Slip & Fall
Slip and fall cases are another very common type of personal injury case. Property owners (or, in some cases, those who are renting property) have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards, so that people who are on the property do not become injured. All businesses that open themselves up to the public have a legal obligation to keep their property safe for customers. If an accident occurred as a result of dangerous conditions on the property (such poor lighting, hazardous debris, slippery surface, worn carpeting, etc.), the store can be held liable.
Common places where slip and falls occur include:
- Shopping malls
- Parking lots
Even if the owner did not create the hazard, if he or she knew about it or should have known about it, then he or she can be held responsible. For example, if you slipped on a spill that employees failed to clean up in a timely manner or if they failed to warn patrons, then the store can be held liable.
Of course, not all injuries that occur on the property will lead to liability. The exact nature of a landowner’s legal duty varies depending on the situation and according to the law in place in the state where the injury occurred. Our team of attorneys will investigate every aspect of the case. We will fight hard to maximize your compensation within your case.