A slip and fall or trip and fall accident on another's property may result in a premises liability case. Premises liability refers to the idea that property owners are responsible for supplying a reasonably safe environment to those who visit or enter their premises, such as guests, patrons, customers, or the residents of nursing homes, dormitories, or similar facilities. In some cases, a slip and fall accident may be the result of negligence on the part of the property owner, manager, or occupier, which makes them liable for damages. Where such an individual has failed to remedy a dangerous condition or safety hazard, such as a wet, slippery floor, broken stair, or inadequate lighting, those injured as a result may be entitled to damages for their injuries.
A slip and fall injury case can be a complicated matter, which is why it is important to consult with a St. Joseph personal injury attorney at Smith Law. You will need the professional opinion and advice of a capable attorney to determine whether your accident and injuries fall under personal injury law. Our firm is prepared to investigate the circumstances of your slip and fall injuries to determine who may be liable and initiate legal action on your behalf where appropriate.
In a slip and fall accident case, it will have to be shown that the dangerous condition or safety hazard on the premises was known by the property owner who failed to remedy or remove it in a timely fashion. Failure to do so may constitute negligence, which is the underlying factor in a personal injury case. This may apply to private residences as well as public constructions, such as office buildings, retail outlets, restaurants, theaters, malls, parking structures, hotels, entertainment venues, schools, universities, and more. A statute of limitations may apply in such cases, meaning you will have a limited time in which to make your claim. By consulting with an attorney promptly, you can get the legal help you need immediately.
Contact a St. Joseph slip & fall attorney at the firm if you have been hurt on another's property due to negligent property conditions.