Slip and Fall Accidents
(See “Premises Liability” for more information)
Slip and fall accidents are the most common types of premises liability cases, which center on the issue of a property owner's duty of care for the property. When an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant while on another person's property, the owner of the property may be liable if it can be proven that their negligence or recklessness led to the injury. However, slip and fall accidents are complex and oftentimes are difficult to prove. Generally, plaintiffs must prove that the property owners either failed to maintain the property or created unsafe conditions which caused the injury, or knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe condition but didn't warn visitors or tenants of this fact.
Owning or occupying land does not make that person strictly liable for the injuries sustained on the property. In order for the property owner or occupier of the property to be liable, there must be some form of negligence by the owner or occupier.
To successfully win a slip and fall case, you need attorneys who understand the various nuances of slip and fall accidents as they relate to premises liability. Our firm represents plaintiffs against legally responsible owners or occupiers of residential, commercial or public property.
You may be able to file a lawsuit for a slip and fall accident if:
- You are injured due to, among other things, poor lighting, sudden changes in floor height, torn carpeting, lack of handrails on stairs, wet floors, uneven ground, concealed pot holes, broken stairs, swimming pools, dangerous animals, lack of security, or shoddy maintenance at your dwelling;
- You are injured at someone's residence or business due to a dangerous condition if you were not adequately warned of the existence of the dangerous condition, or if the owner failed to remedy the dangerous condition in a timely manner;
- You are on the property of another and are injured by a dangerous condition that the owner knew or should have known about, and did nothing to warn of the dangerous condition or remedy the dangerous condition.
If you have been injured through a slip and fall accident which you believe may be a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.