When you visit somebody else’s property – whether that is residential or commercial – you have the right to be safe from harm throughout your stay. This right to be free of fear of injury applies when you are in somebody else’s home or garden, walking along the street, using a parking lot, or anywhere else. The owner of the property in question can be held liable for any injuries occurring due to a hazard or dangerous condition, whether they are an individual, a business, or even a government agency.
Slipping and falling may not sound like a serious event, and in many cases it results in nothing more than some slight damage to your pride but, in countless other scenarios, the resulting injuries can be devastating. Did you know that around 800,000 United States citizens are hospitalized due to injuries following a slip and fall accident each year?
If you, or a loved one, have been seriously injured due to a failure to keep a property free from hazards, you could be entitled to recover compensation and monetary damages, with some legal assistance from our Bountiful slip and fall accident attorneys.