May 16th, 2018 Posted by
Slip and fall injuries can occur anywhere and there are several reasons why a person may slip and fall, especially when property owners neglect potential hazards. These injuries can often result in disability, disfigurement, pain, and suffering. “Slip and Fall” injuries fall into the category of premise liability- property owners owe a duty of care to invitees to remove any dangerous conditions on their property, or in the least, a duty to warn. If a property or business owner fails to fix a safety issue that it knew, or should have known about, you may have a negligence claim against the business for your injuries.
Some causes of a trip and fall injury may be
- Floors left wet and slippery due to recent cleaning, spills, or tracked in rain
- Flooring, carpet, rugs, or tiles that are loose or uneven
- Poorly maintained parking lots, ramps, or stairwells
- Broken Gutters
- Parking lots or lanes made hazardous by holes, sprinkler heads, etc.
- Faulty elevators and escalators
In order to have a case, you will need to be able to prove a few points:
- A safety hazard existed
- The hazard was the direct cause of your injury
- The property owner was aware of or should have known about the hazard and did not warn you
- The safety hazard was not one that should have been open and obvious to you
These types of lawsuits can be very complicated, and put mildly, the law favors business owners, so it is important to hire an experienced attorney to navigate your slip and fall case. If you have any questions or are in need of legal assistance, please contact the Peper Law Firm today!