Sisinni Legal slip and fall accident attorney Andrew J. Sisinni finds that most slip and fall accident cases arise when a property owner or custodian is negligent in the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of property or premises.
The liability of a premises owner or operator depends on the state and federal laws that apply to the circumstances. For example, an owner of a home or public store has a duty to warn you about any known hazards that you might encounter. Construction workers are legally obligated to warn and protect the public from hazard at their work sites. Depending on individual circumstances, all may still be liable for injuries you receive while on their premises, even if they warned you of potential injury.
If you are injured because a property owner or a business establishment fails to provide a safe environment, the slip and fall lawyers at Sisinni Legal can help you bring a claim for various damages incurred due to your injury. Many states have laws that require landowners to maintain their property so that it does not present an unreasonable risk of harm to those that visit the property. Often, these laws pertain to both business owners and homeowners.
If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, Sisinni Legal recommends that you:
- Avoid making any detailed statements concerning fault
- Get names of owners and managers of property
- Write names of witnesses
- Take several good pictures of scene and injuries
- Save footwear and clothing
- Seek medical attention if injured
- Not provide recorded statements to insurance adjusters
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