What Responsibilities Do Property Owners Have to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents?

No one is immune to slip and fall accidents because they can happen anywhere and to anyone. Accidents can happen at businesses, homes and public venues and are inconveniences that can sometimes lead to significant hardships.

At Kwartler Manus, we find that many people tend to believe that the incident is caused by personal negligence which places the blame on the property owner. Which is sometimes very much the case. Our experienced slip and fall attorneys will help you pursue financial recovery for your injuries and hold the property owners accountable for negligence. For anyone who has been injured in a Philadelphia slip and fall accident, contact our compassionate attorneys to discuss the details of your pending case. We will fight for the compensation you fully deserve.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners are liable for the highest duty of care to those, no matter their status, who set foot on their property. These individuals, or invitees are either on the property for public use or business. Licensee, invited or uninvited people are people who are on the property as a guest or are warranted to be there based on their occupation. A postal worker is a prime example.

There are even certain cases in which property owners are responsible for trespasser’s injuries. Property owners are required to maintain their premises in a safe and reasonable manner. Slip and fall victims can hold negligible property owners liable for injuries not limited to pain and suffering, medical expenses or other economic/non economic losses.

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Kwartler Manus provide some examples of property owner negligence in accordance to slip and fall accident claims:

  • Any unsafe surface conditions like uneven flooring or steps, water, potholes and exposed cables or wires
  • Clutter or debris
  • Poor lighting
  • Floor transitions- for example wood to carpet and vice versa
  • Unsafe ladders, stairs or railings
  • Construction, housekeeping, cooking or any other occupational property negligence

This might have you thinking, surely there are preventative measures that can reduce the risk of personal injury and financial liability between both parties, right? Yes. There are a few steps property owners can take that will significantly decrease the chances for injury.

Property owners must remove water accumulation due to rain, ice or snow, provide enough lighting with proper illumination, and remove clutter or debris off the premises.

The most common injuries from slip and falls include injuries to both the front and back of the head, spine, knee, hip, as well as arms and wrists.

When we fight a negligence case in court, our attorneys are sure to clearly demonstrate four main points. The first area we present is the person accused of negligence owed a duty of care to the injured party or to a class of people in general. Then we discuss how the person accused of negligence breached that duty of care.

Next, we illustrate how this failure to fulfill their duty of care was the direct and foreseeable cause of the accident. Lastly, the accident resulted in the harm of the plaintiff for which they seek compensation.

Call Kwartler Manus in Philadelphia Today

Contact Kwartler Manus online or by phone at 267-457-5570 to schedule a complimentary consultation today if you have been injured because of negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct. We fight vehemently for our clients to come out on top with a reasonable settlement. Don’t delay any further, call our office today. Our experienced and compassionate Philadelphia slip and fall attorneys will review your case, provide an honest evaluation, and fight for your right to compensation.

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