Federal Way Slip & Fall Lawyers
Representing Victims in Premises Liability Cases
Commercial property owners, government entities, and homeowners are responsible for ensuring that their premises are adequately maintained and safe for guests, visitors, customers, employees, tenants, and anyone else who lawfully enters the property. When they fail to take proper safety measures to address or repair dangerous conditions, innocent people can suffer serious injuries.
If you slipped, tripped, and/or fell on someone else’s property as a result of unsafe property conditions, you have the right to take legal action against the negligent property owner or manager. However, you will need to show that the property owner (or another liable party) acted negligently and that this led to the slip and fall accident that caused your injuries and other damages.
At the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, we have extensive experience representing injured victims in complex premises liability cases. Our Federal Way slip and fall lawyers are ready to thoroughly investigate your case in order to gather supporting evidence and demonstrate the full extent of your damages. From there, we can aggressively advocate for the best possible outcome in your case.
Understanding Property Owner Negligence
Slip and fall cases can be tricky due to the complexities involved in proving someone else was responsible for your slip, trip, and fall. In the vast majority of claims, establishing liability is directly dependent on proving that the cause of the accident was the property owner’s negligence.
When is a property owner negligent? To put it simply, a property owner may be considered negligent if:
- A dangerous condition exists on the property, and;
- The property owner knows or should know of the condition’s existence, and;
- The property owner does not take reasonable steps to address, repair, fix, or warn of the condition.
For example, if a person slips on a wet floor but the property owner has placed a wet floor sign out, it will be unlikely that the injured victim will be able to bring a claim against the property owner, as the property owner took reasonable steps to warn others about the wet floor. However, if a person slipped and fell on an unmarked wet floor, and the victim can show that the property owner knew of or should have known that the floor was wet and that this posed a foreseeable danger to others, the injured individual can bring a claim against the negligent property owner.
What Are Dangerous Conditions?
Any condition that poses a foreseeable risk to others could be considered a dangerous condition.
Some of the most common dangerous conditions involved in slip, trip, and fall cases include:
- Wet floors
- Accumulated ice/snow
- Torn carpeting
- Uneven floors
- Spilled merchandise
- Cluttered walkways
- Defective sidewalks
- Crumbling/unsafe stairs
- Lack of handrails
- Lack of proper signage
- Exposed wires and other tripping hazards
If you slipped, tripped, and fell due to any of these or other unsafe property conditions and you suffered measurable harm as a result, turn to our Federal Way slip and fall attorneys for help with your claim. We understand how the process works and can help you navigate the personal injury system as we fight tirelessly for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Call our office today at (253) 246-1744 for a free consultation.