Slip and fall accidents are the most commonly filed premise liability lawsuits. Unfortunately, these types of accidents happen everyday to countless numbers of people. To show cause that a business or property owner is liable for injuries sustained during a slip and fall accident, certain criteria must be met in order to establish negligence. If you have been injured and believe that inadequately maintained conditions may be at fault, you will need an experienced attorney to build a slip and fall lawsuit. Our attorneys have served Oklahoma City and the entire state for more than 36 years and have represented thousands of victims in all matter of premise liability cases. If you have any questions about your specific situation, contact our office to schedule an in-depth consultation with one of our slip and fall attorneys.
Slip and fall lawsuits are a very specific form of premises liability lawsuits. Business and property owners are bound by law to keep their premises reasonably safe from known dangerous conditions. If accidents or injuries occurring on private property can be attributed to negligence on the part of the owner, that owner can be held legally responsible for the accident. In order to bring a lawsuit forward, the injured party must be invited or granted access to the property. Any business that is open to the public has granted permission for people to be on the premises and must therefore keep their property adequately safe. In the case of private homes, any invited guests are considered to have been granted access.
Slip and fall incidents cause approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency room per year. Some of these situations are unfortunate, unavoidable accidents, but a large number of these cases can be prevented by simply maintaining basic safety standards at homes and businesses. Dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, poor lighting, or wet floors can cause someone to slip and fall and injure themselves. It is the responsibility of the business or home owner to maintain an environment free from these types of circumstances.
In order to show cause that a property owner is liable for an injury resulting from a slip and fall, the injured party must demonstrate that the owner caused the unsafe condition, had knowledge of the unsafe condition and did not take action, or that a reasonable amount of time had passed that the owner should have known about the unsafe condition. Additionally, the injured party will need to show that they were not responsible for the injury because of carelessness or clumsiness. An experienced slip and fall attorney will know how to present your case in a matter that proves these conditions existed at the time of your injury and will argue that the property owner did not provide a reasonably safe environment.
If you have sustained an injury on someone else's property because of unsafe conditions that could have been avoided, our experienced attorneys can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and experience the personalized attention we devote to every client.