Slip and fall and premises liability accidents
If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property (residential or commercial), you may be able to collect damages. You generally have two years from the date of injury to file your claim. You may also collect damages if you had personal property damaged as a result of the slip and fall (for example, you fell and broke your expensive watch as a result of the fall, but you were uninjured).
Property owners are required to keep their property safe and provide adequate warnings of unsafe conditions under premises liability laws. Property owners may be liable for personal injuries or wrongful death caused by unsafe conditions or a lack of warning. Common slip and fall injuries in Iowa are caused by failure to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, failure to fix broken or damaged sidewalks, and leaving unattended items in store aisles. These are just examples–any fall occurring on property belonging to someone else, may entitle the injured party to compensation.
If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident on someone else’s premises, contact us today. We will work to get you the best possible compensation for your injuries.