Premises Liability

Premises liability encompasses the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain safe conditions for visitors. Slip and fall cases are a common type of premises liability claim. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Duty of Care: Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors of any known hazards. This duty applies to both residential and commercial properties.
  2. Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur due to wet or uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, loose flooring or carpeting, and lack of handrails on stairs.
  3. Injuries and Damages: Slip and fall accidents can result in various injuries, including fractures, sprains, head injuries, and back injuries. Documenting your injuries and related damages is essential for pursuing compensation.
  4. Notice and Knowledge: To establish liability, it must be proven that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous condition but failed to take appropriate action to address it.
  5. Comparative Negligence: In some cases, the injured party’s own negligence may contribute to the accident. States with comparative negligence laws allow for a percentage of fault to be assigned to each party involved.
  6. Statute of Limitations: Like other personal injury claims, slip and fall cases are subject to statutes of limitations, which vary by state. It’s important to take action promptly to protect your rights.
  7. Seeking Legal Representation: If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, consulting with a knowledgeable premises liability attorney is crucial. An experienced attorney can assess your case, gather evidence, and advocate for your rights.

At Macfarlane Legal Works, we understand the complexities of premises liability law and are dedicated to helping people injured in slip-and-fall accidents seek justice. Our skilled team will work tirelessly to hold negligent property owners accountable and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Contact Macfarlane Legal Works today for a free consultation and let us help you navigate your slip-and-fall case.