As a Personal Injury Attorney I get calls every day from potential clients injured in slip/trip and fall accidents. Many calls come around holiday times (when you have a lot of guests), and/or when there is snow or ice on the ground. To help limit the liability on your property, read these quick and easy tips:
Look Around – You need to actually take the time to walk around inside and outside your home, and look for anything that seems dangerous, or could constitute a “tripping hazard”. Under NY law, even a small defective condition could nevertheless be a tripping hazard that requires repair. Look for loose or broken steps and handrails, broken or cracked walkways, any change in elevation in a walking area (anywhere a toe could get snagged), areas that constantly drip or leak (and could freeze when the sun goes down), and for objects, even toys, which obstruct common paths.