Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents Lawyer
Much as we'd like to be safe as we go about our daily routine, accidents happen. Who would have thought that even when just traveling on foot, people could get badly injured because of someone else's negligence? Here at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C., we know how hard it is to recover from the physical, emotional, and financial trauma accidents bring. This is why our personal injury attorneys work hard to help people reach a favorable settlement with their personal injury claims.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
You might have just gone out for an errand or a quick stroll, but lo and behold, you end up being rushed to the emergency room or a doctor's clinic. On what instances do slip and fall accidents occur?

  • Wet and slippery floors that are either newly mopped or awaiting cleanup with no warning signs in sight.
  • Floors cluttered with merchandise, equipment, or trash that may cause people to trip and injure themselves.
  • Failure to remove snow and ice that accumulate on sidewalks, steps, parking lots, stairs, and other walkways that may cause people to slip resulting in injury.
  • Damaged carpets and mats, floor tiles and boards, and stair treads or handrails that have been neglected thereby contributing to a person's fall or accident.
  • Poorly lighted spaces that make it difficult for people to recognize changes in the surface that they walk on. Abrupt changes in lighting are said to cause temporary vision loss which can also cause accidents.
  • Uneven walkways or gaps between sidewalk segments that may cause people to trip or fall.
  • Open potholes, trenches, and ditches that are left uncovered, unfenced, and unmarked with safety warnings.

Establishments That Should Constantly Keep an Eye on Slip and Fall Hazards
  • Grocery stores, malls, shopping centers, and restaurants where foot traffic is high.
  • Theaters, arenas, and stadiums where large public performances are regularly held.
  • Parks and playgrounds where children and adults spend their leisure time on.
  • Retirement homes where the fragile elderly are cared for. We should also note that the elderly are vulnerable to serious slip and fall accidents wherever they are.
  • Workplaces such as construction sites, manufacturing plants, and offices.
  • Residential property owners.

If you or a loved one is a victim of any of these unfortunate slip and fall accidents, consult with a personal injury lawyer from Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. and we will go the distance to bring you the justice you deserve. If you live in the neighborhoods of New York City, we can help.