Accidents can happen whether you’re on the road, at home, out running errands, or just out enjoying an afternoon shopping or visiting local businesses — but when you’re hurt in an accident on someone else’s property, you may have legal grounds to compensation that can help your recovery. If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries after a slip and fall, working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you better understand your rights under premises liability law.
What is Premises Liability?
All property owners are responsible for keeping their residence or place of business reasonably safe for visitors. Failing to do so can result in hazardous conditions and severe injuries when accidents occur due to a lack of proper precautions. However, just because a person falls or is injured on someone else’s property doesn’t automatically make the business or property owner responsible for the financial burden of those injuries. There must be a negligent breach of duty proven for a successful premises liability claim.
Kansas City personal injury attorney, Mike Fatall, is experienced with uncovering the facts and holding the right party responsible. Were there warning signs present? Did anyone warn you about unsafe conditions? Did the business or property owner know about the hazard before your accident? Mike can help you understand your situation and fight for what’s fair in regards to your claim to compensation.
Examples of Dangerous Property Conditions That Can Cause Injuries
While not every accident falls on the property owner, there are some common hazards that they should be aware of and diligent in preventing. For example:
- Surface Conditions
- Standing water/spilled liquids/wet floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Icy walkways or parking lots
- Environmental Conditions
- Trash or debris on the floor
- Insufficient lighting
- Cords across walkways
- Property Conditions
- Insecure railings
- Torn carpeting
- Unstable staircases
If you believe that your injury could have been prevented, don’t wait to reach out for guidance and support from an experienced personal injury attorney. At Fatall Firm, our goal is to guide you through the legal process with ease so you can focus on healing.