Slip and fall accidents are generally considered premises liability cases. Every year, thousands of people in the United States suffer serious injuries due to a “slip and fall” accident or a “trip and fall” accident. Property owners are responsible for managing safe conditions on the property they own.
Where premise liability occurs
Premises liability cases can occur inside or outside, at a residence, place of public gathering, place of business, or at a construction site. Dangerous conditions on a property can cause injuries due to cracked or uneven stairways/sidewalks, wet floors, an object on the floor, and snow or ice accumulation. Landlords and hotel/motel owners may be held responsible for unsafe conditions present in their housing accommodations that cause injuries to their tenants or guests.
Duty to warn
The liability of a property’s owners or proprietors will vary depending on the legal rules and principles in place in the particular state that the premise liability injury occurred. Generally, an owner or proprietor of a home, apartment building, hotel/motel, or public store has a duty to protect people lawfully on their property from injuries caused by dangerous conditions that the owner or proprietor should have known about. Depending on the circumstances, the premises owner or proprietor may still be liable for injuries you sustain while on their premises, even if they warned you of potential injury.
Our experienced premise liability lawyers are here to help.
If you are injured because a property owner or a business establishment fails to provide a safe environment, you may have a right to bring a claim for the damages associated with your injuries. These damages normally include pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. If you are looking for an experienced premises liability lawyer to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve, contact us today for your free case evaluation.