If you experience an injury from tripping and falling (or slipping and falling) on private property or on a public sidewalk, and that fall was the result of a dangerous condition such as faulty pavement or an obstructed walkway, you may have the right to compensation.
The same rules apply with a trip and fall as with an automobile accident. First and foremost, make sure you get the medical assistance you need. If you are able, look around to see if there are witnesses and take their contact information, listen to the medical advice you are given, and, of course, seek out an experienced personal injury attorney to ascertain whether you have a case.
In a trip and fall accident, it is critically important to have the accident scene photographed as soon as possible, in the event the conditions change. Your attorney no doubt will arrange for investigators to examine the scene, and he or she will want to review all medical evidence. Please note, that if you fall on New York City public property, your attorney must serve the City with a Notice of Claim. This type of case can be complicated, and an experienced attorney understands all of the legal responsibilities that are required in order to win you compensation.