Slip And Fall/Trip And Fall
Commercial establishments, as well as public and private properties, must be safe for clients, customers, residents, visitors and others.
The owner of a commercial property such as a mall, restaurant, hotel or store is responsible for making sure the area is safe for its customers. If the owner does not make sure the premises are safe and as a result someone is injured, the owner is responsible for those injuries.
Store or property managers and employees are required to look for dangerous conditions and to fix them as soon as possible to avoid injuries. For example, they must make sure that sidewalks, stairs and parking lots are free of ice, floors are clean and dry, shelves are safely stocked and that elevators and escalators are properly maintained.
A person injured because of a dangerous condition may seek compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earnings and other financial and emotional damages resulting from the injury.
At Javerbaum Wurgaft, our attorneys handle cases involving slips or trips and falls, improperly maintained property as well as injuries resulting from inadequate security.