Potential Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can result from a variety of hazards, but most of these unsafe situations arise due to premises owner negligence in keeping the property safe for people to use. Although many premises liability lawsuits involve public property owners, private property owners can also be held responsible if their carelessness in maintaining their property results in another person’s injuries.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury or expense because of a dangerous or unsafe property, you may be entitled to take legal action against the person or party at fault for your damages. Contact an experienced Danville accident lawyer of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling our office at (217) 443-4343 to discuss your case.
Common Property Hazards
Property owners are responsible for maintaining the structural integrity of any buildings on their property as well as managing the safety of their grounds, such as outdoor paths and walkways. Frustratingly, premises owners are not always as careful and thorough as they should be, which can lead to property hazards including the following:
- Absence of guardrails
- Steep drop-offs
- Liquid accumulation on the ground
- Uneven pavement
- Stage collapse
- Porch collapse
- Lack of warning signs
In these conditions, it’s likely that a person will slip and fall, potentially resulting in severe—and costly—injuries such as brain trauma. However, he or she may be eligible to sue for compensation to help cover the costs associated with medical treatment.
If you or someone you know has suffered injury from a slip and fall accident that occurred on another person’s dangerous property, contact a qualified Danville injury attorney of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343.