Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

There are thousands of slip and fall accident injury claims every year in the state of New York. People fall down stairs, trip on uneven carpet or slip on icy parking lots, all of which may result in significant and lasting injures.

Not every slip or trip is the fault of the property owner, but when it is, the Buffalo slip and fall accident attorneys at Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott and Sugarman can help you get the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills and aid in your physical recovery. Our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience assisting people facing the challenges of personal injury across Erie County.

We serve you with the utmost in personal attention and compassion, giving you the tools and resources you need to seek the compensation you deserve from negligent parties and their insurance companies.

Property Owner Responsibility

  • Generally, property owners are liable for a slip and fall accident injury if they were or should have been aware of a hazard and did nothing about it.
  • Store owners who do not mark wet floors, building owners who do not address poor lighting in stairwells and construction contractors who do not secure their worksites may all be guilty of negligence.
  • Typical injuries in slip and fall accidents are sprains and breaks of the fingers, wrists and elbows, although head and back injuries are also fairly common.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Uneven flooring: Carpeting or flooring that was installed improperly or has worn to the point where it is uneven may cause people to trip and sustain injuries.
  • Snow and ice: In the state of New York, property owners are expected to keep walkways clear of snow and ice and to make people aware of the hazards slippery and uneven footing can represent.
  • Stairways: Building owners have an obligation to make sure stairways are well maintained and lit. They can be held liable if you fall as a result of steps that have fallen into disrepair.

After your injury, speak with a dedicated legal professional at Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott and Sugarman by calling 716-873-6765 or contacting us online. We offer free initial consultations with our skilled attorneys in Buffalo.