Our lawyers represent people and their families seriously injured in slip and fall accidents. Property owners, landlords, property managers and places of business including grocery stores, shopping malls, gas stations, bars, nightclubs and hotels, have a duty to their visitors and customers to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. They have a duty to inspect the property from time to time to make sure that no hazards or defects exist. If a dangerous condition is detected, the property owner has to take reasonable measures to repair or eliminate the hazard. With regards to snow and ice, a property owner must remove snow and ice from driveways, walkways and parking lots within a reasonable time after the snow fall ends.
Slip and fall injuries routinely occur as a result of a property owner’s failure to inspect or repair the property. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury, it is important to take the following steps: 1) report the accident to the property owner or manager; 2) seek medical attention; 3) photograph the defective condition if possible; 4) if the defective condition has been fixed or removed, photograph the location of the fall; and 5) contact our attorneys. Due to certain statute of limitations and statutory notification provisions for certain slip and fall claims, it is vital to contact our lawyers as soon as possible following the accident. Call our lawyers today at 860-667-0839.