New York Trip and Fall Accident Attorney
Trip and fall accidents can cause grave injuries in victims. Tragically, these serious accidents are often entirely preventable through basic maintenance of public buildings and walkways by property or business owners. When carelessness in providing regular maintenance or inspection of a public space such as a hotel causes injury through a trip and fall accident, victims may have a right to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
The experienced and effective Manhattan trip and fall lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has won millions of dollars on behalf of New York City accident victims. He can help you determine if you have a claim for money damages after you get hurt on someone else’s property. Contact our offices in Manhattan or Queens today for a free evaluation of your case.
New York regulations govern stairway safety
New York City has many walk-up buildings, making staircase safety a vital subject of regulation. Building owners and property management companies must ensure that their staircases comply with the legal guidelines set out in the Property Maintenance Code of New York (for commercial or multi-unit buildings) or the Residential Code of New York (for one- or two-family homes). These requirements include:
- Guards along the open sides of staircases to prevent falls
- Railings along open staircases, which must be at least 30 inches in height from the step
- Stairs must be kept free from trash or other debris that could cause someone to trip
- Stairs must be well-lit
These code sections are designed to prevent injury to residents and visitors using the stairs. If you’re hurt in a New York stairway accident and that stairway wasn’t built or maintained according to applicable state laws, violations of the state code could serve as proof of negligence in a claim for damages. The seasoned premises liability lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes will conduct a thorough examination of all evidence from the scene of an accident to determine all potential sources of liability after a fall.
Sidewalk trip & fall accidents may be the result of property owner negligence
New York sidewalks can be dangerous places to walk. When navigating a sidewalk bustling with foot traffic, it can be challenging to spot cracks or holes in the pavement before it’s too late to avoid them. In the City of New York, the owner of the property that is adjacent to a stretch of sidewalk is most often the party responsible for ensuring that the sidewalk is well-maintained and free from dangerous hazards. Victims of sidewalk trip and fall accidents may be entitled to damages from the owner of the property running alongside a stretch of sidewalk.
Trip and fall injuries can be severe
Victims of trip and fall accidents can suffer from:
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as concussions
- Sprained wrists or ankles
- Torn or damaged ligaments, tendons, or other soft tissues
- Broken arms, wrists, ankles, or legs
Help is Available After a Trip and Fall Injury in New York
If you’ve been seriously injured in a New York trip and fall accident, find out if you have a right to compensation by contacting the aggressive and trial-ready Manhattan trip and fall lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a free consultation at 212-889-9362.