Those injured in slip-and-fall accidents are often quick to blame the property owner for their injuries. When injured parties file claims, it is vital to have an experienced attorney protecting the interests of the property owners and the carriers that insure them. The seasoned insurance defense team at O'Connor First has served the needs of clients faced with slip-and-fall litigation throughout Upstate New York and Vermont.
Our defense team is led by partners who have been recognized for their excellent legal representation and have each been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for more than five years in a row. This includes Terrence P. O’ Connor, who has repeatedly been named as one of the Top 10 New York Super Lawyers. Our collaborative approach to defense cases ensures that every client benefits from the knowledge of our partners and every attorney at our firm.
Premises Liability Defense Lawyers Serving Albany
We use this knowledge to build effective cases when slips, falls and other premises liability accidents allegedly occur at business sites, office parks, commercial buildings, construction sites, hotels, grocery stores, private residential property and other settings. These claims commonly involve accusations of:
- Uneven pavement or sidewalks
- Open or concealed holes at construction sites
- Wet floors
- Debris on walkways
- Low or insufficient lighting
- Loose stairs or handrails
- Icy sidewalks and other areas with accumulated snow
To protect our clients’ interests and contain the costs of these and other slip-and-fall claims, we conduct in-depth investigations and fully document the scene of the alleged accident. We know how to collect evidence and ensure the accuracy of photographic evidence used to prove that property owners met their duty of care and kept property in a reasonably safe condition.