Slip and fall accidents or trip and fall accidents are a common premises liability claim and can occur on sidewalks, parking lots, restaurants, retail stores and many other types of property.
Under common law principles, property owners have certain responsibilities depending on the classification of the person entering their property such as invitees, licensees and trespassers. Depending on how you are classified can affect your ability to recover for your injuries.
Anyone responsible for overseeing a certain piece of property is responsible for proper maintenance of that space so as to not present a danger to a visitor or tenant of that property. Failure to do this may leave the owner liable for injuries caused by these hazardous conditions. Some of these conditions can include uneven surfaces, defective walking areas, ice patches, and slippery or sticky falls.
Although many times, these types of accidents can simply be embarrassing, quite often they can result in painful and serious injuries which require extensive medical treatment.
If you or a loved one has fallen due to a slip and fall or trip and fall, please contact the Law Offices Of Michael Kuldiner, P.C., at (215) 942-2100 to learn more about your claim.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]