Victims of slip and fall accidents and other accidents that result from a dangerous or hazardous property condition can suffer extensive injuries. It is generally the case that property owners and possessors may be liable to help victims with their damages in certain situations and circumstances. Victims and their families should know what those are.
When can property owner be liable for a slip and fall accident?
Property owners and possessors have a duty to keep their property safe for those who enter onto it with some exceptions. Likewise, those who enter onto the property of another has a reasonable expectation that they will be safe while doing so.
Property owners have a duty to remedy dangerous or hazardous property conditions they are aware of or reasonably should be aware of. In addition, a property owner who fails to remedy an unsafe property condition and fails to warn potential victims of the foreseeable dangers, may be liable to compensate the victim for their damages suffered as a result.
How can a claim for damages help?
A claim for damages following a slip and fall accident or other accident that results from an unsafe property condition can help victims with their physical, financial and emotional damages. Victims may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries that may leave the victim unable to work or pay their medical bills.
Premises liability laws protection victims who have been harmed because of a dangerous or hazardous property condition and victims should know how it can help them. A claim for damages against the responsible party can help injured victims pick up the pieces following a slip and fall accident.