Premises liability law covers injuries that are caused by a trip or slip and fall. Property owners and proprietors of businesses to which the public is invited are legally obligated to maintain reasonably safe premises so that individuals are able to visit and conduct business without unreasonable risk. When these parties fail to provide this safe environment and an injury occurs as a result, victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. With offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, trip or slip and fall injury victims can expect a lawyer from the Locks Law Firm to protect their rights and pursue the compensation to which they are entitled.
Elements of a Slip and Fall Case
In order to obtain compensation for your slip or trip and fall accident, your lawyer will need to show that the owner, operator, or manager of the premises in question either caused the dangerous conditions that led to your fall or allowed those conditions to come about, that he or she either knew or should reasonably have known about the danger and that he or she failed to take reasonable steps to address the dangerous conditions or warn of the risk. While defendants frequently try to blame the victim for his or her fall injuries, a sophisticated lawyer may be able to demonstrate that the real cause of the injury was the failure of the property owner to take reasonable precautions to avoid foreseeable injuries.
A property owner or business often purchases general public liability insurance to cover the costs if there is a claim for damages. A homeowner is usually covered for such accidents through their homeowners insurance.
Slip and Fall Scenarios
Depending on the site of your slip and fall accident, certain factors will need to be taken into account. If you were injured in a place of business, multiple parties will likely share liability. If the business rents space, for instance, both the property owner and the business owner can be held liable. If you trip and fall in a home or residential property, the homeowner may be to blame. If you are a tenant, your landlord might be responsible for the injury assuming he or she failed to perform adequate maintenance or properly address a hazard. If you are injured on government or public property, you will need a seasoned trip or slip and fall lawyer to guide you through negotiations with the city or other entity.
With offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, the Locks Law Firm is your resource for a seasoned premises liability lawyer who is prepared to aggressively pursue compensation from the parties whose actions put you at risk and caused your injuries resulting from a trip or slip and fall accident.
Contact a Locks Law Firm Premises Liability Lawyer
At the Locks Law Firm, we are passionate about representing victims who have been injured in a trip or slip and fall accident because of someone else’s negligent conduct. Contact the Pennsylvania, Cherry Hill or New York Offices of the Locks Law Firm today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.Do I have a case? Free Case Evaluation