Entering onto residential or commercial premises, you expect the property to be safe and that you will be fairly warned about any hazards. When you or someone you love suffers an injury caused by negligent maintenance, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., we offer strategic and supportive advocacy to help our clients recover the compensation they are entitled to after a slip and fall accident or injury.
Premises liability is the legal action available to individuals who have been injured by negligent maintenance. You may be able to pursue a claim against a negligent store owner, landowner, or property manager for failure to maintain the premises. Premises liability claims may also be available to construction site workers who suffer an injury as the result of dangerous conditions if they were not warned.
A slip and fall injury may occur if a shopper slips on a spilled item or a recently washed floor. Tenants can slip on ice or a rotten staircase. A trip and fall injury occurs where there is a crack in the pavement, an unexpected step or a torn rug. Anytime an injury occurs as a result of a dangerous condition, the victim may be able to pursue a claim against the negligent property owner.
Determining whether you have a case or claim can be complex. You may have a claim if the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition, or if a complaint had already been made about the hazard. It may be more difficult to prove if you do not know what you slipped on or if the property owner did not have an opportunity to discover and fix the problem before the injury occurred.
In any case, it is always a good idea to discuss the facts of your accident with an experienced attorney. We will give you an honest assessment of your case, protect your claims, and, if valid, help you maximize your recovery for pain and suffering, medical damages, lost wages, and long-term care needs.