Property owners are responsible for keeping any occupants and visitors to their property safe. If they cannot, then they could be held responsible if something happens – like a slip and fall injury. Learn about when a property owner would be responsible and what to do after a slip and fall accident.
The Duty of Care Principle
Property owners – whether they own a private business or a residential home – have a responsibility to keep anyone on their property safe, within reason. If they breach this duty of care, they could be found to be neglectful and owe damages to someone who got injured. The injured person must prove that the duty of care was breached, that led to their injuries, and there are damages they can claim. An injured person will make a claim with the property owner’s insurance provider to get the damages they deserve.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury
To increase your chances of getting damages after a slip and fall, make sure you file a report with the property owner and get a copy of it in writing. Then, take photographs of the scene of the accident, your visible injuries, and damage to your belongings. Collect witness statements and go to the hospital for treatment. You should pick up your phone and call a personal injury lawyer ASAP.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you need representation after getting a slip and fall injury, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates for help. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and we offer you a free consultation. Get in touch now at (914) 328-8800.