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Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip, Trip & Fall Accident Law on Trivial Defects from NY’s Highest Court

The New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court, decided three cases in Hutchinson v. Sheridan Hill Corp. in October 2015. The decision clarifies conflicting interpretations of past precedents by the Appellate Divisions and lower trial courts. When someone slips or trips and falls they must prove they fell because of some sort of defective condition be it a puddle, hole, raised sidewalk flag, or other hazard. On a motion to dismiss, the defendant must prove as a matter of law that there exist no questions of fact for a jury to decide. To meet this burden, a defendant must...

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NY Slip and Fall accident lawyers Discuss Why You Should Move Quickly With Your Claim

Each year, hundreds of Americans are injured in slip and fall incidents. These accidents can range in severity from a bruised ego to something much more severe. If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, then it is important that you speak with a Slip and Fall accident lawyer sooner rather than later. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the faster evidence can be gathered. It is important to move quickly with your claim so that witnesses can be contacted, and medical expenses can be documented. If possible, pictures and evidence should be gathered at the scene....

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How A Trip And Fall Accident Lawyer Could Work For You

Trip and fall accidents are indeed an unfortunate event. If you endured a serious personal injury due to a trip and fall, you now have the additional stress of accruing medical bills. You may be considering hiring a trip and fall accident lawyer and this may prove to be an excellent decision. Here we explain how it can be detrimental not to hire an attorney to represent you on your behalf. Benefits of a Trip and Fall Attorney Proving a trip and fall can often be difficult and a lawyer can help you by: Collecting evidence of the slip and fall Communicating...

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Slip and Fall Accidents During the Winter: Using Premises Liability and Section 7-210 in Your Favor

Have you recently had a slip and fall accident due to ice or snow in the New York area? With winter weather pounding New York considerably in the last few years, the chances of someone slipping and falling on a public sidewalk go way up. If you happened to slip and fall on a public walkway in front of a business or apartment, your chances of obtaining compensation for your medical bills are also considerably good. The reasons for that are due to premises liability and a law in New York that makes it easier to seek damages after falling on...

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