If you visit a store, a restaurant or a friend’s home, or if you are at a park or walking down the sidewalk, you have the right to expect that there won’t be any hazardous conditions that put you in danger. Unfortunately, sometimes property owners or those in charge of maintaining a property will not live up to their obligation to care for that property. This can result in dangerous conditions that lead to you slipping and falling down.
A slip and fall accident can cause very serious injuries and, in some cases, people can die from the injuries sustained in a slip or trip. If you or a loved one is hurt or killed because hazardous or unsafe conditions caused a slip and fall, you have legal rights. An Okeechobee slip and fall accident lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you understand your rights and pursue a legal claim to obtain compensation.
Every property owner has a basic duty to make sure that visitors he invites onto the property don’t hurt themselves. Renters, too, can have this obligation for the space that is under their direct control.
The specific obligation of a property owner is going to vary depending upon what the property is used for and who is being invited in. A store or restaurant that opens its doors to the public has a very strong obligation to make sure it is actually safe for the public, and must inspect the premises regularly and either fix dangers or warn guests about them. Homeowners, too, have a responsibility to alert guests to hazards or to correct dangerous conditions, but only if the homeowner knows or reasonably should know about the risks.
When a property owner fails to fulfill the obligation to make the property safe or to warn visitors of the risks, then the owner/renter can become legally responsible for a slip and fall and can be made to compensate victims for losses. The victim can take legal action with the help of an Okeechobee slip and fall accident lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a slip and fall accident, you can pursue a claim against the owner/occupier who failed to fulfill his obligation to keep you safe. You can recover compensation for:
The compensation for the slip and fall may be obtained by settling outside of court or by suing and winning in a court of law with the help of an Okeechobee slip and fall accident lawyer.
Slip and fall accident victims often sustain serious injuries, including spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, bone fractures or death. Slip and falls are not something to be taken lightly and you need to be serious about protecting your rights if you were a victim.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our Okeechobee slip and fall accident attorneys have helped many clients to receive full compensation for all losses caused by slip and falls. We can help you to pursue your claim and have the best chance of getting the money you deserve. Give us a call today or contact us online to learn more.