Slip and Fall Liability
When you visit another person’s property, no matter if it is a residential property like a home or apartment, commercial property like a shopping center or store, or even if you are walking through a parking lot or using a building’s escalator or elevator, you expect to encounter safe conditions. You would not expect to trip in a parking lot or slip on a wet area in a store. That is because property owners are expected to provide adequate warnings to hazards they are unable to remove immediately. If you do find yourself injured by a hazard left in negligence on a property, you need to contact a slip and fall lawyer right away.
If you were injured because of an uneven walkway, a floor was wet unexpectedly, or if a stairway or parking lot was covered with patches of ice, your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. The failure of the property owner to maintain a safe environment on the premises led to your slip and fall injuries, and that property owner or company needs to be held accountable.
Many different injuries can arise out of a slip and fall accident. Any of these injuries caused by a slip and fall accident could cause serious harm.