If you are injured on someone else’s property, you may think that the property owner will cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Our civil justice system is built on the basis of fault; without evidence of liability, the insurance company or the property owner will probably not cover your losses.
At the law firm of Seiler, Anderson, Fife & Marshall LC, our Personal Injury Lawyers represent slip-and-fall accident victims in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area and throughout the Utah Valley. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your personal injury case.
Who Is Responsible for Slip-and-Fall Injuries?
Under Utah law, property owners have a duty to protect guests and customers from dangerous conditions on the premises. This area of law is known as premises liability. Examples of dangerous property conditions include:
- A slippery substance on a floor that causes you to slip
- Loose flooring material that causes you to trip and fall
- Misplaced items in an aisle or walkway
- Falling merchandise in a store
- Rotten wood on a porch
- Collapse of a structure
- Missing railings or uneven steps
- Building code violations that result in injuries
If the property owner is aware of or should have been aware of the dangerous condition, he or she may be considered liable. In some cases, careful investigation is needed to determine if the property owner was aware of the defect and had time to correct it. If you contact our attorneys soon enough, we will conduct an immediate investigation to collect and preserve evidence of liability such as witness statements and store security cameras. Contact our office to begin discussing your available options with our Provo personal injury lawyers today.