Slip and Fall
Slip and fall cases typically involve injuries that occur due to dangerous or poorly maintained conditions on someone else’s property.
Property owners are legally responsible for maintaining reasonably safe conditions on their property. Inadequate lighting, damaged flooring, and leaking water from appliances are hazards that could cause someone to slip, trip, or fall, resulting in an injury. Negligence is determined based on whether the property owner acted reasonably to prevent the accident or if the property owner neglected a known condition, failed to correct, or created the condition.
People injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner or occupiers’ negligence may have grounds to file a personal injury claim and be awarded compensation for injuries, medical expenses, unpaid or lost work, and pain and suffering.
WET OR SLIPPERY FLOORS
Slip and fall injuries can occur at frequently visited public places such as grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping centers, where spilled liquids, food, rainwater, or snow can be tracked inside to create slippery floor surfaces. Hazards, including objects dropped, abandoned, or unsecured items, can lead to hazardous floor conditions.
The Skeldon Law team is experienced in representing clients and victims of another person’s negligence and is available to answer questions and explain the victim’s legal rights.
POORLY MAINTAINED PROPERTY
Residential and commercial property owners and occupiers must regularly conduct property maintenance and adhere to building codes and local statutes to provide a safe environment for tenants and individuals utilizing the property.
Negligent maintenance includes poorly lit outdoor and indoor lighting, water leaks, structural issues, damaged staircases, loose, curled, or worn carpet and flooring, cracked and uneven sidewalks, potholes in parking lots or roadways, and cluttered debris.
Property owners and occupiers are additionally required to shovel, plow, and clear properly salt walkways, parking lots, and property driveways.