Slip and fall accidents may seem like no big deal. You may blame yourself for the accident, assuming that it was your fault that you tripped and fell. However, this is not always the case. If you fell while on the premises of another, the property owner could be responsible for your accident. Under premises liability law, building owners are accountable for providing safe conditions for people visiting for business or social reasons. Some examples of dangerous conditions that could result in a slip and fall accident include:
- Slippery surfaces
- Torn carpet
- Uneven surfaces
- Failure to warn of a danger
- Improper lighting
In order to hold the guilty party responsible for what they have done, you will have to prove that the property owner acted negligently or that it was the result of a dangerous condition. Not only must you prove that you were injured because of a dangerous condition on their premises, but you must prove that the property owner knew about the danger. If they created the danger, this could qualify as knowledge of the condition. If they knew the condition existed and failed to do anything about it, they could also be held liable. Lastly, if the condition existed for a certain amount of time in which they reasonably should have detected the problem, they could be held responsible.
If you believe that you have a case, a Hartford personal injury lawyer from Cicchiello & Cicchiello LLP could help you file a personal injury lawsuit. You could receive compensation for any medical bills you sustained or lost wages you incurred by taking time off work to recover. You should not have to suffer because of the carelessness or negligence of another.
Contact a Hartford slip and fall accident lawyer from the team for a free case evaluation.