Washington D. C. Personal Injury Lawyer for Slip and Fall or other Premises Liability Cases
The most common claim against the owner or manager of a premises is a slip and fall case. This type of case may include such things as foreign objects on the floor, slippery surfaces due to over-waxing or improper paint, and failure to place signs warning that a floor has recently been washed or waxed. In those cases, one must show that the property owner or manager knew or should have known about the defect that caused the fall. This situation often comes up in winter. If an owner or manager of property does not timely remove snow or ice or sand/salt icy conditions after an ice or snowstorm, there may be liability, particularly if there is a slip and fall on “black ice”.
Other circumstances that fall under premises liability involve ceiling fall-down cases, improperly maintained or defective elevators or escalators, lead paint poisoning, and negligent conditions which result in fires. Someone can also sue the owner or manager of a premise if residents, tenants, persons working on the premises, and visitors are injured through criminal acts because the property was not adequately secured.
Washington DC Personal Injury Lawyer
Attorney Eric May handles workers’ compensation and personal injury cases in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. If you have a question about an injury you have suffered, please call 202-822-8264 for a free consultation.