Slip and Fall
Slip, trip, and fall litigation refers to an area of law known as Premises Liability. Premises Liability occurs when a person is injured on the property of another when the owner or its agent has breached a duty owed to the injured person. Some duty is always owed to the injured person. The extent of the duty owed is dependent on the status of the injured party as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. Invitees are owed the highest level of care which often requires the owner or agent of the property to inspect the premises for dangerous conditions.
Often in slip and fall cases there are numerous parties that may be responsible for the condition of the premises. Besides the owner of the property these responsible parties may consist of a homeowner's association responsible for maintaining the property, a property management company retained to manage the property, or the individual who actually caused the dangerous condition.
An injured party may be entitled to recover damages not only for their actual medical damages, but also for other damages including loss of work and potentially pain and suffering. These cases are typically filed in State court, but may also be filed in federal court if they involve persons from other states and the amount of the controversy exceeds a statutory amount.
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