The answer lies in the legal concept of negligence. Did the property owner fail to remove snow or ice, or fail to warn a visitor to the property of the risk of a slip and fall? Who owned the property — a homeowner, commercial enterprise, government agency, or the City? Once the negligent party or parties are identified, an injury claim can be filed to recover compensation for the slip and fall accident. It is strongly advised that you get legal help from a skilled slip and fall lawyer in New York. Based on the initial investigation to identify the liable parties, there may be a very limited window of time in which to legally file an injury claim.
If the slip and fall occurred on the street, on public property, there is far less time in which to file an injury claim than cases involving a private party. It is advised that you discuss your situation with a qualified lawyer to help you determine what to do, and the deadlines that must be met. If you fail to file within the statute of limitations, there is literally no case, and no chance to seek financial compensation or get the justice you deserve.