At one time or another, we have all seen news footage of a person seeking a "big payday" by faking a slip and fall accident, and we all have a good laugh at the poor acting.
The truth is thousands of people throughout the country actually sustain real injuries each day due to unsafe and dangerous conditions that exist at a commercial or residential property.
The law requires property and business owners to always maintain a safe material environment to ensure the safety of visitors of the property. If a safety hazard does exist, the property or business owner has a legal responsibility to clearly mark off the unsafe area to divert visitors away from the unsafe area, and make prompt repairs and/or clean up the area.
Unsafe and dangerous conditions that commonly cause slip and fall accidents and injuries include, but are not limited to:
When a person is injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence or carelessness of a property or business owner, the injuries are real, the pain is real, and the burdens placed on the victim and their families are real.