The term “slip and fall” describes the type of injury that occurs on someone else’s property, usually as a result of a defective surface, a slippery substance, or other dangerous conditions. These injuries most commonly occur at:

  • Office buildings
  • Apartment buildings
  • Shopping malls
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants
  • Night clubs
  • Parks
  • Private homes

The owner or operator of a business or residence has a legal duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, or at least warn the public of a dangerous condition that they caused. You may have a valid premises liability claim if the property owner failed to meet these conditions. Some examples of common injuries include:

  • Injuries sustained on stairs
  • Injuries sustained on sidewalks
  • Injuries sustained in elevators
  • Injuries sustained in stores
  • Injuries sustained in building corridors
  • Injuries sustained outside on private or public land
  • Injuries sustained in resorts
  • Injuries sustained during recreational activities

While the most common premises liability case is a slip-and-fall accident or a trip-and-fall accident, these injuries are by no means the only kind of premises liability case that our firm handles. Premises liability lawsuits may also stem from any kind of unsafe or dangerous conditions on the premises, or defect in the construction of, or inadequate maintenance of, the premises where an injury or accident occurs. These types of cases include:

  • Defective lighting
  • Failure to warn of hazardous conditions on the property
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Other dangerous conditions on the premises

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The Underwood Law Firm has years of successful trial results* but we attempt to resolve disputes outside of the court system first, if possible. We are one of the few firms in the Syracuse area that offers free consultations so that everyone has an opportunity to speak with an experienced attorney about their case.

If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury, call our office at (315) 445-3005 for a free consultation so that you can quickly know your rights under New York Law. Or email us your contact information (in the email form on the right column of our website) and we will call you.**

Underwood Law Firm, P.C.
The White House
7030 E. Genesee Street
Fayetteville, New York 13066
Tel:  (315)445-3005
Fax: (315)446-7521

The Underwood Law Firm handles all aspects of personal injury and workers’  compensation law including auto accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, and premises liability cases in the following areas: Syracuse, Utica, Albany, Watertown, Oswego, Binghamton; Onondaga County and Madison County, including the towns, cities and villages of: Fayetteville, Manlius, DeWitt, Morrisville, Cicero, Liverpool, East Syracuse, Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Camillus, Clay, Fabius, Elbridge, Geddes, Jordan, Lafayette, Lysander, Marcellus, Minoa, North Syracuse, Otisco, Pompey, Salina, Skaneateles, Spafford, Tully, Van Buren, Eaton, Cazenovia, Canastota, Brewerton, Solvay, Central Square, Cato, Chittenango, Oneida and many other areas.

* Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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Updated: 1/7/17

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