Helping You Recover Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injury
Premises liability cases are those involving clients who suffer injury or other loss due to property owner negligence that causes unsafe conditions. The most common type of premises liability claim is a slip and fall, but a property owner can be held accountable for a wide variety of dangerous conditions. If you have been injured while on another party’s property, the legal team at Raskin & Kremins, LLP will help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages suffered.
Common Examples of Premises Liability Claims
Any injury that results from a property owner’s failure to reasonably maintain the premises in a safe condition can result in liability. Examples of injuries that can be the result of such negligence include:
- Falling ceiling injuries
- Trip and fall accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Insufficient lighting
- Burns and fires
- Lead poisoning
- Faulty stairways
- Inadequate security
- Defective elevators or escalators
- Many other unique situations
Property owners involved in premises liability cases may be private individuals, landlords (including business owners), or State or Local governments, so such cases can get quite complex and protracted. Sound legal counsel is of the utmost importance for the individuals involved.
Proving Negligence of a Property Owner
An injured party must show that the owner of the property was aware of the dangerous condition, or should have had knowledge of the hazard, and failed to take measures to fix or correct it within a reasonable period of time. The court often focuses on whether the action or inaction of the property owner was reasonable. Thus, when you are hurt while on another party’s property, it is important to preserve the evidence, including:
- Pictures or videos. If possible, immediately take pictures or a video of the scene of the accident. This is helpful in showing the exact conditions causing your injury, rather than how the property looks after it has been fixed or the conditions automatically dissipate over time. Even a simple picture of the oily substance of the floor or the broken railing on the staircase can speak volumes in the courtroom.
- Witnesses. If there are any witnesses to the accident, write down their names, phone numbers and addresses. This includes any property owners, managers or employees you spoke with regarding your injury.
- Receipts. If you were injured at a store, restaurant or other retail establishment, your receipt can document the time and date of the accident.
We can help you gather the necessary evidence and pursue your right to compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have a proven track record, so let us be your advocate.