Brooklyn Carpet or Floor Accident Attorney
Did you trip on a worn or raised carpet or floor on another's property?
Flooring can cause a serious trip and fall hazard to people who walk on it. Slip and fall accidents or trip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries to the victim. If you were injured because the flooring was raised, causing a trip hazard, you should contact one of the Brooklyn premises liability lawyers at Belushin Law Firm to discuss filing a slip and fall lawsuit.
Some type of flooring is present in every building, whether publicly owned or privately owned. When flooring begins to exhibit wear and tear, some of the surfaces can “pull up” and become raised, causing a trip hazard to the occupants or visitors on the premises. Some types of flooring that can cause a trip hazard include carpeting, wood flooring, veneer flooring, linoleum, and the divider pieces between two types of flooring. When flooring is negligently maintained, the victims of a trip and fall accident have a right to sue the owner of the property for their injuries.
Determining Liability in a Trip and Fall
Any type of establishment has the responsibility to engage in reasonable measures to ensure the safety of visitors or occupants of its property. Some common types of buildings with trip and fall hazards include retail stores or other businesses open to the public, private homes and apartments, stairwells and common areas in residential and public buildings. When you are injured on someone’s property because of a defect in the flooring, the first fact you need to determine is who owns the property.
It can be extremely difficult to determine who owns a property and who is responsible for the maintenance of the property, especially when there are leases, subleases, and other rental agreements. If a building is publicly owned, you only have ninety days to file a claim with the city or town. This is why it is crucial that you hire a Brooklyn premises liability attorney as soon as possible to handle the investigation and timely filing of your claim.
Pursue the Compensation You Deserve
A trip and fall accident on raised flooring can cause serious injuries. The victim can suffer broken bones, muscular injuries, and lacerations and abrasions, depending on where their body lands. In some cases, the raised or worn flooring is located on a stairway or on a stair landing, causing the victim to fall down stairs. Falls down stairs can cause serious broken bones, head injuries, and even death. Trip and fall injuries are serious injuries that can require extensive medical treatment and healing time. Some injuries need surgical intervention and physical therapy or chiropractic therapy. If you were injured because of negligently maintained flooring, you should file a Brooklyn premises liability lawsuit to hold the negligent property owner liable for your serious injuries.
Contact an experienced attorney at Belushin Law Firm to stand up to negligent property owners!
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