When fall injuries occur, our premise safety experts will investigate to determine if the cause of the fall was related to a defect or unsafe condition. We will research local building codes and other safety regulations to determine if proper standards were followed. We will seek to determine how long the defect or unsafe condition was present and whether the actions of the premise manager or owner was reasonable and appropriate to prevent falls from happening.
For over 40 years, our attorneys have successfully represented fall victims in state and federal courts obtaining fair and adequate compensation for their personal injuries and economic losses.
Our slip and fall lawyers can assist with all fall cases in New York which have been caused by the negligence of another party, including falls that involved:
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Stay calm, if you your child, family member or other person falls. Take time getting up. If you are in extreme pain, if you cannot get up, seek assistance, and call 911.
When anyone falls and is knocked unconscious, he or she should be immediately taken to a hospital for evaluation. Any delay could be life-threatening. Even if the injured person did not lose consciousness, a blow or jolt to the head can have serious consequences. The possibility of a concussion or other type of brain injury should not be ignored.
If these symptoms develop seek immediate medical attention:
Falls are a leading cause of injury and death in construction in New York State. Falls are preventable injuries through proper planning, proper equipment, appropriate supervision and training.
Before construction and at all phases of the construction project, contractors must determine what fall protection measures should be taken to reduce the risk of falls.
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