Winter is fast approaching. Soon, sidewalks and streets will be covered in ice, water will be tracked onto store floors, and walking will not be as safe as it usually is. Slip-and-fall accidents increase in the winter time. Those in New York who are injured in such incidents may have legal recourse.
While slip-and-fall accidents can happen at any time, they are particularly common during winter weather months. Property owners have to take great care in order to keep sidewalks and parking lots clear. Indoor floors must also be kept clean and dry. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
This winter season, if you trip on ice chunks left outside, have a slip-and-fall on a sidewalk or parking lot that has not been tended to properly, slip inside on a wet floor or suffer an injury due to any other dangerous property condition, you may have the right to seek compensation for your losses. In order to do so, it will be necessary to show that the property owner failed in his or her responsibility to keep the property free of hazards. This is not always an easy task.
Thankfully, New York residents who have been hurt in slip-and-fall accidents can turn to legal counsel for assistance. An experienced attorney can review your case and fully investigate the matter in order to determine if going to court is appropriate. If it is, the necessary steps to establish property owner negligence can be taken. To learn more about slip-and-fall accidents and how an attorney can help you seek monetary relief for your losses, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.