Our law firm has a substantial amount of experience winning injury cases where the victim has either slipped, tripped, or fallen. Business and property owners must use reasonable care to protect their customers and visitors from harm. It is often the hidden dangers that hurt people such as spills, unsafe displays, failure to conduct inspections of the property, loose merchandise, falling merchandise, and uneven surfaces.
People often categorize these cases as "slip and fall" or "trip and fall" cases, but they basically include any dangerous condition that causes harm to visitors. We have handled cases involving dangerous unmarked stairways, leaking equipment, poor drainage, holes in the yard, rotten porches and flooring, inadequate insulation of lighting fixtures, poorly lit parking lots, and many more. Generally speaking, we must prove that the Defendant had notice of the dangerous condition, or could have discovered the dangerous condition with a reasonable inspection, and failed to do so.
Often we learn during the discovery phase of litigation that other customers had suffered similar injuries in the past due to the same problem, and the business failed to fix the problem. If we prove the business was more interested in profits than safety, then we have a good chance of making a recovery for our clients. Contact the lawyers at Melrose, Seago & Lay, P.A. for a free consult on your slip, trip or fall case to find out if we can help you.