The legal term for slip-and-fall accidents is premises liability suits. If you own property that poses unreasonable danger to people who visit the premises, you are liable for the injuries that result.
Holding Property Owners Accountable
Slip-and-falls can be extremely serious, resulting in catastrophic brain injury or even death. Common examples include:
- Slipping and falling on a wet floor at the mall
- Being exposed to toxic substances, such as toxic emissions or lead
- Being attacked or mugged in a ramp or parking area
- Tripping because lighting did not show the ground was uneven
- Getting stuck on an elevator
- Drowning in an unattended swimming pool
In true slip-and-fall cases, the owner of the property could have prevented injury by taking reasonable precautions: putting up warning signs by the spill, providing security cameras in the parking ramp, replacing a light bulb, shoveling the snow from the walk, etc.
Skillful Slip-And-Fall Injury Lawyer Serving Rochester And Dover
The law says that we are responsible for the property we own, and that we must make our premises reasonably safe, removing or repairing obvious hazards. When owners fail to meet this standard, they are liable for the medical bills you incur, plus time lost from work, plus other damages.
When you have a serious legal problem, seek out legal counsel who is part of the community, who will give your case the attention it deserves. Call The Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown & Associates in Rochester, New Hampshire, at 603-841-3080, or email us using this online form.