Category Archives: Slip and fall accident

The Link between Fall Prevention and Elderly Independence

According to experts, fall down accidents are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can have devastating emotional and physical effects on elderly individuals. Some elderly individuals feel less confident about their mobility after a fall, which can cause depression and feelings of isolation. Elderly individuals involved in a -->

Pothole Accidents and Protecting Your Rights

A pothole is a roadway defect that is caused by environmental factors such as heat, rain, ice and snow. These conditions erode a road and create cracks. When the cracks get deeper or wider, pavement material can separate and become dislodged by the tires of passing vehicles. If the hole spreads beyond the road and -->

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), approximately 55% of all slip and fall accidents are the result of hazardous walking surfaces. The following issues can create hazardous conditions for unsuspecting victims: Loose floorboards Parking lot potholes Uneven sidewalks Cluttered floors Torn carpeting Recently mopped or waxed floors Poorly constructed staircases Outdoor slip and -->

Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability in Albany, NY

Every winter in Albany, paramedics respond to thousands of slip and fall accidents due to snow and ice. While it may be a lovely sight to see from inside your home, it can be treacherous to walk on. Establishing liability for a slip and fall accident on commercial property is generally the same as proving -->

Albany Residents Prepare for New Snow Removal Rules

Property owners who fail to remove snow and ice from their walkways cause serious injuries every winter. The city of Albany has implemented a new snow removal policy that will help to keep residents safe and reduce the risk of fall down injuries. Here’s an outline of the city’s rules as per AllOverAlbany.com: A property -->

Tips to Remember When Suing a Retail Store for Injuries

Sometimes a little retail therapy is the perfect antidote to a dreary day. When we’re feeling anxious, stressed or simply under the weather, shopping can lift our mood. But if we’re not paying attention to our surroundings at all times, retail stores can also be places where slip and fall accidents commonly occur. Slip and -->

Falling Snow or Ice Could Lead to Premises Liability

Slip and fall accidents become more common during the winter months. When winter begins, falls on frozen and slippery surfaces in stores and public places cause serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries or even death. It can be challenging to determine who is liable when an individual falls on someone else’s property or outside their business -->

Should I Hire a Lawyer for my Slip and Fall Injury Case?

Slip and fall accidents occur when parking lots are icy, sidewalks are uneven, and floors and stairs are slippery. These falls commonly result in serious injuries. If you have been a victim of a slip and fall accident, it is important to seek legal representation. A skilled and experienced slip and fall lawyer can review -->

I Slipped and Fell at the Store, But There Was a Wet Floor Sign. Do I Have a Case?

Determining who is at fault when a slip and fall accident occurs in a store is challenging. There are several factors to be considered, and only the knowledge and skill of a personal injury attorney can help you decide if you should make a claim against a store. If you slipped and fell in a -->

What You Must Prove to Win a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

A slip and fall accident can cause serious injuries. If it happens because of the negligence of another party, usually the property owner, it is important that you seek help to receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages. It must be proven that the owner of the property was negligent in maintaining the -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP