Injurious slip-and-fall incidents fall under the category of premises liability law. New Hampshire property owners have a duty to keep their properties free of unreasonable dangers to those who visit their properties. If a property owner's failure to keep his or her property safe results in an injury, the injured person may have the ability to seek financial damages against the property owner in court.
Slipping and falling seems like a relatively minor thing that happens to people every day. Indeed, slips and falls do happen on a regular basis, but if the slip and fall victim hits his or her head, falls a great distance or catches a leg or arm, it can lead to catastrophic injuries like a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, neck and back injuries, sprained ligaments and more.
Premises liability claims do not only include cases of slipping and falling, though. They also include injuries caused by toxic substance exposure, muggings and attacks in parking lots and parking garages, malfunctioning elevators and unsafe swimming pools. In these situations, if the property owner had the power to prevent the injury by taking reasonable action to ensure the property was safe, then it could give rise to a personal injury case.
At the Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown, we have seen the injurious and fatal effects of business owners' and property owners' failures to keep their premises safe. Indeed, we have represented numerous cases were New Hampshire residents were hurt by dangerous property conditions due to no fault of their own. If you have suffered an injury on someone else's property, the Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown is here to help.