You have the right to be safe wherever you go. If someone has created a condition that is unsafe, either through willful negligence or uncaring inattention, and you suffer as a direct result of this, you may be entitled to compensation. The most common type of accident like this is called the “simple slip-and-fall,” but if you’ve been involved in one, you know that simple does not begin to describe the situation.
Legally, fall injuries are covered by a concept called “premises liability,” which means that those responsible for the property are liable for its maintenance and safety: landlords, lessors, property managers. The law is very clear: if someone knows a dangerous condition exists and does nothing to correct it, the negligence lies with them and the courts will so rule.
Many lawyers do not handle this type of case. The Law Office of Joseph A. Blaszkow has been assisting victims of this type of accident for 35 years. Email us now or call 703-879-5910 now to schedule a free consultation.