According to the New York State Department of Health, fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations among children up to age 14 and adults 25 years and older.
There are heavy burdens that arise as a result of fall-related injuries, as anyone who has experienced such an accident knows all too well. Stress can quickly mount in response to the lost pay, staggering medical bills, and overall trauma of such an accident.
Unfortunately, these accidents are frequently the result of negligence on the part of property owners and, as such, could have been avoided. In some cases they are a result of unsafe working conditions. In either case, the victim of such an accident is entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering.
Property owners and employers have a legal responsibility to maintain safe walk ways, stairways, and property that is free of slipping and/or tripping hazards. The laws pertaining to property liability and, more specifically, fall injuries, are complex and are best navigated with legal counsel who is an expert within the field. Tom Schimmerling of the Schimmerling Law Office has such experience.
If you or someone close to you have been injured due to the blatant disregard for safety exercised by a property owner or others, contact the Schimmerling Law Offices for a free consultation. We work to ensure that the guilty party is held responsible for the results of such an accident, so that the injured party might focus on what's most important, their rehabilitation.
Call us at 607-779-1000 for a free, no-obligation, confidential, initial consultation and case evaluation.