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Water on the floor within a premises can create an especially dangerous slipping condition. This is so not only because of the slickness it creates, but also because the water may cause a hidden and unseen danger to persons approaching the area. Slip and fall on water can result in serious injuries, including fractures.

A wet floor or stair may be caused by numerous factors. Some of these include the following:

  • Rain
  • Mopping
  • Spill
  • Broken or leaking pipe
Slip and fall cases can be especially difficult to prove. Merely because someone slips on a wet floor within a building, supermarket, store, or on the stairs does not necessarily mean the property owner is liable or responsible for the accident. In order to establish liability for the accident, New York law requires that the property owner either created the condition by some affirmative act, or had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous slipping condition with sufficient enough time to correct the hazard.

Water on the floor or stairs of a premises creates and especially dangerous slipping hazard.
For example, if there was a spill just moments before the accident of which the property owner or its agents had no knowledge of, it would be unfair to say they were responsible for not cleaning the mess. On the other hand, if the spill remained for an unreasonable period of time prior to the accident, it may be possible to prove that the landlord violated its duty to inspect the property and could thereby be held accountable for the injuries caused by its negligence.

The same may be said when a storms in progress. Rain water can be dragged into the lobby of a building. The landlord is not responsible for this condition as long as the appropriate actions are taken such as placing warning signs and/or the appropriate floor mats.

Since 1987, Mr. DiMartini has represented people injured in slip and fall accidents throughout the New York City metropolitan area.
In yet other cases, the water may have been caused by a recurring condition such as a leaky pipe. The fact that the owner or agent of the property did not have notice of the water on the floor at the time of the accident is not a defense where it can be established that the condition was the same one that occurring on frequent prior occasions and was not repaired.

People who slip and fall on water can sustain serious injuries such as concussion, fracture, back injury, or ligament damage.

New York City Slip and Fall on Water Attorney

When you are hurt in a slip and fall accident, you need an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer on your side to protect your rights and assert your claim.

With our years of experience, we know the legal requirements that must be established in order to succeed. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident and seek to hold all of the responsible parties accountable for the injuries and damages caused to you. We will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

At our law offices, we practice only in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. We prepare every case for trial and have the experience needed to stand up to the large insurance companies that will try to defeat your case. Our track record of success winning favorable settlements and awards for our injured clients speaks for itself.

Personal injury law is all we do. We know how to get results!

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York City slip and fall on water accident, we are here to fight for your rights. Call Mr. DiMartini directly at 1.844.299.0030. You can also contact us online. The consultation is free. There is never a fee unless we win your case!

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