Thousands of people suffer serious injuries every year when they trip and fall over some type of hazard left uncorrected on someone else’s property. Arms and legs are broken. Spines are cracked. Head injuries occur that can be life-threatening.
This should not happen. Property owners, whether private individuals, businesses or governmental entities, have a duty to keep their premises safe from hazards that could be dangerous to other people. Although it sounds simple, it is not. Whether or not you can collect for your injuries depends on many factors. The main factor is proof that the owner was negligent in not correcting a known dangerous condition.
Some hazardous conditions that often are the cause of serious injuries include:
- Obstacles, including electrical cords, in the aisles of retail stores.
- Loose rugs or frays in carpet.
- Uneven public walkways.
- Spills left on the floor or ground and not cleaned up in a timely fashion.
- Vegetation overgrowth on private or public walkways.
If you have been injured by tripping and falling over a hazard, you need to contact a lawyer. There is no easy answer when it comes to determining who is at fault for your injury. At Exclusively Injury Law, I have more than 22 years of experience in trip and fall injury litigation. I offer a free consultation where I will review the facts of your case and help you decide how to proceed.
I know how to deal with premises owners and am a good negotiator if we decide to work toward an out-of-court settlement. If it is in your best interest to take your case to trial, I am a vigorous advocate and will work tirelessly to see that you get all the compensation to which you are legally entitled.