Slip & Fall and Premises Liability

Thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents every year. Slip and fall accidents occur when a person trips, falls, or slips due to dangerous conditions on someone else's property. Property owners are legally obligated to keep their property safe. However, when property owners act negligently or fail to maintain their property, hazardous conditions may arise.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses by filing a premises liability lawsuit.

Common causes of premises liability injuries

Slip and fall and other premises liability accidents are usually caused by preventable dangerous conditions. In many cases, the negligence of the property owner caused the conditions. For example, the property owner may have created a hazardous condition, known about the condition but failed to correct it, or else failed to identify the danger altogether.

Some of the unsafe conditions that often result in premises liability accidents include the following:

    • Wet or slippery floor, sidewalk, or pavement
    • Uneven pavement
    • Poor lighting
    • Torn carpeting
    • Narrow stairs
    • Lack of handrails
    • Insufficient security
    • No security

We know how to win big settlements and verdicts from big corporations

Accidents often occur in large commercial properties, like Wal-Mart, because the property owners have maintenance and safety policies that were not followed. Often, it takes an experienced law firm to prove that the owner's employees failed to do their jobs, were not properly trained, or that company policies for safety and maintenance were simply inadequate.

Types of premises liability injuries

Depending on the environment and circumstances of the incident, a slip and fall accident can result in injuries such as the following:

    • Broken bones
    • Sprains and fractures
    • Strained muscles.
    • Bruises
    • Cuts
    • Contusions

Other premises liability lawsuits may involve sexual attacks or death.

Your legal rights

Since each case is unique in circumstance and environment, determining fault for a premises liability claim is not often straightforward. You must prove that someone else's negligence caused your slip and fall accident or premises liability claim as opposed to your own carelessness.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or premises liability incident, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering and losses, including the following:

    • Pain and suffering
    • Medical expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Loss of income capacity
    • Property damages
    • Other expenses

At Matt Chapel Law Offices, we can help you file a lawsuit and protect your rights and interests. But you need to act promptly as personal injury lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations that limits the time you have to file a lawsuit.

Get your case the attention it deserves and call (260) 387-6236 or (419) 584-1004 today to set up your FREE consultation with Matt Chapel directly.