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Slip and Fall Injuries Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime in Upstate or Western New York

Throughout the Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester region, there are nearly 20 shopping malls with sprawling and potentially hazardous parking lots. With the holidays around the corner, the malls will be crowded with shoppers who may have to negotiate icy sidewalks, puddles and even oil slicks to avoid slipping and falling. Many parking lots and walkways have poor lighting at night, which can make it difficult to see broken pavement or a step.

The experienced attorneys at the law offices of Buffalo personal injury lawyer James Morris have seen all types of fall down accidents. Unfortunately, you can slip, trip or fall in department stores through no fault of your own. You can sustain shopping mall injuries in any number locations—entry ways with recently mopped floors, restrooms with broken floor tiles, crowded dressing rooms, cluttered aisles, malfunctioning escalators and dark parking garages.

If you are injured while shopping, you should not hesitate to pursue a premises liability claim. In these types of claims, the property owner may be liable for the injuries. Older folks are particularly vulnerable. When the elderly slip and fall, they can end up breaking a hip or fracturing a wrist much more easily than a younger person.

Wherever slip and fall accidents take place—whether it’s an older person who slipped and fell in a mall, a child who slipped and fell crossing an icy road with no salt on it or an executive who tripped on torn carpeting in a poorly maintained office building—the victim may be severely injured.

If you do slip and fall on someone else’s property this holiday season, including public land, remember: the property owner’s premises liability insurance is there to provide compensation for slip and fall injuries.

The insurance companies may try to low-ball a settlement or deny your claim. You don’t have to fight them on your own or let them control the outcome. If you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall accident or any premises liability injury, contact the Law Offices of James Morris for a free consultation. You deserve a reliable, aggressive upstate and western New York personal injury lawyer. Call us at 1-800-477-9044 or complete our online contact form. We can help you seek justice.

James Morris Law
1015 Liberty Building, 424 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202