Slips, Trips and Falls
Most property owners, from those who own apartment buildings to grocery stores and everything in between, are responsible and expected to maintain their place in a safe condition for people who enter their property. If that expectation is not met, serious personal injury or death may result. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall, trip and fall, stair falling accident, or other accident caused by the negligence of a property owner, an experienced attorney can help. Do not presume that if you slip and fall that it is solely your fault. Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for all consumers. When a property owner or business owner/manager fails to prevent dangerous conditions on their premises, you can take legal action. Call the Law Offices of Nooney and Roberts today to speak to one of our specialized attorneys.
For a free initial consultation with one of our premises liability and slip and fall attorneys, contact us at (904) 398-1992.
The lawyers of the Law Offices of Nooney & Roberts have more than 35 years of combined experience standing up for the rights of injured people. We are an old-fashioned law firm that is prepared to stand beside you every step of the way. From helping you find medical attention to fighting for compensation to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and hospital bills, we will be there for you.
A common form of premises liability case is a slip and fall. Slip and falls might result from spilled food in a grocery store, a puddle from a ceiling leak in a restaurant, boxes left in the aisle of a department store, or any other situation in which the obstruction was not properly cleaned up or warned about. These accidents can cause significant lower back injuries or other harm.
Property owners are responsible for keeping a well maintained property to keep people safe. There are many circumstances that can lead to slip and fall injuries, such as the following:
- Tripping over an elevated lip on a rug
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Tripping over fallen or poorly stacked goods and products
- Falling on wobbly or unstable stairs
Staircases often cause falls and most staircases should be equipped with a handrail. The handrail should be easy to grip and should not simply be a board nailed to a wall. Steps are another contributor to falls and should be properly constructed, with no steps missing. In many places where people work, live, or visit, such as apartment buildings or schools, we see that these safety precautions are not followed, which can lead to a severe long-term injury or wrongful death.
Contact us at (904) 398-1992 for a free consultation with one of our slip and fall attorneys. We handle all premises liability matters on a contingency basis, which means that no payment is made until your case is won. We are available to represent clients throughout North Florida, including Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Callahan, Palatka, and Fernandina Beach.