“Slip and Fall” simply put, refers to any accident occurring on property. Every year, close to 30,000 deaths in the United States are caused by household accidents alone. This amounts to a death every 18 minutes. However, there is also one disabling injury every four seconds as a result of household mishaps. These statistics are an indication of how dangerous even familiar surroundings can be. Broken steps, torn carpeting, poor lighting, slippery floors, falling ceilings, mis-leveling elevators, overcrowding, and other hazards are far more common than the average person even imagines. While not as numerous as transportation-related accidents, thousands of premises liability (Slip and Fall ) cases are brought in NYC involving the following:
Typical Locations for Slip and Fall Accidents
- Private homes, apartment buildings and other dwellings
- Shopping malls and stores
- Commercial (office) buildings
- Garages and parking lots
- Theatres of all kinds
- Sports stadiums and arenas
- Swimming pools
- Abandoned property
- Inadequate security
- Restaurants, bars and nightclubs
- Stairways, ramps and driveways
- Elevators and escalators
Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident (premises related accident) , please contact us today for Devon Reiff, NYC slip and fall accident lawyer.