Reasons for Slip & Fall That Can Help in Your Premise Liability Lawsuit


Anyone can slip, trip, or fall anytime. But, if your slip, trip, or fall was caused by other people’s negligence, then they can be held accountable for their mistake or ignorance.

How other people are held responsible for your injuries?It is the responsibility of a property owner to keep their premises clean and free from all hazardous things that can cause people to slip, trip, or fall.

Falling hazards can and should be removed by the person responsible to prevent accidental injury to someone else and thus avoid incurring liability to pay damages. The following are some of the common falling hazards:

Ice and Snow – Snow and ice on the surface can cause pedestrians to slip on the slippery surface. It is the responsibility of owners to remove ice and snow from their properties to avoid accidents. If someone slips, falls and gets injured, owners can be held accountable.

Unsafe stairwells – Unsafe stairs are a lawsuit waiting to happen. There are many factors that can lead to people falling on stairwells and getting seriously injured. It includes factors like dim lighting on stairs, defective handrail, debris on treads and slippery treads.

If you also became a victim of unsafe stairwells in your apartment buildings or other people’s premises because of their negligence, then you can file a premise liability claim.

Uneven pavement
– Uneven surface can lead to confusion while walking and one might trip. Sidewalks etc., are the common places where people become a victim of uneven pavement due to debris, damaged pavement, tree root growth etc.

Wet floors – Wet floors pose a great threat to people as one can easily slip, fall and get injured on slippery floor. Property owners are responsible to keep their premises safe from visitors, so that no one gets hurt.

If you are planning to file a premise liability lawsuit, you need to prove that these were the reasons for your injuries. In this case, you need legal help from a professional lawyer like Stephanie Ovadia.

Stephanie Ovadia is a renowned attorney who has helped many people with personal injury lawsuits and made sure that they got the compensation they deserved. She is a licensed New York State attorney who has been practicing law for more than 30 years.

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