Trips, Slips and Falls – Types and Causes

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Slip and fall or trip and fall injuries can be serious. These falls affect thousands of people each year in New York. Municipalities and property owners can be held liable for injuries occurring on the premises. This area of law is known as premises liability. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, or trip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information call Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. at 718-619-4215, 914-357-8911 or Fax on 914-428-4126. You can also email at whc@cooper-law.com. Visit www.cooper-law.com.

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Trips, Slips and Falls – Types and Causes

  1. 1. Trips, Slips and Falls – Types and Causes Disclaimer: The contents of this page are general in nature. Please use your discretion while following them. The author does not guarantee legal validity of the tips contained herein. Ph. No.: ​718-619-4215, 914-357-8911 E-mail: whc@cooper-law.com www.cooper-law.com
  2. 2. Premises Liability – Trips, Slips and Falls • Slip and fall or trip and fall injuries can be serious. These falls affect thousands of people each year in New York. • Municipalities and property owners can be held liable for injuries occurring on the premises. This area of law is known as premises liability. • If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, or trip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
  3. 3. Premises Liability – Trips, Slips and Falls • It is the property owner’s duty to warn visitors of unreasonably dangerous conditions. The property owner must also maintain the property in such a way as to prevent hazardous situations. • Premises liability cases can arise from injuries sustained in hotels, airports, residential or commercial buildings, restaurants and bars, shopping areas, parking lots, sidewalks, and public spaces.
  4. 4. Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. - Slips and Falls Lawyer • The New York slip and fall attorneys at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. will make sure you are treated fairly and will help you recover monetary damages for your case. • Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. in White Plains will review the details of your accident to determine if you have a case against the owner of the property or the municipality.
  5. 5. Types of Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries There are four basic types of slip / trip-and-fall injuries: • 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.
  6. 6. Types of Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries • 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.
  7. 7. Causes of Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents • • • • • • • Negligent property maintenance Poor lighting Slippery floors Structural defects Uneven floors or elevators Broken stairs Falling objects
  8. 8. Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. Slips, Trips and Falls Attorney, White Plains, NY Ph. No.: ​212-385-1954, 718-619-4215, 914-357-8911 E-mail: whc@cooper-law.com www.cooper-law.com

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