Slip and fall injuries occur frequently. A slip and fall can result in serious, and even permanent injuries. Poorly lit or maintained parking lots and sidewalks, potholes, wet floors and other defects can result in life altering injuries.

Property owners are required to maintain their property in a safe condition. If you are injured, due to the property owners’ failure to properly maintain their property and it can be proved that they knew or should have known about the condition of the property that caused you to fall, they may be responsible for your injuries.

In order to be liable, a property owner must have caused the dangerous condition, known of or should have known of the dangerous condition and failed to correct it.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR ICE AND SNOW

Ice and snow issues are often the cause of injuries. Whether or not a property owner is responsible for your injuries depends on a number of factors. Property owners are required to maintain their parking lots and sidewalks and make sure that snow and ice are removed within a reasonable amount of time.  If, you fall in the middle of a snowstorm, a property owner may not be held liable.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUFFER A SLIP AND FALL

If you suffer a slip and fall, you should seek medical treatment for your injuries immediately.

When possible, photos should be taken of the scene of the accident, your clothing and shoes and any injuries.

If there are any witnesses to your accident, try and get their names, addresses and phone numbers.

An accident report should be filed with the property owner. Make sure you get a copy of your report.

 

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