Slip and Fall Premise Liability – What You Can Do If You Have Been Hurt
A slip and fall premise liability lawsuit revolves around a property that has been left in a dangerous condition that led to a person being injured. As experienced slip and fall premise liability attorneys, the lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law represent clients whose injuries could have been prevented if the property owner or operator had acted responsibly and taken action to eliminate a potentially and foreseeably hazardous condition. If you have suffered a slip and fall premise liability injury, call our office today to set up a convenient appointment to discuss your case. We will let you know whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for the damages that you have suffered.
When people own property or are responsible for its operation, they assume what is known as a duty of care. This means that if they allow their property to become unsafe, they can be held financially liable for any injuries that result from the unsafe conditions. Though some unsafe conditions may be obvious, such as construction sites, swimming pools, or having a dangerous animal present on the property, other situations are more subtle. This is particularly the case when it comes to slip and fall premise liability, because people often blame themselves or their own carelessness when in fact their injuries are a result of a condition that it was the property owner’s responsibility to address. Examples of these types of conditions could include a sidewalk or parking lot that has not been shoveled or had ice removed, water that is spilled on the floor of a restaurant and not mopped up in a reasonable amount of time, debris left in a walkway for people to trip over, and sidewalks that are cracked or uneven.
Though people hearing the term slip and fall often think that the injuries that result from these types of incidents are benign, they can actually be devastating and traumatic. Many people end up suffering traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken and fractured bones as a result of a simple slip and fall accident, and that is why property owners are expected to exercise care in ensuring that their property is safe.
When a property owner or operator fails in their responsibility to maintain the property in a reasonable and responsible way, the person who has suffered the injury has a right to seek compensation for any damages that they have suffered. Depending upon the severity and extent of the injury that they have suffered, this can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall, don’t make the mistake of blaming yourself without getting the opinion of a qualified slip and fall premises liability attorney. The lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Attorney at Law will be happy to meet with you for a no-cost consultation to review your case and let you know whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation.
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