Slip & Fall Accidents
A slip and fall case is just what it sounds like: It describes an incident in which a person slips and falls or trips on someone else’s property and gets hurt. Lawyers refer to these accidents as “premises liability” cases. In such an instance, the property owner of the home or business can be held liable for a “defective condition” on the premises. This term can apply to a multitude of situations, including:
- Cracked sidewalks
- Pavement uplifted by tree roots
- Broken stairs, or ones that do not comply with code specifications
- Wet floors
- Loose, frayed or bunched up rugs
- Areas that should have been sealed off
- Broken covers for gas or electric access
- Any other defective area of the property
If the person in possession of the property should have been aware of the condition but did not take proper action to correct it, then they may be legally responsible for anyone who injures themselves as a result of their negligence.
Slips and falls can occur in private areas such as the home, or in any public area such as an apartment complex, retail store, mall, hospital, office or parking lot. There are many factors that must be taken into consideration for each slip and fall case, such as the responsibility of the property owner and tenant. An experienced slip and fall attorney can accurately evaluate each potential case.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call Cronin Trial Lawyers today, or use the contact form below for a free consultation.