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Trip and Fall Accidents in the New York Winter

Winters in New York City are wonderful. The air is cool and crisp, the streets are full and bustling; the holiday spirit rings throughout with the coming of Christmas and the world-famous dropping of the ball in Times Square.

Fun In The World's Greatest City

Bars, clubs, and restaurants are especially busy this time of year. Both native New Yorkers and large groups of tourists in town to enjoy a quite special holiday in the world’s greatest city fill these venues. They are nevertheless responsible for the health and safety of their customers. Being too busy, too preoccupied with serving customers is no excuse for the managers and staff of these vendors to neglect their obligation to keep each and every one of them safe.

The Dangers to Be Aware Of

The danger of a trip and fall or a slip and fall increases during this time of year. Black ice and frozen sidewalks are a real danger. Although the city’s work crews stay on the beat day and night clearing such hazards, the danger persists, and it is up to the owner of such bistros to ensure their premises are safe for people to walk.

Overcrowded spaces, unsafe railings and banisters, and wet floors can also lead to injury. You are used to looking out for yourself when you go out. However, it is not up to you to make the space you walk into secure. And if you are injured as the result of trip and fall, you should file suit against the vendor.

What to Do If You Are a Victim

The best means of doing so is to hire a New York attorney who practices in personal injury. You want a fighter, someone who has the experience and insight to get you the compensation you deserve.

It only takes the negligence and inattentiveness of a single person to turn your winter holiday into a winter nightmare. You should not allow owners and landlords to get away with negligence. When you go to a public place, you put your faith in the people who own it to remove all possible impediments to your safety. If that has not happened, then they should be made to take responsibility for their shortcoming.

At Levine and Wiss, our New York personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients at all time. We’re here to help seek compensation from those responsible for your injuries.

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