Slip | Trip & Fall

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Slip | Trip & Fall

If you have a reason to be on someone’s property (or premises) – such as being invited like a casino invites its customers – then the property should be safe for you. This isn’t only common sense and common decency, but it’s alsothe property owner’s legal obligation.

Premises liability refers to a property owner’s duty under the law to ensure the safety of customers and visitors while on the property. Common owners that owe a duty of safety to customersand visitors while on their property are:

  • Businesses
  • Casinos
  • Hotels
  • Stadiums
  • Airports
  • Grocery stores
  • Shopping centers
  • Apartment buildings
  • Schools
  • Homeowners
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • States

 

Other Types of Premises Injury Cases

We’re talking about slip | trip fall injury cases because they’re the most common. But they’re not the only ones. Other types of premises cases and specific kinds of slip | trip fall cases include:

  • Slip and fall from slippery surfaces, like snow and ice buildup on walkways
  • Trip and fall from tripping hazards, like exposed wiring on the floor
  • Elevator accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Lead paint poisoning
  • Toxic exposure
  • Assault (or physical beating) due to inadequate security
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Fires or explosions
  • Dog bites
  • Animal attacks

 

Failure to Correct or Failure to Warn

Xavier Injury Law investigates to document the property owner’s unsafe conditions through photographs, video, witnesses, depositions (question-and-answer examinations under oath and under penalty of perjury). We also use the power of the courts for other methods of investigation for your case. We also look into prior lawsuits and complaints against property owners, previous incidents on the property, building code violations, maintenance logs, and other evidence.

Our job is to prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the danger to which they exposed you. Our job is to also prove that the property owner had enough time to fix the dangerous condition or had enough time to properly warn you, before you got injured.
 

Failure to Properly Hire, Train, or Supervise

A property owner has a duty to hire employees that can do the jobs that the property owner has tasked the employees with. A property owner’s employees must be competent. If a property owner hires incompetent employees (people who can’t or won’t do their jobs the way their jobs are supposed to be done) and you get injured as a result, it’s the property owner’s fault. So, if the property owner doesn’t hire competent people, it’s the property owner’s fault. If the property owner doesn’t train their employees and you get injured as a result, it’s the property owner’s fault. If the property owner doesn’t supervise their employees and you get injured as a result, it’s the property owner’s fault.

Xavier Injury Law is committed to making sure that those who harmed you are held accountable for harming you. Injuries are serious. They hurt. They can make you tired, grumpy, and less interested in doing things you used to enjoy doing. They can make you upset with life and the world. Injuries can change how you live. And sometimes injuries and pain can be so bad, it makes some people start thinking about whether they want to continue living. It can change a person. It can change you. Your pain and your injuries are worth something. When you’ve been hurt, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Reach out to us now, so we can help you.

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