Many New York property owners may worry about facing a lawsuit if someone slips and falls on their properties. A successful lawsuit may be costly for owners in terms of fines, damages and legal fees. The main component in a slip-and-fall lawsuit centers on whether the property owner created or allowed a condition that caused the accident. In many cases, property owners may be able to reduce the chances of a slip and fall through good property maintenance.
Many things that people do in New York are not completely safe. In a perfect world, everybody would realize this and do everything possible to ensure that their neighbors do not suffer injury. Unfortunately, we often find through our work here at La Sorsa & Beneventano Attorneys at Law that this world is far from the harmonious place we would like it to be.
Nobody is entirely surefooted. Accidents happen in New York, just as they do everywhere else. The difference is that, in this state, we have a very specific set of rules that determine who would be responsible for any injuries you incur from a slip or a fall.
It is one of the most embarrassing mishaps. It happens in a split second so someone does not even have time to think before he or she slips and falls flat on the floor. For New York employers, this scenario can be more than just embarrassing; it can be costly.