A New Yorker does not have to be accident-prone to slip, trip, or fall. In fact, many of these personal injury-causing incidents happen because victims are subject to unsafe conditions on the premises of others. Slip-and-fall accidents can happen in private homes, in businesses and restaurants, and in open spaces like parks and on sidewalks.
When a person slips or trips, their body may be subject to extreme forces and harm. If they hit the ground with their appendages they may suffer broken bones, strains and sprains, bruises and other forms of serious injury. If a fall results in the victim striking their head, they may end up with a more serious injury like traumatic brain injury.
Recuperating from a slip or fall can be time consuming. While victims may not initially believe that their injuries are severe, they may find over time that the minor ailments they sustained in their accidents have failed to heal and are causing them grief months or even years after they were suffered. It is important that after a slip and fall accident a victim seek medical treatment to begin the healing process.
Any slip and fall that causes injuries and thus losses, and that is caused by the negligence of another person may be compensable under personal injury theories of law. A victim may be able to build a case against the party or parties whose acts or omissions caused them to be injured, and attorneys who work in this particular field of law can guide their clients toward case-specific options to resolve their slip, trip, and fall claims.