Slip-and-Fall accidents or trip-and-fall accidents (Premises Liability Claims) are one of the most common accidents next to automobile accidents. However, in most automobile accidents it is easy to determine liability, or who the at-fault driver is.
This is not the case with most slip-and-fall/trip-and-fall accidents which occur in establishments catering to the public, such as grocery stores and general merchandise stores. This is especially true of grocery stores where it is not uncommon to find spilled liquid products or foreign objects on the floor.
There are numerous other circumstances where one may be injured on private property, or even in someone’s residence due to a defective condition. As in any premises liability claim, one should do their best to document the circumstances of the injury and the defective condition that caused the injury. All property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. Unfortunately, many businesses and individuals do not keep their premises safe. If you have fallen and have been injured on someone else´s property, you may claim reasonable compensation.