As an experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer, I am often asked what to do if you slip and fall on business or residential property. In the event of a slip and fall on either a commercial or residential property, the owner’s insurance allows for full compensation of any injuries sustained. When handling a premise liability case, we have to show that one of three things happened to the defendant.
The first thing that we need to show to the insurance company is that the individual or company knew there was a defective condition on the property and failed to fix it. This requires your attorneys to show that the person who was in charge of the property had knowledge of the hazardous area, which can be a very difficult task.
The second thing that we can show is that the party knew there was a defect in the property. Your attorneys need to show that the defect existed for a period of time, and the owners should have known about the condition that was created or already existed, had they been more observant. This often happens when establishments are mopping or cleaning up, creating a dangerous condition that causes injury to a patron. Once your attorneys can show one of those factors existed, then the insurance company for the establishment steps in to try and resolve the case.
Have you slipped and fallen on another person’s property and unsure what you should do? Contact experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer Robert Maranto to fight for you.