Slip, Trip & Falls (Premises Liability)
The Westchester County, New York Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC have represented individuals injured in slip, trip and fall accidents in the New York area for over forty years. For a sampling results we have achieved in our slip and fall matters, please click here.
Slip and fall accidents fall into a body of law commonly referred to as premises liability. Although the name sounds simple, many of these types of accidents result in very serious injuries, including paraplegia, blunt head trauma, fractures, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident, please contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC for a free consultation. Our main goal is to obtain the maximum compensation for you, the client.Premises Liability Accidents
Some type of unsafe condition is usually the cause of a person slipping or tripping and falling. Each case is different, but generally speaking, a property owner has a duty to properly maintain his land or building, and if he/she fails to do so and an injury results, the owner can be held accountable.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Uneven floors, sidewalks or elevators
- Cracked sidewalks
- Failing to properly clean floors
- Slippery floors
- Falling objects
- Failing to properly secure carpeting or rugs
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken handrails, screens or other safety feature
Our New York attorneys have successfully represented individuals injured in grocery stores, parking lots, hotels, airports, commercial buildings, public sidewalks, restaurants and bars. Many of our clients have suffered serious, debilitating injuries due to the failure of a property owner to properly maintain his land or building, and we have achieved impressive results on their behalf.
With three offices centrally located in White Plains, NY, Manhattan, NY, and Uniondale, NY, Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC represents personal injury clients in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Nassau, and Suffolk counties.