The biggest snowstorm to hit the northeastern United States so far this winter left behind over a foot of snow, widespread power outages, significant travel disruptions, black ice and slippery sidewalks. Thousands of people are injured each year when they trip, or slip and fall on an icy sidewalk.
Premises liability law covers slip and fall and other types of accidents caused by dangerous conditions on someone else’s property. In order for a property owner to be held legally responsible for injuries sustained by an individual slipping and falling, one of the following must be true:
- That the property owner knew about the dangerous condition and did not attempt to correct it
- The property owner should have known about the dangerous condition and should have taken steps to prevent injuries, as a “reasonable person” would have done
- That the property owner created the dangerous condition which led to the accident
New York slip and fall accidents are very complex and often difficult to prove. A thorough understanding of the ever-changing and fact-specific laws regarding the various and numerous incidents that result in premises liability is essential to successful legal representation.
At Figeroux & Associates, we understand these factors and will go beyond the obvious to find the person responsible for the negligence that caused you injury or suffering. Contact us at 718-834-0190, for a free consultation.