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I have been sued for a slip and fall in a barber shop I owned in 2017 through the negligence of not reading the watch your step sign

Asked on Mar 13th, 2019 on Civil Litigation - New York
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Can I get some legal advice as to how to deal with it.I don't have the shop anymore it was a financial burden
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Answered on Mar 18th, 2019 at 6:32 AM
If you had insurance at the time, then you need to notify your insurance company ASAP.  If you had no insurance, but you now have a homeowner's policy, you may be covered under that.  If you had no insurance and have no insurance now, you need to answer the complaint.  Once the plaintiff finds there is no insurance, he will lose interest.  He is also suing the owner of the building you were in I imagine, and there would be insurance there too.

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Answered on Mar 13th, 2019 at 2:08 PM
If you had premises liability insurance at the time of the fall, then simply turn it over to them and they will pay for the cost of your defense. 

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