Orange and Rockland County Slip and Fall Lawyers Protect Your Rights
Injury attorneys in New City and Goshen, New York holding property owners accountable
Sometimes, slipping or tripping can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, head injuries and joint damage. Few of these falls are true blameless accidents. Thorough investigation frequently reveals that such incidents could have been avoided had the person responsible for maintaining the property simply taken due care. Owners and occupiers of property have certain legal duties to those they invite or permit onto their premises. When businesses and property owners in Orange County and Rockland County, New York or elsewhere in the Hudson Valley region such as Poughkeepsie or Peekskill fail to live up to those duties, the attorneys at Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP are prepared to hold them accountable. With over 38 years in Goshen and New City, we have earned the respect of insurance companies and businesses throughout the area. We investigate thoroughly and negotiate aggressively to get our clients fair compensation for their injuries.
Frequent causes of slip and fall accidents
It is very rare for a slip or trip resulting in personal injury to be solely caused by the victim’s clumsiness. In most cases, some underlying condition of the premises is the true culprit:
- Wet floors
- Rumpled carpets
- Poor lighting
- Over-waxed floors
- Loose handrails
- Poorly designed or constructed stairs
- Failure to clear ice or snow
- Cracked or uneven pavement
The cause may not be immediately apparent, but our attorneys conduct thorough investigations and consult with safety and building experts to identify all the factors that could have contributed to our clients’ injuries.
Who is responsible for premises liability?
Much like construction site accidents, identifying the responsible party in slip and fall cases is not always straightforward. In most cases, the party in control of the area where the accident occurred is also responsible for the accident. Therefore, a business that rents a store in a shopping center may be responsible for injuries that occur in its own store.
This means that premises liability cases can often involve multiple defendants, including property owners, lessors and property management companies. In addition to fighting the plaintiff, each defendant may also attempt to shift some or all of the responsibility to the other defendants. As such, what appears at first blush to be a straightforward slip and fall case may turn into complex and multifaceted civil litigation requiring the attention of an experienced Orange and Rockland County, New York litigation attorney.
Put an experienced advocate on your side today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident, and you believe it was due to an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, our legal team at Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP may be able to help you get the compensation you need to care for yourself and your family. Call us today at 845-294-4080 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. Our office locations in Goshen and New City both offer ample free parking and easy access to public transit.