As a property owner you have the responsibility to provide an adequately safe environment for anyone in or on the premises. It is the responsibility of the property owner to remove any dangerous objects or repair a floor and or walking hazard that could cause a slip and fall accident. If there is a known slippery area they are obligated to warn people of the dangers and could be held liable with a premises liability claim.
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries to your brain, spine, internal organs and they frequently can lead to wrongful death. Injuries such as concussions and broken bones are often the result of a failure to properly maintain property. Around 60 percent of slip, trip and fall accidents involve uneven pavement. It's important to know that pedestrians injured on public sidewalks have just six months to file a claim before the statute of limitations expires.
Slip & Fall Cases and Premises Liability Law
Although many circumstances can lead to a premises liability lawsuit, slip and fall accidents are by far the most common types of cases. There are a number of conditions that could lead to a serious slip & fall accident, some of which include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Failing to maintain the walking surfaces - uneven tiles, or floors
- Torn carpets
- Poor lighting in stairways & hallways
- Failure to display warning signs
- Exposed ditches or holes
Were you or a loved one injured on property owned by another individual due to poor or inadequate upkeep? The experienced Buffalo slip and fall lawyers at our firm can provide the counsel and legal representation that you need when filing a claim. We know how to gather the evidence that you need in order to establish liability and can fight for the compensation that you deserve. If you need assistance with Medicaid for the medical care for your injuries, Stamm Law Firm can help you with that too.