SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS
“Slip & Falls,” or Premises Liability claims are cases in which you may have been injured on someone else’s property.
You have probably slipped or tripped and fallen in your life. Some of those accidents are caused by your own lack of paying attention. At other times, these accidents could have been prevented. Sometimes dangers are not obvious. That is when liability comes into play.
A “slip and fall” commonly refers to a slip and resulting fall due to a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. People can fall as a result of ice or snow on the sidewalk, water on the floor, as well as inconsistencies in flooring material, poor or hard to see gaps or holes in the ground.
There are measures generally recognized within businesses that reduce the risk of slip, trip and fall injuries. Walking surface irregularities, poor drainage (which allows water or oil to pool), inadequate lighting and poorly maintained stairs and handrails are all factors that business and property owners need to deal with to ensure a reasonably safe premises.
When a breach of safety occurs on someone else’s property, the owner may be responsible for compensating the injured person for medical bills. If the injury is severe enough, compensation for loss of wages and loss of employability and other long-term care costs may also be recovered.
These cases can be extremely difficult and require an experienced attorney to assess how, and if, you have a case to pursue against the property owner. Please contact us immediately to see if we can help you with your Slip & Fall/Premises Liability case.