Slips, trips, and falls can happen anywhere. Everybody loses their footing once in a while, but a slip and fall can lead to very serious injury. If you have been injured in a slip and fall because the property owner or manager was negligent, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury. To find out how a Rochester slip and fall injury lawyer can help you, call Dennis Herron & Associates at (585) 244-6000.
If you have suffered injury in a slip and fall, you may be facing months of medical expenses and lost income ahead of you. You do not have to suffer through that. The skilled Rochester slip and fall lawyers at Dennis Herron & Associates can help you get the full and fair financial compensation you deserve. Call us today at (585) 244-6000 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
Every owner or manager of a premises has a duty to maintain it in a reasonably safe condition. That duty includes conducting frequent inspections to detect unsafe conditions and making repairs. Property owners and their managers or employees must consider the likelihood of causing injury to third parties, the potential seriousness of such injury, and the burden of avoiding the risk of causing them harm. When the burden of avoiding risk is very high, a property owner may be able to discharge their duty to the public by including a conspicuous sign to warn others of the dangers on the premises.
When a property owner or manager fails to uphold their duty and someone is injured as a result, they may be held financially responsible for any damages suffered by the injured victim.
To succeed in a slip and fall case, the victim must prove that the property owner or manager created or had actual or constructive notice of the existence of the unsafe condition and did nothing to prevent the harm. For there to be constructive notice, the defect or unsafe condition must be clearly visible and apparent and must have existed for a sufficient length of time before the accident, such that the property owner or manager, or their employees, had enough time to discover and repair it.
A slip and fall can result in serious injuries including head trauma, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. The amount of compensation you are entitled to will depend on the severity of your injuries and the damages you can prove. The defendant may try to shift some of the blame for your injury on you. It is not uncommon in these types of cases for the defendant to blame the victim’s inattentiveness or carelessness for their injury. However, things like your status on the property or your contribution to the accident that caused your injury will not completely bar you from getting compensation. New York follows the pure comparative negligence rule, which means that even if you were 99 percent at fault for your injury, you would still be entitled to recover the 1 percent of your damages attributable to the defendant.
Our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Rochester, New York can help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. Our team will investigate your claim to establish who is financially responsible for your losses. We will fight to get you financial compensation while you focus on recovery from your injuries. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call Dennis Herron & Associates today at (585) 244-6000 to schedule a consultation and case review.