One particular type of premises liability is a slip and fall accident, also known as a trip and fall accident. There are many dangerous conditions which can happen causing a serious injury in just an instant. This can be a foreign substance on a floor, uneven steps, icy areas, and dangerous doors.The following are examples of the types of slip, trip and fall accidents our lawyers handle:
- Slipping over a spilled substance on a floor
- Tripping over loose carpeting or tile
- Tripping over an uneven edge on a floor
- Tripping over a flagstone when the steps blend into the walkway
- Slipping on ice that forms when water freezes on a sidewalk
Property owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their premises. This means they need to take the time and spend the money to pay people to sweep their floors, mop up spills and warn people about hazards. If the property owner does not do his or her job, and you are injured as a result, you have a right to seek compensation.
Insurance companies will not pay damage claims willingly. It often takes evidence such as store security videos and statements from witnesses to prove negligence on the part of the property owner. Our lawyers have a track record of success in holding property owners responsible.
If you were injured while visiting another person’s property, it is important that you know you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. By filing a personal injury claim against the negligent property owner, you may be able to collect monetary damages for your pain, suffering, medical expenses and even time away from work. The key to obtaining such compensation is working with a skilled lawyer like those at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC.