There are very few times when you can see injuries coming. While the world is a dangerous place, many responsible people maintain safe areas around their business or home so that others are not harmed. However, there are times when this responsibility is shirked. When those in charge fail to keep a premises safe, it can lead to unfortunate injuries to innocent bystanders. Such dangerous incidents often fall under the category of premises liability.
One subset of premises liability situations is called “slip and fall” accidents. Especially in the winter months, sidewalks and all other matters of pedestrian areas can be covered in ice and snow. Normally, the owner of the property makes sure the dangerous conditions are dealt with whether through plowing, snow blowing, salting, or other methods.
However, there are unfortunate situations in which the person responsible for the property doesn’t do the right thing and allows the dangerous conditions to persist. When this happens, it can lead to slip and fall accidents that can result in serious injury to completely innocent people.
Slip and fall accidents don’t only happen outdoors, however. Spills or water buildup in retail stores or other buildings can lead to potentially dangerous conditions that can also lead to injuries. Although indoors, the responsibility to maintain a safe environment is still very much a key component of owning a piece of property.
These types of injuries can be serious and require significant medical attention which, of course, results in significant medical bills. However, you don’t have to navigate the situation alone. At Tremont Sheldon P.C., PC, we are experienced in handling premises liability cases and will fight for your rights so that you receive the justice you deserve. For more information, visit our premises liability page.