17 Feb 2020

A slip and fall accident can happen at any time. You can be walking along a sidewalk, in a parking lot, inside a store or business, and you slip or trip and fall on your back or facedown. While most of these injuries are minor, the potential exists for a major injury. If you hit your head, the chances of serious or long-term consequences increase. From Minor to Major When you hear ...

07 Feb 2020

Some accidents are unavoidable, but many can be prevented with a little planning and care. To keep your space safe for pedestrians and to prevent a slip and fall accident, you should take the following steps. Make Sure the Area is Well-Lit Have adequate lighting for darkened halls, corridors and other spaces where daylight can’t get through. Replace burned-out light bulbs, or upgra...

04 Feb 2020

Construction sites are dangerous places where an accident can occur at any time. Some of the most common accidents involve falls. Even with every precaution, incidents can and do happen. Some of them can be quite serious and even life-threatening. Falls from High Places One reason that construction site accidents can be serious is because many times the fall happens from a higher h...

29 Jan 2020

It can happen in an instant, when you least expect it. You're walking along carefree one minute, and the next you’re face-down or sitting on your rear. You slipped and fell because of some trip or falling hazard. It may have been a wet surface, a wrinkle in a rug or uneven flooring. Whatever the reason, you need to know what to do next after your fall. Seek Medical Care The most im...

28 Apr 2016

As New York slip and fall attorneys, we frequently hear questions from our clients regarding the specifics of their legal rights and potential compensation. Below is a sample of some of the most common slip and fall accidents we hear. What constitutes a slip and fall accident? A slip and fall accent happens when you suffer injuries from losing your footing in a public area due to m...

27 Feb 2016

Thousands of people a year are injured when they slip and fall on dangerous surfaces like wet floors, construction areas or defective stairs. On many occasions, the property owner is responsible for the accident but this is not always the case. Often, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault as there are many factors. As a New York slip and fall lawyer, Martin Weiser has seen the...