Many premises liability, slip and fall, and trip and fall cases occur in stores and commercial properties. Virtually all slip and fall and trip and fall cases which give rise to in-store premises liability involve notice, or how long the hazard or danger which caused the trip and fall or slip and fall injury to happen. A slip and fall, trip and fall premises liability case requires more than simply occupying someone else’s property. The premises holder must be actively negligent or have failed to correct a danger that was known of or should have been known.
Slip and fall injuries most commonly occur at restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping malls. The fact that you become injured from a slip, trip, or fall does not necessarily mean that someone else is legally responsible for your injury. The owner or operator of a business has a legal duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, or at least warn the public of a dangerous condition that they caused, were aware of, or should have been aware of. If these tests are not met, and you injure yourself on their property as a result of their failure to meet these conditions, you may have a valid claim against the business owner or operator.
Premises liability claims encompass a variety of injuries including but not limited to:
- Injuries sustained in elevators
- Injuries sustained in stores
- Injuries sustained in building corridors
- Injuries sustained outside on private or public land
- Injuries sustained in resorts
- Injuries sustained during recreational activities
While the most common premises liability case is a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident, these injuries are by no means the only kind of premises negligence case that our firm handles. Premises liability lawsuits may also stem from any kind of unsafe or dangerous conditions on the premises, or defect in the construction of the premises, or inadequate maintenance of the premises where an injury or accident occurs.
These types of cases include:
- Injuries from toxic chemical exposure
- Injuries from toxic mold
- Lead poisoning
- Defective lighting
- Failure to warn of hazardous conditions on the property
- Improperly maintained equipment
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Other dangerous conditions of the premises
Donald Ray Coleman, Jr., Esq. is an AV-rated Jacksonville Florida attorney representing people with medical malpractice cases, slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, and any wrongful personal injury within the state of Florida.
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