Slip and fall accidents are generally considered “premise liability” claims. These claims arise when a property owner or custodian is negligent in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the property in question. Many states have laws that require landowners to maintain their property so that it does not present an unreasonable risk of harm to those that visit the property. Often, these laws pertain to both business owners and homeowners.
In many states, a merchant owes a duty to persons who use his premises to exercise reasonable care to keep his aisles, passageways, and floors in a reasonably safe condition. This duty includes a reasonable effort to keep the premises free of any hazardous conditions which reasonably might give rise to damage.
Premise liability cases include: slip and falls at commercial establishments caused by liquids or foreign substances; trip and fall incidents caused by unsafe property conditions; construction site accidents and, assaults by employees or business patrons in many states, business owners and property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises.
If you are injured because a property owner or a business establishment fails to provide a safe environment, you may have a right to bring a claim for various damages incurred due to your injury. Don’t delay – Call Clay! Our personal injury attorneys can provide an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.