There are more than a few ways you might accidentally take a tumble on an average day. But public transit slip-and-fall's can be much more dangerous than these accidents are typically.
This past weekend, New York City experienced not only its first significant snowfall of the 2015/2016 winter season, but also a record breaking blizzard. While the winter white landscape is beautiful to look at, it harbors the very real peril of slip and fall accidents as the melting and freezing snow turns surfaces slippery with ice.
If you have been injured from a motor vehicle accident or a fall, your first trip may be to the hospital. At the hospital you will be asked how the injury happened. This will usually be documented in the hospital record. Following the discharge from the hospital when you see your attorney, the attorney will have you sign a retainer agreement which provides for the attorney's fees, usually being one third. Legal action will follow, if no reasonable offer is made by the insurance company, to settle your case.
In New York City, property owners have a duty to clear snow and ice from their sidewalk and to keep their property in a safe condition as required by the New York City Administrative Code. Property owners often take steps to clear sidewalks, walkways, driveways, steps and parking lots. Taking measures to remove dangers within a reasonable time can prevent serious and debilitating, lifelong injuries.