The premises liability laws for Washington, DC necessitate that businesses and property owners keep their property safe, but when they fail to do so, victims can pursue compensation for their injuries and loss. Many property owners fail in their duty to keep the public safe, and this may cause slip and fall injury accidents to occur. If you recently fell on a premises and were seriously injured, whether visiting or residing at this location, then meeting with our team at The Law Firm of Frederick J. Brynn, P.C. is strongly advised. After an investigation, we may uncover that the property owner contributed to your injuries by failing to attend to a hazard. To learn more about your case, contact our team today.
Help From A Slip And Fall Lawyer
While various types of dangerous conditions may lead to slip and fall accidents, most can be prevented, if only property owners took steps to keep the premises safe. The most common causes of slip and fall accidents are due to wet surfaces, uneven walkways, clutter, inadequate lighting, bad weather, unsafe staircases, and medical negligence. Grocery stores, restaurants, and other businesses have to clean up spills, puddles, and other wet surfaces. At minimum, warning signs should be placed in the slippery area to indicate wet surfaces. Parking lots and walkways may have uneven surfaces that pose a tripping risk. Owners of private properties have to upkeep paths on their land, and the government or city agency is typically responsible for public sidewalk conditions. Hallways or stairways with inadequate lighting can hide the presence of spills, objects, or other slip and fall hazards. Fall cases involving staircases in poor condition can result in devastating injuries or death. Slips and falls can occur from medical negligence, such as when hospital staff or nursing home caregivers fail to supervise their patients or residents. If you need help from a DC slip and fall lawyer after an incident like this, we suggest calling today.
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After an investigation of the slip and fall, we may find that the owner had knowledge of the hazard but failed to attend to the issue within a reasonable timeframe. It is the duty of a property owner to regularly inspect the property for potential dangers. For instance, a grocery store property owner who was aware of a leak in the ceiling but then did not attend to it in an acceptable amount of time could be liable for victims of slip and fall accidents. If this sounds like a situation you have recently been through, it is important to be informed about whether you could be owed compensation from the property owner for your medical bills and other damages. Our team at The Law Firm of Frederick J. Brynn, P.C. can assess your case then advise further. If you would like to learn more, don’t hesitate to reach out to a DC slip and fall lawyer as soon as you can. We are ready to help you.