Property owners are legally responsible to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for lawful visitors to the property. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere – in supermarkets, parking lots, rental properties, retail stores, restaurants, construction sites, nightclubs, etc. and may occur both inside and outside the premises.
Property owners can be held legally liable to victims of slip and falls or trip and falls when they allow dangerous and/or defective conditions to remain on the premises and/or fail to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition.
Some common conditions that can cause a person to trip or slip and all can include broken stairs, faulty handrails, slippery floors due to accumulations of water or spilled liquids, snow and ice buildup, poorly placed merchandise, food products left on the store floors, among other conditions.
Often times these cases involve complex questions regarding liability and fault on the part of the property owner and it is important to understand all of your rights under the laws. Also, it is very important to preserve the evidence of the alleged defective condition.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, please contact me immediately to discuss your legal rights.