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About 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized due to a head injury or hip fracture caused by a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many slip and fall injuries are severe, resulting in lost wages and medical bills.
Slip and fall is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slipped or fell on someone else’s property due to the negligence of the property owner. These personal injury lawsuits fall under a broader category of cases known as premises liability. Many slip and falls take place because of the negligence of the property owner. If a property owner failed to keep the property safe, he or she could be held liable in a slip and fall lawsuit.
Public and private property owners are required to keep their property well-maintained, secure, and safe. If you were in a slip or fall accident, the condition of the property at the time of the accident would most likely determine if the owner can be held liable for damages. See below to find out the types and causes of many slip and fall accidents.
Most slip and fall accidents happen because of unsafe conditions. Usually, there is something wrong with the floor or stairs the person is walking on. Below are examples of a few slip and fall causes.
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If you slipped or fell and were injured on someone else’s property, you may have a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner. Property owner’s are required by law to take care of their property and make sure there aren’t any present dangers. Below are a few things the property owner is required to do to keep the property safe.
If the property owner knew about a present danger and neglected to take care of the hazardous condition that resulted in an injury, he or she could be found liable. Below are a few examples of negligent conditions that could cause a slip and fall injury.
A slip or fall can cause painful injuries that require time and money to heal. The key to beginning the recovery process is determining who the responsible party is so the legal process can begin.
To be held legally responsible for a slip and fall injury that took place on a commercial property, the owner of the property must have caused the damage, known about the unstable surface, or should have known about the slippery surface that caused the injury.
Residential properties are zoned for living or dwelling. In a rental property, it's the landlord's responsibility to keep tenants safe. Below are examples of possible slip and fall instances. In a slip and fall lawsuit, you will need to prove that the property owner didn't take reasonably necessary actions to fix any issues that could cause a slip or fall accident.
Another common place where people fall and get injured is at work. It’s the employer’s responsibility to make sure all employees have a safe work environment. Below are the three types of workplace slip and falls.
If you have suffered injuries due to a slip and fall accident, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries and losses.