A Sayre Slip and Fall Lawyer Helping People Injured as a Result of Property Owners’ Negligence
All property owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their property is safe for guests and visitors. While the extent of this obligation may vary depending on the nature of the property (commercial vs. private), the reality is that you may have a claim for compensation if you have been injured as a result of the owner’s negligent maintenance of their property. A Sayre slip and fall lawyer can review your case and determine whether you have a claim.
Slip and Falls Indoors
Property owners have an obligation to ensure that both the inside and the outside of their property are free from hazards. Unfortunately, many accidents occur inside, where visitors and guests may assume that they are relatively safe. Some of the most common accidents occur due to the following:
- Falls due to wet and slippery falls
- Tripping on torn or wrinkled carpet
- Falls due to broken flooring
- Falls due to inadequate lighting
- Falls on unsafe stairs or due to broken or missing handrails
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Tripping over debris or items left in hallways or other areas
Whatever the cause of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A Sayre slip and fall lawyer can review your case and determine whether the property owner’s negligence resulted in your injuries.
Slip and Falls on Ice
Whether it is caused by freezing rain or snow, icy parking lots, sidewalks, and stairways are a significant hazard for anyone. Slipping and falling on ice can result in serious injuries including the following:
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken hands and wrists
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Facial injuries
These injuries can require extensive medical treatment, including surgery, and may leave you unable to work.
However, it is important to understand that accidents caused by ice are judged by a different standard than slip and fall accidents that occur indoors. Because ice is a weather phenomenon, the property owner does not have the same degree of control that they do when managing the indoor elements of their property. As a result, the property owner may not be liable for your injuries by the simple fact that you slipped and fell on the ice on their property. Instead, the issue of liability may depend on the following factors:
- Whether the property owner was able to take any action to avoid the formation of ice
- How much time passed between when the ice formed and when the owner would reasonably be able to remove or treat the ice
- Whether the property owner warned guests and visitors of icy conditions
Establishing liability will depend on the facts and circumstances unique to your case. If you have fallen on the ice and were injured, a Sayre slip and fall lawyer can evaluate your claim.
Talk of a Sayre Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
At Proudfoot Law Firm, we help injured people get fair compensation by holding property owners accountable for their negligence. If you have fallen on someone else’s property, contact us today at 607-734-3400 to schedule a free consultation with a Sayre slip and fall lawyer who can help.