Slip and Fall Injuries

Although slip and fall injuries happen quite frequently, they are difficult to prove. Not everyone understands their rights. You should be entitled to an incident report if you fall on snow or ice at a business, store, or hospital. Slip and falls can be life-changing and impact income, career, relationships and lifestyle. Without legal representation, insurance companies may try to short you or worse deny your claim, usually by saying you were at fault. Sarkis Law has extensive professional and personal experience with slip-and-fall cases and knows how to deal with insurance companies and their lawyers. These types of injuries can happen in any number of ways:

  • Falls on stairway, elevator or escalator
  • Slipping on snow or ice, a sidewalk, wet floor or other slippery surface
  • Tripping on broken floor, cracked sidewalk or torn carpet
  • Falling in a store or shopping center
  • Accidents involving parking lots, apartment buildings and office buildings
  • Accidents involving children including incidents occurring at schools and playgrounds


Premise Injury

In New York State, an owner of property has an obligation to keep their property safe. That means they have to have safe stairwells, floors that are free of debris and slippery substances and they must salt and plow snow and ice. Through the assistance of a specialized personal injury attorney, you may be entitled to recover medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and property loss if you or a loved one have been hurt on someone else’s property if caused by negligence or unsafe conditions. The property owner or manager may be liable for your injuries.

Sarkis Law has exceptional, multifaceted experience with premises liability cases of all kinds. Having successfully obtained numerous financial settlements for injured people due to:

  • Slip-and-fall on snow and ice injuries
  • Accidents in stores, shopping centers and malls
  • Accidents in parking lots, apartment buildings and office buildings
  • Accidents involving children, including incidents on school property and on playgrounds
  • Injuries occurring on stairs, elevators and escalators
  • Injuries that occur because of icy, wet and snow conditions
  • Injuries resulting from broken and damaged sidewalks and streets