Business and property owners are required to maintain their premises to avoid the dangerous conditions that lead to slip and fall accidents. However, not every property owner upholds that duty.
The premises liability attorneys at Buckley & Associates in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, can help you pursue your case and get the compensation you deserve for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. Call us today at (206) 622-1100 to speak with one of our multi-lingual staff members about resolving your legal case.
Slip and Fall Causes
Slip and fall accidents refer to situations when you have been injured by slipping, tripping, or falling because of the unsafe condition of someone else's property. These falls can be caused by dangerous conditions, such as:
- Wet floors
- Poorly installed or maintained flooring
- Inadequately lighted steps
- Ice covered walkways
- Potholes or other irregularities in parking lots or walkways
- Loose floor mats or rugs
Your Slip and Fall Case
Under Washington state negligence law, the owner of the property has a duty to keep their premises free from dangerous conditions. As an invitee under premises liability law, you should be warned by the property owner of any hazards that the property owner is aware of. However, if you fail to exercise reasonable care while on the property in question, you may be held partially liable for your injuries and not be able to recover full compensation for your injuries.
As the victim of a slip and fall accident, you have the responsibility to prove that a dangerous condition existed and that it caused your accident. You should take down the names and addresses of any witnesses to your accident and note the condition of the area where you were injured. You will likely need an experienced attorney to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Slip and FAll Lawyer
Were you injured during a slip and fall on someone else's property? Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation. Our lawyers represent clients throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas and the state of Washington.