Premises Liability Lawyers | Slip and Fall | Daly & Black, P.C.

Slip & Fall

In the U.S., any owner of a business, residence or other property has a legal responsibility to keep the property reasonably safe for you and other visitors. If you have been harmed due to an accident or dangerous condition on someone else’s property, our premises liability lawyers at Daly & Black, P.C. can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.

Types of Premises Liability Cases

Our experienced premises liability attorneys have the knowledge, experience and tenacity you need to build your best case. We have the resources and expertise necessary for a number of different types of premises liability cases, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Inadequate lighting issues
  • Icy pavement and parking lot injuries
  • Ski resort injuries
  • Dangerous conditions
  • Building code violations
  • Negligent security injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Grocery store injuries
  • Defective stairway accidents

Building Your Case

Dangerous conditions such as a missing stairway guard-rail, a spilled beverage, or a broken and uneven floor tile may all create a basis for liability if the property owner failed to take reasonable care to correct the condition or post adequate warnings of the hazard. When investigating your case, our legal experts examine a variety of evidence, such as:

  • Analysis from surveillance videos
  • Compliance with safety regulations
  • Existing maintenance inspections, procedures, and policies
  • Negative safety reports or failed inspections
  • Past lawsuits and settlements
  • Poor or non-working lights
  • Accident scene photographs
  • Medical records documenting your injuries
  • Eyewitness accounts

Depending on the details of your case, we may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. We will build your best case and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation from the negligent property owner.

Many people assume that slips, trips and falls are minor incidents that rarely result in anything more than bumps and bruises. However, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visits in America, according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). They are the second leading cause of death behind auto accidents, and cause nearly 17,000 deaths every year.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

One of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents are icy conditions. While in many states across the U.S. winter months contribute to many premises liability cases involving icy sidewalks and slippery parking lots, slip and fall accidents can happen in a number of places at any time of the year. Some common causes of slip and fall injuries include:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Poorly maintained, cracked or uneven floors, pavements or sidewalks
  • Handrail or guard-rail failure
  • Dangerous workplace conditions
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Debris in walkways
  • Wet surfaces

A property owner is responsible for ensuring the safety of you and other visitors on the property, and can be held liable for a failure to properly maintain the area or adequately posting warnings of potential danger.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Our premises liability lawyers see a variety of serious injuries that result from a slip and fall accident. These include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken hips
  • Complex orthopedic injuries
  • Torn ligaments and tendons

These injuries can cause severe pain and may require extensive medical treatment and therapy. You could be faced with large medical expenses and lost wages that you and your family cannot afford. In the most tragic cases, these injuries can lead to the death of a beloved family member.