If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, the owner of the property may be responsible for your injuries. Determining liability for any personal injury incident is a key element in any case.
Thousands of people are injured each year when they trip, or slip and fall on an icy sidewalk, an uneven floor, a flight of stairs, or a rough patch of ground. In some cases, the property owner or manager may be held liable if they knew about the situation prior and did nothing to fix or remedy the hazard. Slip and fall accidents can occur in department stores, people’s homes, hotels, shopping malls, and many other locations.
If you were injured in a commercial location – like a store or mall – the business could be sued. In a residential location, the homeowner (or rather, their insurance) should pay. If you were injured at work, a workers compensation claim is almost always the exclusive remedy.