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What to Do After a Slip and Fall on a Debris-Covered Passageway/Walkway

February 17, 2023 in

Some of the most common slip and fall injuries include broken bones, concussions, and spinal cord and neck injuries. Debris covering passageways and walkways are trip hazards and commonly cause slip and fall accidents. The elderly are especially vulnerable to slip and fall injuries, the No. 1 cause of injury-related death among older Americans. If you sustained an injury in a slip-and-fall accident, reach out to a lawyer because you may be eligible for compensation.

What Kind of Injuries Do Slip and Falls on Debris-Covered Passageways and Walkways Cause?

Slip and fall accidents are among the most prevalent injury claims in New York and New Jersey. Property owners and managers must maintain passageways and walkways to ensure they are free of trip hazards. In addition, debris-covered passageways and walkways leave pedestrians vulnerable to severe and life-threatening slip-and-fall injuries. 

These injuries may include:

  • Wrist fracture
  • Hip fracture
  • Head injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sprains and strains
  • Twisted knee or ankle joint
  • Shoulder or brachial plexus nerve injury
  • Lacerations and bruising

Why Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

Debris like bricks, cement, mortar, tools, buckets, and cords are trip hazards. When trip hazards cover passageways and walkways, pedestrians are more susceptible to slip-and-fall accidents. Property owners and managers must ensure the property is free of risks that could cause injury.

Because improperly maintained walkways and passageways can result in life-threatening injuries, the elderly are especially vulnerable to slip and fall accidents. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported slip and fall accidents as the No. 1 cause of injury-related deaths among older Americans.

I’ve Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident. What Do I Do?

If you or a loved one tripped and fell in a debris-covered passageway or walkway in a construction zone, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your pain, suffering, and applicable lost wages. Contact a lawyer following a slip and fall injury because multiple parties may share liabilities for your injuries and other damages. 

Contact the New York Attorneys at SPBMCC To Schedule a Free Consultation

Contact the personal injury lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo (SPBMCC) at (212)732-9000 for a free consultation to determine if you are eligible for compensation.

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