Slip & Falls


Slip and fall is the term for an accident that involves an individual falling on the property of another. This is common in the workplace, especially in places like kitchens, warehouses, and construction sites. Michael D. Ribowsky will be able to represent you and make certain that the liability falls on the owner of the property and not the injured party. Our firm handles these cases in the following manner

For years, slip & fall injuries have been staged and were dubbed one of the major forms of civil injury fraud. In recent years, state governments have cracked down on this phenomenon and we are proud to report that we have really witnessed a decrease in these cases. With that said, if your case does have even a minor level of true negligence than you are definitely entitled to a legal consultation.


It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure the workplace or property is safe for both employees and clients. If they act negligent and don’t make the environment safe then they can be held liable for the accident. Proving liability in the correct fashion requires the expertise of Michael D. Ribowsky as the attributes of the accident are seldom clear.

To win a slip & fall case we will need to help you with documenting evidence, filing an accident report, collecting complete witness information and getting statements from the witnesses. Specifics should not be discussed with the property personnel or their representatives.
Visiting a doctor is an important step to take to determine liability. The doctor visit should be as soon as you can, and Michael D. Ribowsky will be able communicate with the doctor immediately to determine which information is relevant. Our legal team will also know which regulations should have been in place to prevent the accident.

Cause of Accident

Determining the cause of the accident is our top priority. Every slip & fall is unique and Michael D. Ribowsky will know how to proceed. Each business and property owner must take certain legal precautions to try and prevent accidents & lawsuits before they happen. A common example is a spill or wet floor. There should be a wet floor sign in place, and where there are steps a caution side should be visible. In manufacturing or construction environments, the premises should remain clean and tidy, without equipment left around, and dangerous areas be labeled as such. Michael D. Ribowsky knows the grey areas of these precautionary measures and which of them involve even the most minor form of negligence.

Legal Assistance

Collecting evidence and documenting what happened will assist in showing how the injury transpired, as well as proof of liability. Michael D. Ribowsky will guide you from the injury and medical treatment, up until settlement or court. Knowing when how and to proceed to each step will be one of the keys to a solid case.

Michael D. Ribowsky does whatever it takes to make sure you receive maximized compensation, which is dependent upon where and how the injury happened and what medical and loss of income was caused by it. Michael D. Ribowsky has many years of experience representing clients and handling all the details from start to finish. Schedule a free case consultation today and be part of Michael D. Ribowsky’s 98% success rate.

Slip & Fall FAQ

What is a slip and fall?

Slip and fall is an expression to describe a scenario where someone falls on someone else’s property.

Some of the most common causes are an unsafe work environment and wet or damaged floors.

What are the most common injuries?

Head and neck injuries

Hips or pelvis

Ankle fractures/breaks

Back and spine

How long after an accident can I sue?

In New York, there is approximately a 3-year limit to sue for slip and fall accidents. This starts from the date of the accident and it is advisable to contact an attorney sooner than later so there is time to gather the appropriate evidence.

What evidence should be gathered after a slip and fall accident?

It is very important to be able to document the situation at the time of the fall. Any pictures or eyewitnesses are essential for the case.

Additionally, answers to some of the following questions should be prepared:

What was the cause?

Did you seek medical attention?

Was work missed because of the injury?

How quickly was a report filed?

What was your purpose in the place of the accident?

What did the proper owner do to assist after the fall?

and others

What Is Premises Liability?

Premise liability refers to a legal situation where the owner of a property (commercial or residential) is responsible for maintaining a safe and clean property, and if not they can be held responsible for the injuries that resulted.

Do I need an attorney for a slip and fall accident?

Yes, it is advisable to contact an attorney immediately. Building an accurate case is essential to proving liability for the injuries. Dealing with insurance, property owners, and knowing what to do and when to do it can be difficult so it is best to contact an experienced professional as soon as possible.
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