Premises Liability in Slip-and-Fall Accidents
A slip-and-fall accident is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in the United States. Whether a slip-and-fall happens from high up or from ground level, it can result in a serious and sometimes fatal injury.
Slip-and-fall accidents can occur anywhere and some of the most common causes include:
- Poorly maintained stairs or stairwells
- Wet or uneven floors
- Spills that were not cleaned up
- Inadequately maintained construction sites
- Uneven or crumbling sidewalks
- Slippery bathtubs
Often, someone else’s negligence is the cause of the slip-and-fall. If you are unsure of the identity of the responsible party, our lawyers at The Law Eagles may be able to answer your questions and determine who is responsible to compensate you. If warranted, we can file a claim to recover compensation for you and possibly for your loved ones that have suffered a slip-and-fall injury.
Your compensation may cover:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
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Determining Who Should Compensate You
Some common factors that your attorney may consider and verify before filing a lawsuit include:
- The ability of the liable party to have prevented such an accident
- Previous complaints about the same hazard
- Negligence of the business or property owner
Property and business owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe. If the owner is negligent in these duties and you are injured in a fall, you may be compensated for your injury. An investigation will assess whether the responsible people or organizations exercised reasonable precautions by asking these questions:
- Did the business owner use common sense?
- Should the owner have known about the hazard?
- Did the owner use reasonable care to keep the property hazard free?
Every case is unique, and the strategy of the investigation should reflect that fact. Our premises liability attorney at the Law Eagles has had success advocating for our clients in slip-and-fall accidents.
Who is Responsible for Falls on Snow and Ice?
In regions where ice and snow are prevalent, business owners have a duty to keep their premises free of ice and snow in a timely fashion. Laws allow a business owner a reasonable amount of time to remove hazards. For example, if there’s an accumulation of ice or snow caused by a leaky pipe that has not been remedied in a timely manner, the property owner could be required to compensate you for any slip-and-fall injury directly linked to that leaky pipe.
If you have suffered from such an accident, call the Law Eagles for a free analysis of your potential case.
What Caused a Fall on the Stairs?
If you or a loved one has suffered in a slip-and-fall accident involving stairs or steps, our investigators at Law Eagles can help discover what happened. Common causes of slip-and-falls on stairs include:
- No handrails
- Slippery surfaces
- Broken handrails
- Broken surfaces
- Poor lighting
Who is Liable for a Slip-and-Fall?
There are several reasons why a business owner may be liable for your stairway slip-and-fall. Perhaps the business owner or an employee:
- Caused the spill or hazard
- Should have known of the hazard and did nothing
- Knew of the hazard and did not fix it
At The Law Eagles, our attorney has seen it all. Learn how he can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Email us or call 619-839-7403 to set up a free consultation.