These types of injuries and/or cases really come under the broader area of “premise liability”. Meaning, that the owner or operator of a premise used by others has liability for what happens on their grounds and they are held legally responsible.
There are many types of dangerous conditions that can call into play premise liability. Anything from torn carpet or cracks in the floor or pavement, to poor lighting, narrow or loose stairs, or a wet floor, can create a hazardous condition that results in injury or harm. And “harm” and/or “injury” here is key. In order to collect on a premise liability or slip and fall case, the plaintiff or filing party must have sustained some sort of injury to body.
Furthermore, the tricky part about these types of cases is proving who was ultimately responsible for event that produces the injury. That’s why a good personal injury lawyer–who knows all the circumstances in which the premise owner or operator is to be held accountable for– is vital. The defendant will try to prove you were careless while we will want to document any condition or situation that created an unacceptable hazard for you and/or your loved one(s) and one you could not have possibly anticipated.
If you have been injured on the premises or grounds of another, it is imperative you let the establishment know of your injury at the time, and then contact us–or another personal injury lawyer and/or firm you trust– before doing anything else. You can bet the other party will do so, the minute they become aware of the situation. This is a specific area of personal injury law where you MUST be proactive in a swift amount of time. We will help ensure your slip and fall case is dealt with honestly, fairly, and as quickly as possible.