A slip and fall accident can be a serious ordeal. Under certain conditions, the surfaces you navigate can be treacherous and lead to injuries that can impact your life for years. Walking on sidewalks and through parking lots can be dangerous if you slip on snow or ice or trip on uneven, cracked pavement. If the person responsible knew or should have known about the condition and didn’t fix the issue within a reasonable amount of time, you could recover damages if you were seriously injured. Even walking through a supermarket can be hazardous if the staff leaves a spill in an aisle. When claiming damages, municipals are held to a different standard than a regular property owner. Knowing the laws of premise liability is invaluable when deciding to take legal action. If you need quality legal services, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish.
The walking surfaces of White Plains, the Bronx, and all of Westchester County can be dangerous to navigate. When you walk on the sidewalks of New York, there are many factors that can lead to injuries, including conditions of the sidewalk and the negligence of a property owner. The conditions of sidewalks can make for hazardous situations that can lead to serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, concussions, and muscle damage. These injuries can lead to overwhelming medical bills and lost wages.
The parking lots and parking garages of White Plains, the Bronx, and all of Westchester County allow easy access to a variety of commercial, public, and private properties, including office buildings, schools, shopping malls, apartments, and airports, just to name a few. Property owners are responsible for the conditions of their parking structures. They are liable to keep the surfaces reasonably free of hazards that can cause parking lot accidents.
When you are walking the sidewalks and streets of White Plains, Westchester County, the Bronx, and New York City, snow and ice can cause dangerous conditions on the surface of walkways. In the bustling cities of the New York City metropolitan area, people are injured regularly because of snow and ice slip and falls. If you slip and fall, you could endure various serious injuries, some of which could have a lasting effect on your life. You could face injuries, including bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, and concussions. A slip and fall on snow and ice can physically and financially impact your life for years.
While navigating the streets, sidewalks, and parking lots of White Plains, the Bronx, and Westchester County, you could be walking on the property of the village, town, or city. Like other property owners, the municipality is responsible for keeping their property reasonably clear of hazards that could put a citizen in danger. If a municipality knew or should have known about a hazard and did nothing to fix the problem, they could be held accountable. If you were injured on the property of the government, you could recover damages for your injuries.
Commercial, municipal, and private landowners must abide by the law that protects citizens from injuries caused by negligence. We assume that owners of a property will do their best to prevent and remove hazards that can lead to injuries. Sadly, this is not always the case and negligence leads to a variety of injuries, some being quite severe. Some state and federal regulations have been drafted to protect the rights of citizens who have been injured when on another person’s property for legitimate reasons. Depending on the applicable scenario, customers, social guests, employees, and those just passing through are able to hold negligent parties responsible for injuries. Negligence can be established if the landowner knew or should have known about the hazard and did nothing to correct the problem.
Consumers in a supermarket are usually unaware of the hazards that can cause them harm when navigating the aisles for groceries. We hope that the staff of the supermarket offers clients the care and diligence to constantly and consistently monitor the store aisles for anything that could potentially injure their customers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, hazards are left unattended, leading to injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a supermarket, you should consider your legal options. Not all supermarkets are maintained up to a responsible standard. If you are injured because of someone’s negligence, you could be burdened with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and an uncertain future.