Slip & Fall
The term “slip and fall” may be used to describe a variety of different ways a person may fall on somebody’s else’s property. A person could suffer a slip and fall injury by slipping on some slippery substance and falling to the ground. A person could also be injured by tripping on something on the property that creates a tripping hazard but is not sufficiently marked for you to identify the tripping hazard.
A property owner is responsible for your injuries if they allow a dangerous condition to exist on their property and do not warn you of the condition and you become injured as a result of that dangerous condition. Different causes of slip and fall injuries range from improperly placed mats or rugs to changes in elevation without contrasting the change in elevation. Sometimes, grocery stores leave spills on the floor and fail to place warning signs around the spill area, which can easily cause someone to slip and fall to the ground. Improperly maintained sidewalks can even become a tripping hazard if the people walking on the sidewalk does not have adequate warning of the poor maintenance.
In all premises cases involving a slip and fall or trip and fall, it is important for the lawyer to begin to gather evidence as soon as practical after the fall to help prove your claim. It is important to establish early on that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition or if the inactions of the property owner caused or contributed to the fall. Do not hesitate to contact our firm and talk to an experience attorney regarding your rights. The only way to protect yourself and your rights is to consult an attorney who is experience in these matters and one who has a track record of fighting for consumers in these types of claims.