• Jun
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    Posted by: Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr

    Common Slip and Fall Injuries

    You Are Entitled to Compensation If You Have Been Hurt on Another’s Property

    Think about how much time you spend in properties belonging to other people. Homes belonging to friends, family members, and neighbors are just the start – you also spend time in restaurants, supermarkets, shopping malls and businesses of all types. No matter where you go, you generally enter with the expectation that you will be safe and protected against injury, but that is not always the case. When property owners do not take reasonable action to maintain their premises safely and accidents occur and result in common slip and fall injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr LLC are experienced, highly respected personal injury attorneys who can help you to file a claim for compensation for any damages that you’ve suffered.

    The area of law that comes into play when you suffer a common slip and fall injury on another’s property is known as premises liability. Premises liability is based on the general principle that a property owner is responsible for keeping their premises safe and free of hazards, and that if they fail to do so then they can be held legally and financially responsible for any damage that results. In most cases, the question of negligence focuses on both the condition of the property itself and whether the owner took any action to address any issues that may have been present and that contributed to the injury having taken place. There are some factors that need to be taken into account, including whether you were on their premises at their invitation. Though this sounds very formal, it refers to both social guests and those who are present with the owner’s consent; the only people who are not covered by premises liability are intruders or trespassers.

    In determining whether a person is owed compensation following an injury, the courts generally give some consideration to whether the person who was injured acted reasonably or whether they were partially at fault for what happened to them. If it can be shown that you didn’t act to protect yourself against obvious danger, then it will work against your ability to receive the full amount of compensation that you are seeking.

    Whether you have been hurt on a commercial property or a residential property, the property owner has an obligation to keep their premises safe and well maintained. There is an expectation that business owners will inspect their property and take appropriate protective action and that homeowners also maintain their property so that it is free of hazards. Those who are injured are able to seek compensation for the damages that they have suffered, including medical expenses, lost wages, lost abilities, pain and suffering, If you have suffered an injury following a slip and fall on somebody else’s property, the attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr LLC are able to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need. Call our office today to set up a free consultation.

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