Premises Liability – Slip & Fall

The Premises accident, referred to as a “slip and fall" describes the type of loss that occurs usually as a result of a defective surface, a slippery substance, or other dangerous conditions. These injuries commonly will occur at restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping malls. The fact that you become injured from a slip, trip, or fall does not necessarily mean that someone else is legally responsible for your injury. The owner or operator of a business has a legal duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, or at least warn the public of a dangerous condition that they caused, were aware of, or should have been aware of. If these tests are not met, and you injure yourself on their property as a result of their failure to meet these conditions, you may have a valid claim against the business owner or operator. Premises liability claims encompass a variety of injuries including but not limited to:
  • Injuries sustained in elevators
  • Injuries sustained in stores
  • Injuries sustained in building corridors
  • Injuries sustained outside on private or public land
  • Injuries sustained in resorts
  • Injuries sustained during recreational activities
While the most common premises liability case is a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident, these injuries are by no means the only kind of premises negligence case that our firm handles. Premises liability lawsuits may also stem from any kind of unsafe or dangerous conditions on the premises, or defect in the construction of, or inadequate maintenance of the premises where an injury or accident occurs. These types of cases include:
  • Injuries from toxic chemical exposure
  • Injuries from toxic mold
  • Lead poisoning
  • Defective lighting
  • Failure to warn of hazardous conditions on the property
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Other dangerous conditions of the premises

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