Key Factors That Impact Your Slip and Fall Case

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence in New York, you could be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses related to the accident.

The New York City slip and fall attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C. have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate the cause of the slip and fall accident. We can help determine liability, gather evidence to support your case, document damages you are owed, and aggressively seek the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact our New York slip and fall lawyers attorney today to discuss your case and evaluate your legal options.

What Are Four Key Factors That Influence Your Case?

There are four key factors that may impact the severity of a slip and fall accident. Those factors include:

  • Slip hazards – Certain hazards, including snow, ice, floor wax, liquids, and other slippery substances may increase the risk of a slip and fall. Slipping on a liquid can accelerate the fall in a way that increases the force of the impact on the ground. Other slip hazards include broken floorboards, defective stairways, crumpled floor mats, cracked pavement, and more.
  • Height of the fall – The height from which a person falls will most certainly impact the severity of a slip and fall accident. A person who slips and falls at ground level can sustain serious injuries, but a person who falls from a great height, such as a scaffold, is much more likely to sustain severe or even fatal injuries. Falling from standing height might cause strains, fractures, or concussions. However, falling from a roof or falling down stairs could result in traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, and other life-threatening conditions.
  • Landing position – When a person falls, they will often get into a defensive posture to protect vulnerable parts of their body. For instance, if a person falls from a scaffold, they may put out their arms to block the core of their body from directly impacting the ground. Or, if a person falls down stairs, they may instinctively shield their face with their arms to prevent a serious head injury. The position in which a person impacts the ground is a major determinant for the types of injuries the victim may suffer due to the accident.
  • Force of impact – How hard you hit the ground when you fall will also impact the severity of your injuries, as will the type of surface you land on. For example, if you fall on a cement sidewalk or pavement instead of a carpeted floor, you’re more likely to sustain serious injuries.
  • Pre-existing medical condition – Any pre-existing medical conditions you had at the time of the fall could also affect the severity of your injuries. For example, were you predisposed to getting hurt because of a bad neck or old knee injury? Did you have arthritis, osteoporosis, or another bone condition?

Contact a New York City Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

Did you slip and fall on snow or ice? Was there a slippery surface that wasn’t cleaned up that led to your fall? Do you believe someone else’s negligence caused the accident? If so, contact David Resnick & Associates, P.C. to discuss your case and review your legal options. David Resnick founded this firm believing that every client deserves personal care and attention. Our firm is committed to providing just that. Reach out to us today for a free consultation with an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer and to learn more about your legal rights and actions.

Author: David Resnick

Founder of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., a New York personal injury law firm in charge of providing exceptional and personal service to each of our clients in various areas including car accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, construction accidents, and premises liability. David Resnick founded the firm in 1998 after working in large law firms where he saw a need for greater client communication and more personal care.

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