Slip and fall accidents (otherwise known as Premises Liability Cases), occur often and can lead to serious injury and even death. Hazards such as wet floors, uneven sidewalks, ice or snow, oil patches, potholes, poorly designed stairs, or even missing handrails can cause unsuspecting pedestrians to slip, trip, or fall. These accidents can take place anywhere such as stores, public sidewalks, sports complexes, parking lots, or even a private residence. Slip and falls usually occur during our regular, daily activities. While many of these cases involve a slip and fall situation, not all do. Premises liability can also arise where improper security measures promote you to be the victim of a crime, or where injury is caused by the collapse of a building due to the improper construction or engineering. Slip and falls can result in broken bones, dislocated joints, traumatic brain injury, and even death.
We often utilize liability experts in complicated slip and fall accidents to properly protect your rights.
Numerous parties can be held liable in slip and fall cases. In a commercial setting, the property owner, tenants, as well as the property maintenance company can be held liable. If the accident occurs in a residential apartment or house different laws apply depending on the individual situation.
We always recommend you immediately document the are that caused your fall, by taking photos of the area and your injury and retaining them for your records. We also recommend you report the fall to the owner as soon as possible.