Slip and Falls Lawyer
Premises liability occurs when a property owner fails to clean and maintain property in such a way that prevents dangerous conditions from causing injury to someone on the property. One of the most common instances of premises liability is slip and fall claims. In a slip and fall, a hazard on another person’s property—such as wet floors that lack proper warning, a hole covered by a rug, or rotting wood floors—causes one to fall and injure themselves. These accidents can occur in homes, businesses, construction sites, property owned by the government, or public property. While we all have some degree of responsibility in watching where we are going, property owners also have a legal duty to ensure their premises are in safe condition for invitees and those entering the residence. When a property owner or government entity knows about a hazardous condition and does nothing to repair it, they can be held liable for negligence in the event that someone slips and falls on their property.
Suffering personal injury due to a preventable slip and fall accident can lead to expensive medical bills, missed time at work, and a lengthy recovery period. The dedicated slip and fall lawyers at Mokaram Law Firm are well-versed in proving fault in premises liability cases and can work to obtain just compensation for your unnecessary suffering. As there is no precise way to determine who is liable for a slip and fall accident, the help of a seasoned attorney is often necessary.
Causes of Slip and Falls
A property owner’s legal duty to maintain their residence applies to commercial property owners as much as homeowners. Any place where the public convenes to shop or conduct business must especially be in safe condition for those on the premises. This legal duty is all the more important if children are on the property. In this case, the owner must take additional steps to account for kids’ lack of reason. Common causes of slip and falls include:
- Poor lighting
- Wet or waxy floors that lack adequate warning
- Uneven pavement
- Torn or bulging carpet or rug area
- Spills and leaks from machines or plumbing
- Changes in elevation
- Rotten wood
- Faulty railing
However, to raise a slip and fall claim that occurred in a private residence, a person must have been invited on the property. Property owners do not have a legal duty to trespassers, so those who have no business on the property cannot raise a claim.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and falls may seem like commonplace accidents, but they have the potential to cause any extent of injury—from broken bones to a traumatic brain injury. The proficient slip and fall lawyers at Mokaram Law Firm believe those who fail in their societal responsibility to keep their premises in safe condition should be held accountable for their lack of action. If you or a loved one had to endure injury because of a slip and fall from negligently maintained conditions, do not hesitate to call our offices at (713) 952-4445.