New York Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
The Fitzgerald Law Firms have over 40 years of experience successfully representing people injured in New York slip and fall accidents. In one case a 68 year old man slipped and fell on snow and ice on the sidewalk abutting a public school in Brooklyn. The New York City plows had pushed the snow and ice from the street up on the sidewalk. The school superintendent claimed that he had plowed the sidewalks clean and had created pathways through the mounds of snow to the street.
Attorney John Fitzgerald presented compelling weather data charts that indicated that substantial snow had fallen after the clearing of snow and ice as per the school superintendent’s log. The Fitzgerald Law Firms obtained a jury verdict of $750,000.
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New York Slip and Fall Accidents
Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of injury in the United States. The two most common types of falls are same level falls and elevated level falls. Both can result in serious injury, but elevated level falls usually account for the more serious of the two.
- Same-level falls include falls as a result of water, ice or snow, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, objects in walking path or, a hole or depression in the surface. New York slip and fall lawyers should be consulted.
- Elevated falls are less frequent but often times more dangerous. Common elevated falls are falling down stairs or off a scaffold at a construction site. A New York slip and fall accident attorney should be consulted.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, the landowner or business proprietor might be liable for your injuries. Property owners are responsible for injuries that occur as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on their property, which the owner knew about, or should have known about. The Fitzgerald Law Firm has successfully helped clients receive compensation for there pain and suffering, medical bills and loss of wages resulting from New York slip and fall accident injury.