The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz
Slip & Fall Accidents
Studies show that 60 percent of all falls are related to a slipping or tripping incident, with such likely causes as a foreign object on the walking surface, a design flaw in the walking surface, a slippery surface caused by weather or a spill, or a person's impaired physical or mental condition. If the latter is the case, or if the injured party in the slip and fall incident should have been aware of the dangerous surface and avoided it, the fault lies solely on the victim.
In other cases, however, liability can be questioned. In order for a slip and fall victim to win such cases, it must be proven that the owner of the premises either caused the damage to the walking surface, knew of the dangerous spot and did nothing about it, or should have known about the dangerous surface because it should have been discovered, reported or repaired by a so-called "reasonable" person taking care of the property.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a slip & fall or unsafe property, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses and suffering. The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help answer your questions and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.