Trusted Buffalo Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys Fight for You After a Personal Injury
Representing clients in cases of property owner negligence
There are thousands of slip and fall accident injury claims every year in the state of New York. People fall down stairs, trip on uneven carpet or slip on icy parking lots, all of which may result in significant and lasting injures. Not every slip or trip is the fault of the property owner, but when it is, the Buffalo slip and fall accident attorneys at Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP can help you get the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills and aid in your physical recovery. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience assisting people facing the challenges of personal injury across Erie County.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents
Generally, property owners are liable for a slip and fall accident injury if they were or should have been aware of a hazard and did nothing about it. Store owners who do not mark wet floors, building owners who do not address poor lighting in stairwells and construction contractors who do not secure their worksites may all be guilty of negligence. Typical injuries in slip and fall accidents are sprains and breaks of the fingers, wrists and elbows, although head and back injuries are also fairly common.
The following are the some of the most common situations in which slip and fall accidents occur:
- Uneven flooring: Carpeting or flooring that was installed improperly or has worn to the point where it is uneven may cause people to trip and sustain injuries.
- Snow and ice: In the state of New York, property owners are expected to keep walkways clear of snow and ice and to make people aware of the hazards slippery and uneven footing can represent.
- Stairways: Building owners have an obligation to make sure stairways are well maintained and lit. They can be held liable if you fall as a result of steps that have fallen into disrepair.
A personal injury law firm with your concerns at heart
The personal injury lawyers at our firm know that suffering an injury is never an easy experience. We serve you with the utmost in personal attention and compassion, giving you the tools and resources you need to seek the compensation you deserve from negligent parties and their insurance companies.
Speak with an attentive premises liability attorney in Buffalo about your case
After your injury, speak with a dedicated legal professional at Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP by calling 716-873-6765 or contacting us online. We offer free initial consultations with our skilled attorneys in Buffalo. Our office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday and 8:00 to 4:00 on Fridays with after-hours appointments upon request.
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