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Slip and fall accidents are the most common claims in premises liability lawsuits. Premises liability law involves the legal responsibility of owners and occupiers of property for injuries experienced by persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip or slip and fall, such as on an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, or a piece of debris or spilled liquid on the floor.

The actual liability of the potentially responsible individuals varies, depending on the rules and principles adopted in the jurisdiction where the mishap occurred.  Dixon Law Firm, PLLC is an experienced premises liability law firm that can determine whether liability may exist in a particular case and help an injured person recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

When a person is injured in a slip and fall, the property owner may be liable if:

•         He or she caused the unsafe condition, such as spilling liquid and not mopping it up.

•         He or she knew about the dangerous condition but did not take steps to correct it

•         He or she should have known about the hazard because a reasonable person taking care of the property would have discovered and corrected the dangerous condition.


If you have fallen and been injured on someone else's property, you should report your accident to the property owner as soon as possible. Gather names, addresses and the telephone numbers of any witnesses. It is helpful to take pictures of where your injuries occurred before the property owner can fix the hazard. This will make it easier to prove that your slip and fall was the result of the property owner’s negligence. Immediately seek medical treatment for all injuries and follow all doctors' recommendations for treatment.  Furthermore, it’s important to always keep copies of all of your medical bills (even those paid by insurance) and off-work slips. You may also want to keep a diary to record your thoughts about your medical treatment or the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. Stained, soiled, torn clothing worn at the time of the fall is important evidence, too; as is the footwear worn at the time of the fall. They should be set aside and not worn anymore.

If you have been injured, or are the survivor of a family member who has died in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical care, lost wages and other damages. The attorneys at Dixon Law Firm have successfully represented many injury victims, who have suffered physical, emotional and financial loss because of the negligence of commercial and residential property owners. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of of slip and falls recover maximum compensation for their losses. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered because of a slip and fall or you simply need more information, please contact us at (206) 330-0212.


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