Falls From Spills, Water & Ice

Ownership Brings Responsibility

Winter in New York City can be harsh. We all understand that ice and snow can cause very slippery conditions. However, when a property owner ignores dangerous conditions, he or she puts visitors at risk for falls from spills, water and ice. Under New York law, property owners are required to take reasonable measures to protect visitors to their property from dangerous conditions that can result in serious accidents, like falls from spills.

Call On Experience To Resolve Your Claim

If you were injured when you slipped on ice or snow while visiting a retail store or other business property in New York City, call the NY premises liability lawyers at Caesar, Napoli & Spivak PLLC, before you file an insurance claim. We are recognized among New York's preeminent personal injury litigation firms for our record of recovering some of the most significant monetary settlements and jury awards in the metropolitan area.

Fighting An Uphill Battle

Over the previous several years, insurance companies have come to realize that they don't have to offer much money for a settlement in a slip- or trip-and-fall claim. As the lawsuits have gone to trial, juries frequently rule in favor of the property owner, saying that the injury victim has a responsibility to watch where he or she is walking. As the chance of losing a lawsuit in court decreases, insurance companies feel more confident that the injured party will accept a reduced settlement.

Ice And Snow: The Blatant Hazards

Cases involving water and ice on someone else's property, however, are often different. New York City boroughs have strict requirements for property owners to make reasonable efforts to remove standing water and snow in public traffic areas on their property. Through thorough investigation of the accident, in-depth knowledge of property owner liability and prior case law, we are frequently able to help our clients obtain more money than the insurance company is ready to offer.

Learn Your Rights. Call Our Office Today.

Call (888) 235-6766 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with one of our New York premises liability attorneys. We do not charge a retainer or case preparation costs. You pay no fees if we cannot help you recover money in a settlement or jury verdict.