Owner Premises LiabilitySlip and fall accidents are all too common, and can lead to serious injuries or even death. Under premises liability laws, property owners have a duty to keep the conditions of their premises safe, and may be held liable for any injury caused by a failure on their part to do so. Both businesses and individuals must take reasonable measures to prevent slip and fall accidents. When they fail to do so, they may be held accountable, and their victims may be compensated.
More often than not, slip and fall accidents are the result of a failure by property owners to eliminate dangerous conditions or to adequately warn visitors about them. Wet floors are the most common hazard leading to this type of accident. Liquids such as rain water, spilled drinks, oil or grease, and cleaning products can create a hazard. Dust, debris and foreign obstacles may also trigger harmful falls. Other hazards include uneven walking surfaces, poor lighting and defective safeguards or handrails.
In order to recover from a property owner, the victim must show that the owner caused the unsafe condition and either know or should have known about it and failed to take reasonable steps to correct it. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it is crucial that you preserve evidence by reporting the accident to the property owner, obtaining contact information from witnesses, taking pictures and immediately seeking medical treatment. The attorneys at Boles Holmes Parkman White LLC can thoroughly assess and review all aspects of your case, research legal authority, consult experts and witnesses, and obtain the best possible outcome for you. We know how to negotiate a settlement, and we are aggressive advocates in the courtroom. Time is a factor, so contact us today for a free consultation, and let us fight for you.