Slip and fall accidents are those that occur on someone else’s property and could be due to the owner’s negligence in fixing a potential issue. These accidents, like any other, can leave you out of work and with stacked medical bills. You should not be the one responsible financially for someone else’s inattention and with the help of an attorney, you don’t have to be.
Slip and falls are legally referred to as “premises liability” cases. What this means is that the owner of the property is the one responsible for attending to the upkeep of the grounds. Property owners are responsible for inspecting their area, tending to known hazards, and letting visitors know that a hazard may exist. Failure to do so can result in a visitor getting injured and in that case, the owner will be held liable. If you have been injured due to an owner’s negligence in maintaining their property or allowing you onto their property under dangerous conditions, you may be entitled to a financial settlement.