5 Slip and Fall Injuries
If you have been involved in a slip and fall injury, you may be feeling frustrated. Your lifestyle may have been affected after the incident and you want to know what can be done. Will you be able to file a claim? This is something you might want to ask an experienced attorney. Here are 5 slip and fall injuries.
Slip and Fall Accident Cases
Each year, slip and fall incidents lead to approximately 300,000 disabling injuries and 17,000 accidental deaths. Many of those occur because of lack of care on the part of a property owner or manager. To be successful with an injury claim, your slip & fall attorney must prove that an unsafe condition existed on the premises, the owner created the condition; or the owner or manager knew or should have known that the condition existed; and there was enough time for either proper warning signs to be posted or for the condition to be repaired prior to the fall, but no one did so.
There are many causes of slip and fall injuries:
- Ice or snow on sidewalks and entrance ways
- Faulty railings
- Debris or equipment left out on a construction site
- Unexpected changes in floor level
- Poor lighting conditions
Injured on Ice or Snow Because of a Fall
With the freezing temperatures in WNY, there are many issues that need to be addressed in slip and fall cases on ice or snow. The most important issue obviously is what the climatological conditions were at the time when the person slipped and fell. Most importantly, it’s for us to determine whether the condition existed for a certain period of time.
Just like all premise liability cases, we’re in a position where we must show that the owner or the person who has responsibility over the premises knew of the problem that was existing on the property. Now, how do we show that? We can show that people knew by the fact that they walked over the property themselves, and we do that by the climatological data.
That climatological data includes things such as the weather report, or data from the national weather service. We hire experts, and that expert will come in and tell us how long the condition existed. For example, if there is a change in precipitation, change in temperature, or things along that nature, we would have that analyzed by the expert who will testify for our case in that regard.
If you need representation due to a slip and fall injury, contact our experienced WNY lawyers Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.