When you visit a business or public place, you expect to be in a safe environment. However, sometimes negligence on the part of a business owner or the occupier of the property can lead to an accident that leaves you or a loved one injured. When this happens at a premise, a lawyer should be consulted.
This type of personal injury is called occupiers liability, and it involves any injuries that occur in a public place or publicly accessible place, such as a park, mall, library, hotel or store. An injury can lead to medical bills, lost wages, and other financial hardships that you deserve to be compensated for. We can help you seek compensation for the damages you have incurred because of this incident.
To prevail on a premises liability claim, you must demonstrate that the occupier of the property shared significant responsibility for the dangerous situation or that they failed to conduct a reasonable inspection that would have alerted them to the danger. We will investigate the facts surrounding your injury to determine whether you have a valid claim for trips, slips and falls that occur because of:
We consider evidence that indicates how long a hazard existed to prove the occupier breached its duty of reasonable inspection. For example, a broken jar of cream that is brownish in color, curdled, smeared across the floor and has footprints tracking through it probably created a risk of injury for longer than acceptable under the rules of premises liability.
A “slip and fall” is the generic term for an injury which occurs when someone slips, trips or falls resulting from dangerous or hazardous conditions on someone else's property. We have represented clients in the premises liability cases for slip and fall cases against numerous entities, including:
In resolving a slip and fall case, critical evidence that has been obtained early is usually the easiest to settle out of court. However, if a trial becomes necessary, this evidence becomes the crucial factor in proving liability and damages. To maximize your potential for recovery:
If liability can be clearly proven, it is probable that a settlement can be obtained easier and in a speedier fashion.