Understanding the Common Hazards that Cause Fall Injuries
If you slipped or tripped and fell in East Hampton, you are not alone.
Many types of hazards can cause falls, and almost all of them are preventable. In cases when the hazard cannot be removed, such as a step-up, the landowner can clearly mark it with signage or reflective tape.
Some common fall hazards include:
- Spills, leaks, and tracked water
- Rolled rugs and carpets
- Poor cleaning or waxing technique
- Slippery surfaces
- Lack of handrails, banisters, or railings
- Broken handrails or railings
- Items in the walkway
- Holes in the flooring or pavement
- Cracked sidewalks
- Uneven flooring
- Uneven or unmarked steps
If the landowner knew about the hazard that caused your fall, if an employee knew about it, or if they should have reasonably been aware, they may be responsible for your damages related to your injuries. Most businesses have liability insurance policies to cover these costs, and homeowner insurance usually covers personal injuries that occur in falls.
To learn how Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you seek a settlement based on one of these policies, call us about your fall in East Hampton today at (631) 451-7900.
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A slip and fall accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving East Hampton can help you pursue a payout for your injuries through an insurance settlement or trial award. We offer free case assessments that only require you to speak with a team member about your fall and injuries. There is no obligation and no fees associated with these consultations.
We can also talk with you in Spanish if you prefer.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900. Team members serving Suffolk County are standing by to speak with you about your case.