Slip-and-fall claims refer to personal injury claims arising from accidents on premises owned or maintained by someone else. The owner or the individual legally required to maintain the property can be held responsible for negligence and failing to properly repair or maintain the premise in a reasonably safe condition.
Dangerous conditions such as rotten rickety stairs collapsing, failure to have hand railings, inadequate lighting, failure to remove snow and ice and a myriad of other unsafe conditions can cause people to slip and hurt themselves inside or outside of buildings that have not been properly repaired and maintained.
Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Cases
Unfortunately, many businesses and property owners cut corners and do not properly maintain their premises. Each unsafe premise case depends on whether the property owner acted reasonably in maintaining and/or repairing their premise and whether they gave proper warning of unsafe conditions so that frequenters would not be injured.
In most cases, a person injured on someone else’s property must prove that the cause of the accident was an unsafe or dangerous condition, and that the owner or person in charge of the property knew or should have known of the unsafe condition. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine whether it is advisable to file a personal injury claim in your situation based upon the facts of your case.
Our attorneys are experienced in this area and willing to discuss your case with you free of cost or obligation on the first call or visit. In many cases, we will send out an investigator to look into the circumstances and take measurements, photographs and preserve evidence in order to properly analyze and determine the validity of your case. Our firm’s investigators and attorneys will also research possible building and maintenance code violations relative to your fact situation. In many of the cases we have handled we have found that city building inspectors have warned property owners of code violations and safety hazards and that the property owners did not take the appropriate action in repairing and making the premise safe.
In the appropriate and serious case we will also retain home and/or building inspectors, engineers and accident reconstructionists to determine the cause of your injury and place your case in the strongest possible position for resolution and trial.
If you think you are a victim of a Slip & Fall Case call us Toll Free at 866·889·2177