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New York Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Slip and fall accidents are a serious matter. They can cause severe injuries with life-altering consequences for the victim. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, contact Moore Kuehn today. Our New York personal injury lawyers have a record of success representing seriously injured victims.

Why Choose Moore Kuehn?

  • Our premises liability lawyers have more than 20 years of experience, and we have never lost a case.
  • We provide custom-tailored representation, crafting our strategies to meet your unique needs.
  • You can expect personalized service, including direct access to your attorney, when we handle your slip and fall accident matter.

Slip and Fall Accident Statistics

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI):

  • Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the U.S.
  • Slip and falls account for more than one million visits per year.
  • 5% of people who fall suffer fractures.
  • Slip and fall accidents are the primary cause of lost days from work.
  • Slip and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.
  • Floors and flooring materials directly contribute to more than two million fall injuries every year.
  • Falls are the number one cause of accidental injury.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Contributing factors to slip and fall accidents include surface conditions, environmental conditions, ladders and stairs, and occupational hazards. Common causes of slip and falls include:

  • Floors that were recently mopped or waxed
  • Uneven surfaces with no warning signs
  • Loose floorboards, rugs, or mats
  • Spilled liquids that are not promptly cleaned up
  • Splashed oil or grease that is not removed
  • Ice that is not salted
  • Potholes in parking lots
  • Debris or trash on the floor
  • Poor lighting that makes it difficult to see
  • Transitions from one type of floor surface to another
  • Stairways with broken or missing handrails

Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, particularly to older adults. Among the most common injuries sustained in slip and falls are:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Shoulder dislocation and muscle strain
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Knee damage
  • Contusions and abrasions

Who Is Liable?

If your slip and fall accident occurred on someone else’s property, the owner or manager may be liable for your injuries. After a thorough investigation, our experienced premises liability lawyers can determine cause and liability.

Why You Need an Attorney

If your fall was caused by the negligence of a property owner or manager, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, loss of income during your recovery, and pain and suffering. However, establishing property owner negligence and liability is not always cut and dried. You must prove that the property owner knew, or should have known, of the unsafe condition, but failed to address it. It is in your best interests to have an experienced premises liability attorney by your side.

Contact Our Firm Today

If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Call Moore Kuehn as soon as possible. We operate on a contingency fee basis and will not charge you any fees unless we win your case.

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