Slip/Fall and duty of care – the property owner’s responsibility

Knowing the Basic Elements of a Slip and Fall Claim

Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries in the United States. In fact, these unfortunate instances account for nearly 9 million emergency room visits annually. While young and old people get involved in such mishaps, the elderly are considered high risk with one-third of those who are age 65 or older suffering falls every year.

More often than not, slip and falls occur because of dangerous conditions such as slippery or uneven floor or walking surfaces, unlighted staircases or corridors, and other circumstances. These conditions are usually caused by property owners’ failure to provide ample warnings about hazardous conditions. Generally, those who manage their own properties must exercise a duty of care towards those who visit or enter their premises.

If you are a victim of a slip and fall, it would be best for you to not only to seek immediate medical attention for your injuries, but also to obtain legal assistance from a slip and fall lawyer.

After hiring an experienced personal injury attorney, said attorney will take steps to establish evidence of the other party’s negligence in order to recover damages.

Specifically, your slip and fall claim will usually be comprised of the following elements:

• The owner of the property owed you a duty of care. That person or entity has a duty to ensure that the premises are safe based upon his or its ownership and management of the property.

• The owner of the property breached or violated that duty of care. The responsible person or entity simply failed to ensure that the premises were safe. Also, if there is an existing condition that could be hazardous to anyone visiting the premises, that person or entity failed to provide warnings about said condition.

• The failure to uphold duty of care resulted in an accident that caused your injuries.

• You incurred damages as a result of your injuries.
When presenting Nano-Grip to a property owner it’s important that they understand their responsibility to maintain a safe workplace, called duty of care in legalese. If steps are not taken to ensure  safe walking surfaces they have exposure for liability claims if someone should be injured on their property.

To have your facility inspected by a Nano-Grip applicator call 855-687-0976 for a referral.

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