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According to the Centers for Disease Control, over a million people are injured in falling accidents each year. While a trip and fall incident can be a mere accident, there are those that are caused by the negligence of a property owner. This is when it is critical to have the assistance of an experienced trip and fall lawyer to ensure that you get fairly compensated for your injuries by the at-fault party. 

Trip and fall accidents are covered under premises liability laws in New York. These state that if you are injured while you are on someone else’s property, the owner can be held liable for your injuries if their negligence caused the accident. If you have been injured on another party’s property, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party for your injuries. At Kucher Law, our experienced team of trip and fall lawyers can help.  To speak with a top rated New York personal injury attorney, call now (929) 274 8000.

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How Do Trip and Fall Accidents and Slip and Fall Accidents Differ?

While both slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents represent premises liability claims, they differ slightly in how they happen. 

Although most premises liability accidents use the catchphrase “slip and fall” accident, there is technically a slight difference between slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents in the way the accident happens and the types of injuries that are commonly sustained.

Whereas a slip and fall accident is typically caused by a slippery surface, a trip and fall accident is usually caused by a hazard or object in the direct path of the pedestrian that is tripped over. A slip and fall accident will usually cause an individual to fall backward, while a trip and fall accident will usually propel the victim forward. Consequently, trip and fall accidents will usually cause facial injuries and injuries to the hands, knees, and wrists depending on how the victim tries to catch themselves in the fall.

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What Conditions Cause Trip and Fall Accidents?

Because premises liability hazards most often occur at the ground level, many people don’t see a potential hazard until it’s too late. This is particularly true of trip and fall hazards. 

Some of these hazards can include:

Consequently, building owners, building managers, landlords, or anyone who is in control of a property needs to ensure that any hazards that exist be taken care of promptly. If they can’t be fixed immediately, then warning barricades must be erected so pedestrians are aware of the hazard and can avoid them. If this doesn’t happen, the owner or person in control can be held liable for injuries and damages caused by the hazard.

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Premises Liability Accidents Are a Matter of Negligence

Although some falling accidents are just that — mere accidents — the ones that are caused by negligence are where premises liability laws come into play. The negligent party can be held liable for injuries in these types of accidents if the following can be proven:

Negligence has finite steps that must be proven for a successful trip and fall claim. These are:

To prove negligence, each element must be proven for a trip and fall claim to be successful. Although this seems straightforward, proving negligence can be complicated. This is when it is critical to have an experienced New York trip and fall lawyer’s skilled representation.

Get the Best Legal Representation For Your Trip and Fall Claim

If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident on private or public property due to negligence, our skilled New York trip and fall lawyers can help. At Kucher Law, we diligently represent injured victims and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident and your legal rights. You pay no legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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