Premise liabilityslips, trips and falls sound like minor accidents but under the wrong circumstances, they can be very serious. Premises liability refers to the liability of landowners, landlords or occupiers of land for injuries that occur on their property. Examples can include someone falling through a rotten wood on a deck, slipping on a liquid spill at a store that the store failed to clean up, falling into a hole that was difficult to see, falling from an elevated platform that did not have proper guardrails, or falling an uneven sidewalks. Property owners can be liable for inadequate security or lighting. Ultimately, property owners are legally obligated to keep the property safe for users of the property.
What do I do if I have a trip-and-fall? First, take a photograph of the hazard or the scene of your injury. Second, notify the owner or operator of the hazardous condition so that they can remove it. Third, gather the contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
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