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Rainy spring weather could result in a slip-and-fall injury

As spring increases the overall temperature and brings cool rains to New York, many people are celebrating. Flowers and trees are bursting forth with life, thanks to all those showers. Unfortunately, all the extra water can also lead to puddles and slip-and-fall injuries. When you are on a sidewalk, in a parking lot or entering a business, it is the responsibility of the property owner or manager to ensure that pathways are clear, dry and safe for pedestrians. Sadly, many businesses may be lax about addressing the puddles and accumulated moisture that result from springtime rain storms.

Many people who suffer a slip-and-fall accident walk away with nothing but a few bruises. Others are not so lucky. If you or someone you love suffered a slip-and-fall accident that resulted in broken bones, spinal injuries, head or brain injuries or nerve damage, you should speak with an attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can review the details of your accident and help you determine if the business or landlord will be considered liable under premises liability laws. In many cases, failure to maintain safe and dry walking surfaces can result in serious premises liability under New York law.

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injuries

Broken bones are common in slip-and-fall accidents. These injuries can impact your quality of life or your ability to do you job. The more serious the break, the worse the repercussions for your life. Even minor breaks can result in lifelong, painful conditions like Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Head injuries and back injuries can also cause serious problems for the victim. In addition to impacting the victim's ability to perform daily tasks of living and their job, these injuries can impact their quality of life. Those who suffer injuries due to someone's negligence deserve compensation for those injuries.

Slip-and-fall accidents are still incredibly common. Sadly, although they can be prevented, not enough is done by many property owners. Every year, slip-and-fall accidents account for about a million emergency room visits. A substantial number of those people incur serious injuries from those accidents. If you or someone you love have suffered serious injuries as a result of a wet floor slip-and-fall accident, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

An attorney protects you after an accident

When you suffer an accident, an attorney is probably not the first professional you think of. However, an attorney can help in a number of ways. Your attorney can negotiate with a business owner or property manager to ensure that liability insurance covers your injuries. Your lawyer can also review any settlement offers and help you determine if you should accept or reject it. Don't try to handle these negotiations on your own! You need the help of an experienced attorney as soon as possible after a slip-and-fall injury.

Source: Nov. 30, -0001

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