SLIP & FALL
Under premises liability laws, property owners or operators have a legal duty to keep the property safe and free from hazards. Property owners can be held responsible for dangers they knew existed but failed to correct, as well as dangers they “should have known” existed.
Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Accidents
The most common accidents that occur as a result of negligent property owners or operators are slip and fall accidents. In fact, slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of emergency room visits, according to the National Safety Council. Some examples of the common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Spills or standing water on store floors
- Slippery sidewalks
- Uneven sidewalks or pavement
- Unsafe balconies or railing
- Broken stairs or railing
- Malfunctioning elevators or escalators
- Unsecured electrical cords
- Construction hazards
- Inadequately secured premises
Many of the factors that contribute to slip and fall accidents are easily avoidable. Property owners should be diligent in caring for, and maintaining, their property.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
If you have been injured due to slipping or falling on someone else’s property, it is important to act quickly in filing a premises liability claim. Many dangerous conditions or hazards can quickly be repaired, so gathering evidence as soon as possible is an important part of proving your case.
At The Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi & Associates, PLC, we have managed numerous premises liability cases, including slip and fall accidents. Our team has the knowledge and resources you need to get the compensation you deserve. Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation. If you are hospitalized or confined at home, we will gladly come to visit you.
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