When you go onto another person’s property, you should never have to worry about being injured due to the negligence of the property owner. However, slip and fall incidents are a leading cause of premises injuries, and they are usually preventable. At Paulozzi LPA, we are ready to help if you or a loved one are injured and need a slip and fall attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for what has happened, so let us get to work today.

How often do Brooklyn Heights slip and fall incidents occur?

We have all heard of slip and fall or trip and fall incidents. What many people do not realize is that they are the most common form of premises liability incidents, and they can lead to serious injuries. The National Floor Safety Institute says that around one million people seek treatment in hospitals each year for slip and fall injuries. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tells us that older Americans are more at risk of major injuries due to a slip and fall incident.

However, people of any age can be injured in these incidents. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of a slip and fall:

These injuries can lead to major medical expenses for a victim. If a person has to miss work while they recover, they could lose the income they need to pay their regular household bills.

What are the common causes of slip and fall incidents?

There are various ways in which these incidents occur. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Spills of food and drinks on the floor that have not been cleaned up
  • Electrical cords and other wires running across the floor
  • Defects in the pavement or other walking surfaces
  • Carpeting that is loose or torn
  • Inadequate lighting in a pedestrian area
  • No wet floor signs after an area have been mopped
  • And more

It is the responsibility of property and business owners to regularly inspect and maintain their premises to prevent these slip and fall cases. If they fail to do so, they could be held liable for damages and injuries.

Let us help secure the compensation you need

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a slip and fall incident on another person’s property, please seek legal assistance today. You may be entitled to compensation, and the team at Paulozzi LPA is ready to help. We will get to work investigating what happened in order to secure the following:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the property or business owner

When you need a Brooklyn Heights slip and fall attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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