Slip and fall accidents are part of a broad category of personal injuries, known as premises liability caused by dangerous conditions on someone else’s property. In general, property owner’s must maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. Where a property owner knows of a dangerous condition, they have a duty to protect guests from harm by removing the harm or warning of the danger. This overarching duty extends to owners of all types of property, including personal residences, commercial buildings, such as supermarkets, shopping malls, and restaurants, and parking lots. Where the property is a business, the owner must also make reasonable inspections to ensure that the property is danger free.
There are a number of hazards that can lead to a slip and fall or other injury:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Torn or wrinkled carpet or flooring
- Exposed wires or other debris on the floor
- Poorly light hallways and staircases
- Ice and snow in public walkways
- Uneven gaps in the floor or sidewalk
If these hazards are not readily apparent to guests on the property, a property owner can be liable for any injuries that they cause.
A slip and fall can happen to anyone, and the consequences are often sudden and severe. In addition to dealing with the pain of your injury, you may find yourself facing ever-increasing medical bills or unable to work. Where the owner of the property failed to live up to their responsibilities to keep the property safe, you should not have to bear the consequences of the accident. Our experienced Chester County slip and fall attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been significantly injured in a slip and fall accident, call Keen Keen & Good at 610-383-7810 today. We offer free, no-obligation, consultations to evaluate your claim and determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. If we agree to handle your claim, you will only be charged a fee if your case is settled or won.