Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries

How to Determine Liability

Video Transcript —

Hi, I am Mark Cantor. Thank you for visiting my website at Cantor and Associate we handle workers' compensation claims and car and truck accidents throughout the Midwest. We also handle slip and fall cases. On this fine fall day, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk to you about slip and fall injuries.

A lot of people believe that if you fall on someone's property that they owe you, but that is not the case. The owner of the property needs to be liable because they were negligent. They have to have done something to cause you to fall. There needs to be a hidden dangerous condition of the property that the owner knew of or should have known of that you didn't know about.

So I will give you some examples:

I currently represent a woman who went to a gas station to buy some water. She went into the bathroom. While she was in the bathroom, they mopped outside of the door. As she left the bathroom, she opened the door and slipped on the wet tile floor, crushing her knee. In that case, the owner of the gas station failed to warn her of the dangerous condition of property. How was she to know that while she was in the bathroom for those few minutes that they had mopped the floor? So just because you fell someplace does not mean that the owner is liable.

A lot of people ask me about snow and ice. If you don't shovel the snow, are you liable? The answer is probably not. The owner of the property needs to undertake a duty and do it negligently. So if they shoveled part of a lot and salt part of it, and you slip and fall on ice that you thought was shoveled and salted and shoveled but wasn't, then maybe there is liability.

So listen, if you have been injured because you slipped and fell someplace, prior to giving a recorded statement come and talk to me. I am Mark Cantor and I will speak with you or my law partner. We can be reached at (314) 542-9999 or you can contact us through this website. Thank you for visiting and listening to me about slip and fall cases.

Premises Liability In The News

The Madison-St. Clair Record reports that a Fairview Heights restaurant is being sued after an alleged broken air conditioner led to a customerslipping on a wet floor.

The Huffington Post reports that the Tennessee Supreme Court recently declined to impose liability on either an independent contractor or a hotel owner when a defectively installed handicap accessible shower bench broke, causing injuries to a paralyzed hotel guest (Parker v. Holiday Hospitality Franchising).

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