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If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you might be wondering if it’s time to speak with a team of attorneys for trusted counsel. At the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky, we know that many of our clients understand the basics of premises liability — but many others do not. If you have additional questions regarding slip and fall accidents, please don’t hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience to speak with a trusted slip and fall attorney in New York.

Landowners are responsible for ensuring that their properties — whether business premises or personal residences — are reasonably safe.

When you get injured on someone’s property, the owner may be liable for any injuries you suffer, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains

The injuries you suffer in a slip and fall accident can cause physical and emotional pain and suffering, and they can result in lost wages and hefty medical bills.

What Is Considered “Reasonably Safe” in a Slip & Fall Case?

A viable slip and fall claim hinges on the argument that a landowner did not keep their property “reasonably safe.” But what exactly does this mean? What one person considers to be “reasonably safe” might not fit another person’s definition.

When it comes to slip and fall injury claims, the law assesses if the property owner knew, or should have known, about the danger and if he/she subsequently took action to correct it. An attorney will also assess the injured person’s involvement in the accident and whether he/she was reasonably careful on the property.

In many premises liability claims, the landowner was not aware of the danger on their property.

In these cases, we may look to answer:

  • Was the dangerous condition something that the property owner would have had control over? Inclement weather, for example, often causes slip and fall injuries but is not something that a property owner could control.
  • Did the dangerous condition exist long enough that the property should have known about it?
  • If a foreign object on the ground caused the injury, was there a valid reason for this object to be there?
  • If the injury was related to building or premises disrepair, does the property owner regularly inspect the premises for damage and necessary repairs?

In cases where the property owner knew about the dangerous conditions, we may seek to answer:

  • Was there any way that the property owner could have warned visitors about the damage?
  • Did the property owner have concrete plans in place to repair the damage?
  • Did an unnecessary amount of time pass between when the property owner discovered the damage and when he/she arranged for repairs to be made?

Additionally, we would examine if the injured party was reasonably careful on the premises. An injured person must have had a valid reason for being on the property — someone who was knowingly trespassing wouldn’t have a tenable injury claim. Visitors, just like landowners, are expected to demonstrate reasonable care. A visitor who failed to pay attention to a barrier or warning sign, for example, likely wouldn’t have a strong claim.

There are many factors that come into play when determining reasonable care. If you have any questions or concerns about how this might affect your own injury claim, consulting with a New York slip and fall lawyer is often the wisest way to proceed.

Contact Laurence C. Tarowsky, Attorney at Law

If you’ve fallen on another person’s property as the result of landowner negligence, we may be able to assist you in recovering damages for your injuries. By pursuing litigation against a negligent property owner, you may be able to help prevent other people from being injured in the same way that you were.

Many slip and fall accidents occur due to dangerous or hazardous conditions on other people’s property. If you’ve been a victim, contact Laurence C. Tarowsky, Attorney at Law to have your case assessed by one of the top premises liability attorneys in New York.

Contact us at (212) 947-2099 to set up your free consultation. We serve clients across New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.

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