The winter can be dangerous. Sometimes sidewalks are covered in sheets of ice, snow and sleet. Many times we find ourselves with nowhere safe to walk without risking slipping and falling, which could result in significant bodily injuries. Our office has had many successes in holding property owners responsible for their failure to provide pathways clear of ice and snow for pedestrians.
In Lalla v. College of Staten Island, we took our client's case to the Appellate Division, Second Department, and obtained a determination that the College of Staten Island was 100% at fault for Ms. Lalla's slip and fall on snow and ice. We successfully demonstrated that the College failed to meet their duty to clear snow and ice from a staircase that Ms. Lalla used to get to class and that they also failed to provide any other safe alternative path for her to walk on.
That decision expanded existing law and the ability of injured people to hold property owners responsible for their failure to provide a safe premises. Now, if there is no proper pathway provided, and you get injured as a result, the attorneys at Louis Grandelli, P.C. will work to make sure that you are compensated by the responsible parties.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident due to icy conditions, contact Louis Grandelli, P.C.