Landowners are expected to keep their properties in suitable shape. When a property isn’t kept up, it is possible that visitors to those places can suffer from injuries due to accidents like slip and falls. This is problematic since innocent victims aren’t expected to cover these costs. This is especially true when the accident occurs at a commercial establishment.
While many people think that there aren’t ever serious injuries in these accidents, it is possible for a person to suffer serious injuries. A person can hit their head on the ground, which can lead to a brain injury. Depending on how they fall, they might suffer from a spinal cord injury. Trying to brace themselves for the impact can lead to a broken bone. All of these can require medical care and time off work.
It is possible for them to seek compensation from the property owner. We have to battle against these claims by showing that you weren’t actually liable for the accident. Maybe you didn’t know about the problem or you took steps to correct the hazard, but the victim bypassed the warnings. For example, if a person slips on a wet spot on the floor that was clearly marked with a wet floor sign and roped off, you likely won’t be liable if they stepped over the rope and ignored the sign.
We know that you just need to protect your business. We are here to help you work toward this goal. We realize that most businesses don’t want to have to shell out money to cover the costs associated with someone who is just trying to take advantage of you.