When you enter somebody else’s property, whether commercial, residential, or governmental, there is an implied expectation of safety. When dangerous conditions – including poor lighting, wet floors, and tripping hazards – cause injury, this expectation is violated. Slip, trip, and fall accidents resulting from a dangerous environment are a common basis for premises liability lawsuits. If personal injury is sustained due to accidents cause by negligent hazardous conditions, you may pursue compensation for the harm inflicted.
Property owners or other responsible parties may be found liable for slip, trip, or fall injuries under the following criteria:
- The owner/possessor created the condition;
- The owner/possessor knew the condition existed and negligently failed to correct it; or
- The condition existed for such a length of time that the owner/possessor should have corrected it prior to the incident in question.
If you fell victim to dangerous or negligent conditions, the Law Office of Joseph M. Kar P.C. can assist you in obtaining compensation for past and ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, and suffering. With the right legal counsel, you can get back on your feet. Contact the Law Office of Joseph M. Kar P.C. at 818-501-6930 today for skilled, experienced representation.