Falling down can lead to serious injuries. We can help you get justice
Especially during the winter months, the risk of falling down is an ever-present danger in New York. Falls may seem like a trivial, everyday occurrence, but they can lead to serious injuries. Broken bones can keep victims immobilized or out of work for weeks or months. Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other permanent damage can result from a fall.
A fall down, or a slip and fall accident, can happen for any number of reasons:
- Property owner ignores safety codes
- Poor maintenance: torn carpeting, broken handrails, uneven floor in a building
- Narrow stairways and lack of railings
- Poor lighting
While anyone can be injured in a fall, certain people are particularly vulnerable. The elderly are more at risk because of their limited mobility, and they are especially likely to suffer broken bones that may never heal properly. Caretakers are responsible for providing safe environments to prevent those falls from happening.
Children, too, are at risk because their natural curiosity and energy lead them to explore. Property owners who can reasonably expect children to be present should exercise a high degree of caution about which areas a child can access and which are fenced off or locked.
If you've been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you have the right to hold the property owner responsible for the hazard that caused the accident. At the Law Offices of James Morris, we've been bringing justice to the injured for decades. We know the arguments insurance companies use to whittle down personal injury claims, and we'll argue your case in negotiations and in court.