If you are injured because a property manager or a business establishment fails to provide a safe environment, you may have a right to bring a claim for damages resulting from your injury. Damages may include pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.
Slip and fall accidents are commonly classified as “premises liability” cases. When a property owner or custodian doesn’t maintain or repair property, creating a reasonable risk to people visiting the property, someone may become injured. Laws that regulate premises liability require a safe environment for individuals on the premises and these laws pertain to businesses as well as homeowners.
Premise Liability Cases Include:
- Slip and falls caused by spilled liquids or foreign substances on the floor of commercial establishments
- Unsafe property conditions such as poor lighting or a hole in the ground that results in a slip and fall accident
- Construction site accidents, such as workers using ladders, scaffolds, and cranes who are involved in accidents
- Assaults by employees or business patrons
Actions to Take in a Slip and Fall Accident
- Avoid making and detailed statements concerning fault
- Get the names of property owners and managers
- Take down the names of any witnesses
- Photograph the scene and injuries
- Save footwear and clothing you were wearing at the tine of the accident
- Get medical attention immediately if injured
- Don not give statements to insurance adjusters unless your personal injury lawyer has advised you regarding what to say
- Seek legal advice as soon as possible
Whether or not the property owner or manager is liable depends on the state and Federal laws that apple to the specific circumstances of your accident. At Johnson & Monteleone, LLP we offer a free consultation to discuss the details so yo may determine whether or not you have a case. Please call our office at (208) 331-2100 to arrange an appointment.