If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, it may be due to the property owner’s negligence. Sudden and poorly marked changes in elevation, wet and slippery floors, walkways which are uneven and in disrepair can cause you to trip, slip, fall and cause serious injury to yourself. The fall could even lead to death. There are substantial injuries which can be caused by a slip and fall: head injuries, broken bones, dislocation and many more.
Things to remember if you Slip and Fall on another’s premises:br>
1) Make sure that the owner or manager of the commercial property where the slip and fall incident occurred fills out an accident report. This report should document the nature of the accident.
2) Request a signed copy of the accident report and make sure you receive it in a timely manner.
3) If there are witnesses, get their names and contact information.
4) Note unsafe conditions which contributed to your slip and fall. Take pictures if it is possible.
5) Seek medical attention for your injuries immediately. Report all injuries to the hospital and make sure everything is documented. Something that seems minor now could be the precursor to something worse.
6) The owner or manager of the property should not hear about your injuries from you, or details of the accident beyond what is necessary to fill out an accident report. Always tell them to speak to your attorney.
7) Get a free consultation from Michael D. Weinreb to determine if you have a case.
Are they liable?
Premise liability laws are complex, which makes Slip and Fall cases difficult to prove. You must be able to prove that the owner or manager of the property took negligent actions which led to your injury. Steps one through seven above are extremely important in proving negligence and liability.
Slip and Falls may be funny on television, but they are no laughing matter. If you or someone you love has been injured during a Slip and Fall accident on someone else’s property, you need an experienced lawyer to stand up for you. Contact me now.