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Slip-And-Fall Cases: The Basics

Thousands of people are injured each year in this country from slip-and-fall accidents resulting in serious personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Injury can result from a poorly maintained sidewalk outside a home, at a supermarket or mall, or on a public sidewalk.

Residential, commercial and municipal property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Accidents can result from an unsalted or unshoveled surface following a snowstorm, a deteriorated walkway or a poorly lit stairway. Accidents can also result from poor construction of a walking surface such as a parking lot or sidewalk.

Investigating Your Claim Takes A Skilled Attorney

Slip-and-fall accident claims require careful investigation. We will attempt to obtain photographs to document the defective condition, acquire statements from witnesses or obtain analysis by a professional engineer who works with us and will testify in court about the defect and its relationship to the cause of the accident and resulting injury.

There are many statutory and case law rules that provide us with the relevant standards of legal responsibility applicable to the claim, depending on the type of claim, the potentially responsible party and the standard of care to be applied. Additionally, our premises liability attorneys know that different deadlines exist to bring a claim, depending on the entity being sued, such as a private premises owner, local municipality or state or federal government.

Our Attorneys Are Ready To Help

The attorneys at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, near Albany have successfully investigated and litigated slip-and-fall claims for decades and have achieved many multimillion-dollar settlements and awards for their clients. In fact, they are often asked by local and state bar associations to educate other attorneys.

If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, call Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, at 518-328-4486 or contact us online for a free consultation.