Kingston Premises Liability Lawyers
A slip and fall on a public sidewalk or in a retail store can be more than just embarrassing. Serious, painful and debilitating injuries can result, requiring expensive medical care and a lengthy period of rehabilitation. If you have been injured from a slip and fall in a Kingston grocery store or restaurant, retail store, sidewalk or public property, the premises liability attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP have the necessary skills and experience to represent you. Our experienced Kingston slip and fall lawyers have recovered over a million dollars on behalf of slip and fall injury victims, and we will fight to obtain an appropriate settlement or jury verdict in your case.
Kingston Slip and Fall Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
As mentioned earlier, slip and fall accidents can result in serious or catastrophic injury, and even wrongful death. Elderly fall victims are even more susceptible to permanent disability or death from a fall, but serious injuries can befall victims of any age. Significant consequences for victims of a slip and fall in Kingston include:
- Facial scarring
- Concussions or TBI
- Back Injury
- Neck Injury
- Spinal cord paralysis
- Fractures (including broken hips)
- Muscle strains and tears
- Soft tissue injuries
Kingston Retailers Must Guard against Trip and Fall Injuries
Premises liability includes more than just mopping up spills. Store owners should guard against other hazards that can lead to a trip and fall or other serious injury. Store workers and supervisors should make routine inspections and promptly repair or warn about dangerous conditions, including:
- Boxes cluttering aisles
- Boxes and falling objects from high shelves
- Torn carpeting
- Unmarked steps
- Broken handrails on staircases
- Bunched-up floor mats
- Misaligned elevators
- Broken escalators
- Malfunctioning sliding doors
Kingston Property Owners Liable for Negligent Security
Property owners in Kingston can also be held liable for assaults, robberies, sexual assaults or other attacks which occur on their property when they did not provide a reasonable amount of security on their premises. Depending on the circumstances, reasonable security measures may include maintaining adequate lighting in parking garages and stairwells, keyed or gated entries, secured or alarmed entrances and exits, security personnel, cameras, etc.
Experienced Representation after a Kingston Premises Liability Accident is Key
Premises liability accidents often involve complex factual and legal scenarios or require intensive, expert investigation to uncover the cause of the accident and deliver proof of the property owner’s liability. Especially complicated are falls based on spills or other temporary foreign substances, where it must be shown that the owner failed to fix the condition within a reasonable amount of time after the spill occurred. At Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, our experienced Kingston premises liability lawyers know how to investigate a slip and fall accident, including reviewing security camera footage, poring over store records and inspection logs, interviewing witnesses and taking other measures to develop a strong case that proves the owner failed in the duty to provide a reasonably safe premises. We have helped Kingston slip and fall accident victims recover significant amounts of compensation to deal with the extensive injuries and consequences that can follow a slip and fall or other premises liability injury.
Help is Available after a Serious Kingston Premises Liability Accident
For immediate assistance getting the care and compensation you need after a slip and fall in Kingston or Ulster County, call Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP at 845-331-4100 for a no-cost, confidential consultation with one of our experienced and successful Kingston premises liability attorneys.