Premises Liability

Slip and fall injuries are a form of premises liability accident that occur on another’s property due to negligence in maintaining and repairing hazardous areas of the property. It is quite easy to slip and fall on an uneven walkway, a wet floor or a poorly lit stairwell. When the property owner fails to follow through with repairs in a timely fashion, fails to put up a sign warning of potential danger or fails to properly inspect their property for potentially hazardous situations, this may mean that you can bring about a personal injury claim in order to get compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

Slipping, tripping and falling can often lead to very severe and permanent injuries. However, these types of premises liability claims are often difficult to prove. Although the general belief is that a property owner is automatically liable for harm occurring on their property, these types of claims involve a variety of complex legal issues. In fact, these claims may be the most difficult of all to pursue and win.

Downside to a Slip & Fall


1. More than 1 Million People go to the ER Each Year for a Slip & Fall Accident

2. The Average Cost of a Slip & Fall is $30,000 to $40,000

3. Approximately 5% of Slip & Falls Involve Broken Bones

4. Approximately 1/3 of Adults over 65 Fall Each Year

5. Slip & Falls are a Leading Cause of Injury for ALL age groups

6. Falls are the MOST Common Cause of Brain Injury

7. Falls are the MOST Common Cause of Hip Fractures

8. Medical Bills for Slip & Fall Injuries top $34 billion Each Year

9. Slip & Fall Victims miss an Average of 11 Days of Work

10. Only 2% of Cases o to a Jury Trial

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