Slip & Fall Injuries

An injury or death from a fall that is caused by a hazardous condition in another person's property may entitle the victim or the victim's family to compensation. Many times the injuries from a slip and fall accident may go unchecked because of their nature

The law requires that property owners use reasonable care in the management and maintenance of their premises and avoid exposing others to an unreasonable risk of harm, such as a slip and fall or a trip and fall. Therefore, property owners have a duty to reasonably inspect for any unsafe conditions on their premises and either to repair or give adequate warning of conditions that pose a risk of harm to others.

The victim of a slip and fall must prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard that caused the slip and fall accident, and that he failed to remedy it. If the property owner, or any of his employees, created the dangerous condition that caused the slip and fall injury, knowledge of the hazard may be automatically imputed to them. However, if the hazard was created by a non-employee, such as a customer, the claimant must show that there was time enough for the property owner to have discovered and repaired the dangerous condition, or that the hazardous condition occurred with such frequency that the owner should have been aware of its presence.

Contact The Bates Law Firm today

If you or some you know has been harmed in a slip and fall accident, contact the injury attorney at the Bates Law Firm as soon as possible to get the help you need. Call us at 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777, or email us online.