Slip and fall accidents are far more dangerous than most people suspect. In fact, they are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in the United States. Victims of these accidents often end up facing exorbitant medical fees. Often, we can directly attribute slip and fall accidents to the negligence of another. If this is the case with your accident, a lawsuit could help to cover the medical costs you face. But who could be responsible?
The Property Owner
In a majority of slip and fall accidents, the property owner is the negligent party. Perhaps they neglected to take appropriate steps to mitigate the threat of ice in their parking lot, or to warn a visitor of a slippery surface.
Keep in mind that the property owner could be responsible for slip and fall accidents in both commercial and residential settings. Whether you own a business or a home, it’s crucial to keep the space safe for visitors. Property owners who fail to do so could pay the price.
When it comes to slip and fall accidents in commercial settings, it’s often not the property owner who can be held responsible, but the operator. Many businesses choose to rent spaces rather than buy them. In the same way, renters of residential spaces may be held accountable instead of the landlord.
In cases where a business owner operates out of a space, liability for slip and fall accidents is frequently shared between the property owner and the operator.
What happens if you slip and fall at a location owned by a municipality or other government entity? Examples of these locations include public libraries, sidewalks, or parks. In these cases, it can be challenging to attribute your injury to a specific person, such as a property owner or operator. A municipality or other government entity may be liable.
These cases can be made more complicated by certain immunities municipalities have from lawsuits. To help you navigate these complications, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer from Snyder Law Group.
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