Premises Liability includes “trip-and-fall” or “slip-and-fall” cases, among others. Where the owner or operator of a premises creates a dangerous condition, or knows or should have known of a dangerous condition that exists on the premises, that person can be liable if someone becomes injured due to that condition. Some examples of these types of cases are falls due to decayed or uneven pavement or concrete, large divots or potholes, defective curbs, slippery substances on a floor or ground, snow and ice. In addition, cases involving falling or jutting objects that cause injury are included in this category, as would any other claim of injury due to a dangerous condition on a premises owned by someone else.
If you fall or are otherwise injured at a place of business, you should try to file a report with the company or organization. Be sure to include the details and what it was that caused you to fall and ask for a copy of the report. Get names and phone numbers of any witnesses if possible and take photographs of the defect or issue that caused your fall. This information can be very important in a legal action.