Slip and fall injuries can happen anywhere and often result in pretty serious injuries. Whether you are at a shopping mall or your employer’s office – these injuries occur and they occur often.
Depending on the circumstances, who’s liable in a slip and fall accident varies. Most of the time, the property owner is liable under premises liability law, however, that is not always the case. If you are wondering whether you have a slip and fall claim, consider the following:
· Did you fall in your local grocery store because an employee failed to clean up a spill?
· Did you fall on the sidewalk outside your condo because the city failed to properly clean it following a large snowstorm?
· Did you fall down the stairs at your favorite local restaurant because they failed to provide a handrail?
If you said yes to any of those questions and were injured because of the fall – you may have grounds for a slip and fall claim.
What damages are available to those involved in one of these cases? Damages available to those who have been involved in a slip and fall case can include: medical expenses, compensation for any pain and suffering, and lost business or wages.
Each case is unique and whether you have a legitimate premises liability claim is not always easy to determine. If you suspect you may have a premises liability claim due to a slip and fall accident, it can be extremely helpful to consult an attorney to help you navigate through the process and make sure you are awarded the proper damages for your injuries.