Poorly maintained properties pose a risk to us all. Uneven or deteriorating sidewalks and parking lots, poor lighting, failure to clear snow and ice, failure to clear debris from the ground, use of slippery flooring surfaces, uneven floors, unmarked stairways or curbs, the presence of liquid on the ground and poor structural design can all lead to falls which result in injuries.
The owners of properties, as well as property tenants, have an obligation to keep their in a safe condition for persons who enter onto the property. If you have been injured as the result of the failure of a property owner or tenant to keep the property in a safe condition, you may have a claim against them. Compensation from such a claim could include damages for pain and suffering, income loss, loss of the ability to complete housekeeping and home maintenance tasks, and medical treatments required as a result of the accident.
There are time limitations which limit the time which you have to make a claim as the result of a slip and fall. These periods can be extremely short if the fall has occurred on property owned by a town or city or other government body, such as the road or sidewalk. It is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, such as the personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow, as soon as possible following your accident. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow are available to meet with you at the time and location which is most convenient for you to explain the options which you have following a fall. The initial consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers is free of charge and without obligation. Please call (519) 915-7673 to speak with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow today.