Are you the victim of
a slip and fall accident that occurred outdoors? Perhaps you slipped and hurt yourself on an icy
or slushy sidewalk? Maybe you tripped over a curb at a dimly lit parking
lot? Whatever the case may be; you could have a viable claim for damages
against the property owner under the theory of premises liability.
Experienced Newburgh slip and fall attorneys know that the most common slip and fall accidents result from icy and
snow-covered walkways, hidden dangers in parking lots, and inadequately
lit outdoor stairways. It’s important to contact your attorney as
soon as possible following your injury.
Weather-related conditions can bring about
a slip and fall accident through the formation of slippery ice and snow. A property owner or possessor
of the premises can become liable for injuries if they allow for an unnatural
accumulation of ice and snow.
To illustrate, negligently removing snow or failing to salt areas highly
frequented by pedestrians creates a preventable slipping hazard. Uneven
surfaces of driveways or parking lots can result in melting ice pooling
in the ground and later refreezing into a dangerous patch of ice.
Although a property owner will most likely not be liable for damages resulting
on public sidewalks situated outside his or her property, liability can
attach if a dangerous condition exists on his or her own private walkways.
Parking lots can be a minefield of
slip and fall accidents. Unfilled cracks and holes can pose hidden dangers to customers entering
and leaving commercial establishments such as shopping malls and grocery
stores. Inadequate lighting can cause pedestrians to trip over curbing.
Poorly lit exterior stairways can result in a victim missing a step and
consequently, sustaining serious injuries.
Liability attaches when the landowner or possessor knew or should have
known about the dangerous condition and failed to remedy the situation
within a reasonable time.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should contact your
experienced and knowledgeable premises liability Newburgh attorney as soon as possible to assess your claim. You should also seek immediate
medical attention. What may seem like a minor injury now may be more serious
than you think. Your attorney can help you obtain compensation for medical
expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Learn more about how to establish liability in a slip and fall case in
our article posted here. Read about indoor slip and fall accidents causing injuries in
our blog post available here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
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