Slips, Trips & Falls
Slip and falls are one of the most common causes of injuries. Every year, hundreds of local people suffer torn ligaments and tendons, broken bones and back injuries from falls on dangerous and poorly maintained property.
At Gelber & O’Connell, LLC, we provide aggressive, intelligent representation for those injured on the property of others. Our lawyers have built a reputation as some of the region’s most reliable and successful advocates. Over the years, our law firm has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for the injured, including numerous major successes in slip-and-fall and other premises liability claims.
How Did You Get Hurt?
As experienced slip and fall attorneys, we are ready to fight for the rights of those injured due to a variety of dangerous property conditions, including:
- Elevator and escalator accidents in retail stores and other establishments
- Steps or sidewalks covered in ice and snow
- Defective or poorly maintained stairways and hand railings
- Unmarked work zones
- Spilled liquids on floors
- Defective or inadequate lighting
- Uneven or cracked sidewalks and pavement
- Defects in parking lots
After someone gets badly hurt, it is common for property owners to take quick action to fix the dangerous condition. If at all possible, you should try to document, through photographs or other means, the condition that caused your accident. If the accident happened at a place of business, notify the manager so that a report can be made. Such evidence will make your personal injury claim stronger.
The attorneys at Gelber & O’Connell, LLC, handle slip-and-fall cases involving both commercial and residential premises. This includes shopping centers, stores and malls, parking lots, apartment buildings and other rental property.