Common Causes of New York Parking Lot and Garage Slip-and-Fall Accidents

By WRSMH on March 10, 2016

Property owners in New York City have a legal responsibility to keep their premises reasonably safe for tenants, visitors, and guests. This legal obligation includes not only preventing slip-and-fall accidents from occurring indoor, but also areas that are outside the building such as parking lots and garages.

Here are some of the most common causes of slip-and-fall accidents in parking lots and garages:

  • Uneven pavement and potholes: Large holes and deep cracks in the pavement can result in slippery puddles and dangerous tripping hazards. Property owners must make every effort to fill potholes and to even out large cracks. When a part of the parking area is particularly dangerous and repairs cannot be made right away, property owners must place warning signs around the hazards to warn visitors.

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Who is Responsible for a New York Parking Lot or Garage Slip-and-Fall Accident?

By WRSMH on March 3, 2016

Many slip-and-fall accidents occur indoors after a worker fails to clean up spilled liquid or a sanitation employee doesn’t put up warning signs after mopping the floor. However, not all slip-and-fall accidents occur inside buildings. In fact, it is the responsibility of the property owner and property manager to ensure that all parts of a premises – inside and out – are safe for visitors.

Slip-and-fall accidents are the most common type of incident that lead to parking lot injuries. They most often occur as a result of:

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Steps You Should Take after a New York Slip-and-Fall Accident

By WRSMH on August 2, 2015

NYC Slip and Fall AccidentsAfter most slip-and-fall accidents, the victim is able to dust themselves off and get up feeling little more than embarrassment and a few aches and pains. However, some slip-and-fall accidents result in serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. If you’ve been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, it’s important to protect your rights and have the person or company responsible for your injury held accountable.

Here are a few steps you should take following a New York slip-and-fall accident:

  • Check for injuries. Do not immediately get up and move. Take a moment to assess your body. You don’t want to risk suffering further harm by moving when you are hurt.
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Take Steps to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

By WRSMH on September 15, 2014

As fall weather rolls in and the outdoor air cools down, families throughout New York are starting to spend more time indoors: at home, in schools and workplaces, and in libraries, museums, cafes, and other indoor spaces.

To help protect yourself and those you care about from a slip and fall injury this autumn, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and experienced New York slip and fall accident lawyers recommend you spend some time identifying slip and trip hazards in your home and taking simple steps to remove them. Some items to look for include:

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New York Premises Accident Causes & Injuries

By WRSMH on January 30, 2014

New York premises liability cases involve accidents in which a person is injured on someone else’s property. It can be a business, residence, or public property. When an individual sustains an injury, the owner of the property can be held legally responsible for all damages that resulted from his or her negligence.

There are several factors that can contribute to a New York premises liability injury including, but not limited to:

  • Broken sidewalks
  • Broken stairs
  • Poorly maintained or uneven surfaces
  • Poorly marked or a failure to mark elevation changes
  • Slippery floors
  • Elevator floors that are uneven with the ground

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Attorney Brielle Goldfaden Wins $100,000 for New York Slip-and-Fall Victim

By WRSMH on January 20, 2014

Attorney Brielle Goldfaden of Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP recently won a $100,000 verdict for her client, a victim of a trip-and-fall that led to a serious knee injury on August 6, 2007. The case, Vidor v. 6 Jones Street Associates, revolved around a 54-year-old bus driver who fell in the lobby of an apartment building in the West Village after loose tiles on the floor shifted beneath his feet.

Goldfaden’s case for the victim claimed that the owners of the building were negligent in maintaining the premises and were aware of the dangerous tiles, which led to a hazardous condition. The floor tiles in the lobby had become loose and unstable due to deterioration and two of them completely slipped out of their sockets beneath the victim’s feet.

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