Slip & Fall

columnsEvery year thousands of people in Washington state are injured as a result of poorly maintained property. Property owners are required by law to keep their property safe and secure. If they fail to do so, and an injury happens, the law firm of John Rothschild is committed to helping you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Slip and fall accidents may occur on icy or uneven sidewalks, poorly maintained stairways, slippery floors, or in places where merchandise has been improperly stored. Another term for slip and fall accidents is premise liability.

If a property owner has invited you onto their property, they must take certain precautions to protect you from harm. This responsibility is even greater in high traffic areas where property owners should be aware of potentially unsafe conditions, such as spills. If not quickly rectified, spills are likely to cause accidents.

Slips and falls are the most common type of premise liability claims. Slips and falls may cause serious bodily harm, including spinal injuries, head injuries, or broken bones. Some of the common causes of slip and fall injuries include:

  • Failure to maintain walkways
  • Unmarked sinkholes at construction sites
  • Lack of warning signs
  • Unmarked step-downs
  • Defects in floors or stairways
  • Raised carpets or floor boards
  • Ice in parking lots

If you have been injured as a result of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The law safeguards people against dangerous conditions that could have been avoided if the responsible party had taken reasonable precautions.

John Rothschild represents individuals who have been injured in slip and fall or premise liability accidents in the Seattle area. Please email or contact Mr. Rothschild for a free consultation.


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