Protruding Object Accident
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Protruding objects can be extremely dangerous for unsuspecting patrons, visitors, and pedestrians alike. Nobody expects a displaced foreign item to be in their path. Guests expect landowners to reasonably maintain their properties and keep the walkways clean and clear. When victims trip over or fall onto objects that are sticking out, they can get severely injured or worse. Depending upon the severity of the fall, victims may be hospitalized and unable to work for days or even weeks. If you, or a family member, have been seriously injured after tripping and falling over a protruding object, you must contact a competent personal injury lawyer about your claim as soon as possible.
Under New York law, all property owners owe a reasonable duty of care to visitors and staff to make all reasonable efforts to safely maintain their premises. This legal obligation includes inspecting for dangerous conditions and remedying any potentially unsafe conditions on the property, such as protruding objects. At the minimum, paths, aisles, sidewalks, and other walkways must be adequately maintained for safe passage. Meaning walkways should never have objects sticking out that could trip unsuspecting pedestrians. Even in situations where the protruding object is beyond their control, landowners must exercise reasonable care to protect guests. For instance, if there is a fallen tree limb in the middle of a parking lot, the property owner would be required to remove the branch to reduce the risk of an accident. When a victim suffers a protruding object fall because of a landowner’s negligence, he or she may be entitled to seek monetary compensation through a premises liability lawsuit.
Jed Dietrich, Esq., distinguished as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorney, has exclusively handled serious personal injury claims throughout the country for over 20 years, including numerous premises liability accident lawsuits. Allow Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team lawyers to handle your claim and pursue the compensation that you merit. We will help alleviate your anxiety and apprehension during this strenuous time so that you can focus on recovering. The Dietrich Law Firm’s team of veteran attorneys will not allow another’s negligence or irresponsibility to wreck your life.
You should not be forced to bear the burden of paying exorbitant hospital bills, taking excessive sick days from work, or other unpredicted future impacts. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his zealous lawyers over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, is available twenty-four-seven by calling (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.Common Types of Protruding Objects
When a victim slips, he or she may be unfortunate enough to fall onto a protruding object. In other situations, the victim might trip over an object that is sticking out due to poor lighting. Some objects that can result in protruding object accidents include:
- Broken tiles;
- Defective stairs;
- Faulty railings;
- Tree roots;
- Construction debris;
- Decorations on the floor;
- Broken glass;
- Untrimmed hedges near sidewalks;
- Lose stones on walkways;
- Poorly designed product displays; and
- Attractive nuisances.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER AN ACUTE INJURY DUE TO TRIPPING OVER A PROTRUDING OBJECT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
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In addition to the fall itself causing injury, the protruding object can greatly magnify the severity of a victim’s injuries. If the victim lands on the object, his or her injuries could be devastating. Common injuries sustained in accidents involving objects sticking out include:
- Lacerations and bruises;
- Fractured and broken bones;
- Puncture wounds;
- Torn tendons and ligaments;
- Soft tissue damage;
- Internal injuries;
- Neck or back or injuries;
- Complete paralysis;
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI); and
- Permanent disfigurement.
The burden of proof in premises liability accidents is on the victim. In situations where insufficient property maintenance or carelessness causes an injury, the landowner may be found liable. To recover damages for injuries suffered, the victim must demonstrate the following:
- The Property Owner Owed a Duty of Care: It is important to show that you were lawfully on the property or the landowner was aware that you were trespassing. As mentioned above, property owners owe a duty of care to ensure that their properties are safe for guests.
- The Duty of Care was Breached: The landowner must have known or had reason to know about the protruding object. Also, it is important to establish that the property owner had sufficient time yet neglected to repair it or at least warn others on the property. Walking areas should be free and clear of any protruding objects that could injure visitors.
- Causation: The protruding object must have been a substantial factor in causing your fall.
- Actual Damages: Your protruding object mishap must have caused injury or other damages.
It is imperative to retain a skilled protruding object accident attorney with extensive experience investigating these types of incidents. The skillful lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. approach every case with the same level of effort and diligence. Our seasoned investigators will interview all potential witnesses, review property records, request any security camera footage, and gather any other crucial evidence. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his battle-tested attorneys, are committed to supporting and managing your case with top-notch professionalism and first-class service. We offer complimentary case evaluations and consultations. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team today at (716) 839-3939. Our seasoned lawyers are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!