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By law, all property owners have a legal duty to maintain their property in a condition that is safe and does not pose a threat to visitors. Should a dangerous situation exist, it is the property owner's duty to post signs warning visitors of the possible hazards. If an owner fails to maintain their property adequately — or fails to warn visitors of a dangerous condition — and an accident results, the property owner may be held accountable for the victim's injuries and accident-related losses.

When a person is injured due to the negligence of another person or business, the injured victim may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries and other damages. Consulting with a skilled personal injury attorney at Lipton Law can help victims understand their legal rights, as well as the best course of action to take to hold a negligent property owner accountable for their actions.

Common Causes Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents

There are several hazardous conditions that can result in a person falling. At Lipton Law, our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys can help you recover compensation for a variety of slip-and-fall injuries, including those caused by:

  • Broken or unrepaired stairs
  • Wet, slippery floors
  • Unstable or broken railings
  • Icy storefront sidewalks
  • Uneven floors
  • Dangerous workplaces and construction sites

When these dangers or others exist on a property, the property owner is required to notify visitors of the hazardous conditions and repair them as soon as possible. Should a slip-and-fall accident occur and it is determined that a property owner knew of the problem but failed to repair it, they may be held responsible.

Proving Negligence For Slip-And-Fall Accidents

Three factors need to be proven for a slip-and-fall claim to be successful.

  1. Someone created the hazardous condition.
  2. The property owner was aware of the condition, yet did not take action to change or repair it.
  3. The owner had a reasonable amount of time to become aware of the condition and then fix it.

It can be difficult to prove a slip-and-fall accident — especially if the dangerous condition was temporary, such as a wet or icy floor. In these types of situations, it is notoriously difficult to prove negligence without the assistance of a skilled attorney.

If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of a property owner, contact Lipton Law for help. Our lawyers can help you determine whether you have a substantial case and advise you on the best course of action based on your situation. To get started, contact us online or call our office in Southfield, Michigan, at 248-557-1688 today.