As winter weather arrives here on Long Island, and with numerous college campuses here, including Hofstra, Adelphi, Post, SUNY Farmingdale andNassau Community College, the frequency of students tripping and falling increases. Daylight hours are decreased, and ice and snow may make surfaces slippery. Ice causes many winter slip and fall accidents, either because of the ice itself or because it leaves roads and sidewalks with dangerous cracks, potholes and lifts.
It doesn’t help that many college kids are out late partying and drinking in dorms, at houses, or in bars, clubs or restaurants. Unfortunately, crowds of young kids may not always be too careful when they are out walking, especially late at night when visibility is low.
On a typical Friday night, Long Island college kids might go to the Hempstead Turnpikebars in anticipation of having some fun. But when under the influence of alcohol, college students have an even higher chance of slipping and falling, whether it is on ice, debris, a cracked sidewalk or just drunken carelessness. The resulting injuries could be anything from a bruised knee to a serious head injury.
It is important to know your rights if your child, or anyone in your family, has a slip and fall accident. Some questions to determine the strength of your case:
Have questions? Contact us for a free consultation. Neal Goldstein and Bob Bashner have 40+ years of experience pursuing and winning slip and fall cases on Long Island. They will discuss your specific case, answer all your questions and let you know your legal options. There is no obligation and never a fee unless you get an award or settlement.