expenses and loss of wages can lead to significant financial strain.
At Ely, Bettini, Ulman, Rosenblatt & Ozer, we have successfully handled slip and fall cases for over 50 years.
Falls can be the result of temporary conditions such as water, snow, or ice, or the result of more permanent conditions like poor flooring, holes/gaps in flooring or ground, or poor lighting. If the fall occurred on someone else’s property, the landowner or business owner may be held liable if the fall resulted in an injury.
The landowner or business proprietor can be held liable if they knew or should have known of the hazardous condition and had adequate time to resolve the condition, but were negligent in doing so.
If you have received an injury due to slipping, tripping, or falling, it is imperative to seek medical attention. As soon as possible, you should contact our firm and try to do the following: photograph the scene, take names and information from witnesses to the fall or the conditions that caused the fall, make a record of the incident, and retain all medical records.
If the accident occurred at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits.