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Slip and Fall

Injured In A Slip-And-Fall Accident? You Need A Law Firm That Won’t Slip Up.

Slip and fall is the term used for personal injury cases where a person slips, trips or falls and is injured. This can happen on someone else’s property, and they may be responsible for your injury. These incidents are known as “premises liability” claims, and the owner or person in charge of the property may be held liable. Some of these dangerous conditions include wet floors, ripped carpet, poor lighting, small staircases, and broken or cracked sidewalks. Also, incomplete maintenance of grounds, such as snow removal, salting when there is ice or fixing potholes, can cause a slip-and-fall injury. Contact BMCQ Law for a free consultation.

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Who Are The Responsible Parties In A Slip-And-Fall Accident?

For a slip-and-fall injury to become a case due to falling on another’s property, someone else must be responsible. If you were injured due to your own carelessness or mistake, then there are no grounds for a slip-and-fall case.

Grounds for a potential slip-and-fall case may include the following:

  • The property owner created the conditions
  • The property owner was aware of the condition and chose not to fix the problem
  • The property owner did not follow the responsible steps of keeping up and checking the conditions of the premises to correct any issues

More Information About Slip-And-Fall Injuries

Commercial Property

To be held liable for another person’s injury, the owner or person responsible for the property of a restaurant, store or business must have been accountable for the following: They caused a spill or a worn or torn spot that was dangerous to a customer or person, or they knew the dangerous condition(s) existed and were negligent in taking care of the problem.

If you are a business property owner, be aware of the conditions of your building and grounds.

Residential Property

In slip-and-fall cases that occur in residential settings, the landlord may be held responsible for the injured tenant or third party. For the landlord to be accountable, there are some conditions that had to take place. These include negligence in repairing damaged property or matters on the property, where the landlord had control over the conditions that caused someone to become injured or failed to take the necessary steps in maintaining the conditions of the property.

Government Property

If a slip-and-fall injury happens on property that is government-owned, specific rules apply. These incidents must be reviewed by an attorney or someone who has experience with these matters. Call us for more information at 518-430-0026.

Get The Answers You Need Now

At Buckley, Mendleson, Criscione, and Quinn, P.C., we have experience in slip-and-fall accident cases. If you need assistance in making your claim to prove liability, let our team of skilled attorneys protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, call 518-430-0026 or complete our easy online form.