“Slip and fall” accidents are accidents involving tripping, slipping, and falling on private property or on a business site due to a dangerous condition. Slip and falls can occur on private property or residence, or in business settings such as supermarkets, office buildings, and shopping malls. Slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of injuries and death in the United States and the number one cause of accidents in homes, lodging establishments, restaurants and public buildings.
In order to prevail on a slip and fall claim, a victim must establish that a dangerous condition existed on the premises which exposed him or her to an unreasonable risk of harm, and that the liable party knew or should have known of the hazard. Dangerous conditions may be temporary as in a spill in a grocery store, or permanent such as a raised walkway due to tree roots. In either case it is important to contact a competent attorney to evaluate your claim.
The lawyers at the Gancedo Law Firm are experienced in proving each element of a slip and fall case, and employ competent experts to establish, among other things, the dangerous condition, mechanics of the fall, and whether building, housing, OSHA or health and safety codes were violated. Our aggressive, methodical and comprehensive approach to slip and fall accidents leads to just resolutions of claims with property owners, managers and their insurance carriers.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call the lawyers at the Gancedo Law Firm at 800/500-5735 for a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.