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Slip and Fall Injuries in New York

By Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP  Jun. 23, 2010 8:55a

An unexpected slip and fall or trip and fall injury can change the course of a person's life in an instant. If you or someone you know has experienced this type of injury, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney without hesitation. If the injury occurred due to negligence, poor maintenance or bad construction (as is often the case) then you may very likely qualify for compensation.

Types of Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Injuries

There are many types of injuries that can occur which may cause lasting effects that with the help of a personal injury attorney can be immediately investigated. A few of these include:

  • Tripping or falling on a sidewalk in front of a building due to poor maintenance, objects protruding, holes in the sidewalk and other types of negligence that could cause a person to trip or fall.
  • Objects in a department store that fall on a person causing them injury
  • Wet floors in a supermarket that are not properly marked or perhaps not cleaned up at all causing a slip or fall injury
  • Defective stairs resulting in injury (defective handrails, chipped or worn stairs, poor or insufficient lighting, worn or torn carpet or runners, wetness on stairs)
  • Defective elevators or escalators (starting or stopping too suddenly, elevator not in alignment with floor when it stops, escalator wet ) resulting in injury
  • Crosswalks in need of repair or improperly maintained can cause serious slip or trip and fall accidents and are especially dangerous as you may also have vehicles present.

At our firm, Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP, we specialize in personal injury cases in the New York area. We are dedicated to providing individuals who have been injured with experienced and effective legal representation. We handle slip and fall injuries as well as many other types of personal injury cases. Alan R. Inwood is our leading personal injury attorney with over 25 years of experience. He is a member of the Million Dollar Verdict Club, a group of attorneys who have won settlements and/or verdicts that exceed one million dollars.

Contact a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation if you or someone you know has been injured so we can start helping seek compensation that may be due you based on another's negligence.

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