A lot of the cases a personal injury attorney takes have to do with premise liability. These may involve slip and fall accidents in commercial spaces or other types of disasters that should have been avoided. The crux of these cases is that the person who was injured had every reason to believe that they were entering a safe environment—one that they were invited to enter—and that they were injured in a way that they could not have foreseen. There are several different ways that these injuries can come about.
- Slippery Floors
- Slippery Stairs
- Defective Escalators/Elevators
- Unstable Stair Railings or Fixtures
- Unstable Chairs
When a commercial establishment invites you in, they’re implicitly guaranteeing that you’re not walking into what amounts to a hazard to your life and limb. They have responsibilities to live up to. If they don’t, your best option may be to contact a personal injury lawyer. These professionals understand the laws that apply to premise liability inside and out, literally, and they can make sure that you’re represented in court, if need be. You may also receive a settlement from these cases if it’s clear to the premise owner that they were at fault.