Business owners in Utah have a lawful duty to the public to safely maintain their premises to prevent common (yet avoidable) accidents like slip and fall injuries. This duty is not only for business owners; it is known as premises liability and also applies to private residences, entertainment venues, government areas, and public spaces.
An individual injured on someone else’s property due to a dangerous condition that could’ve been prevented is legally entitled to recover expenses relating to slip and fall injuries. The property owner or manager either should have known about or were actually aware of the unsafe conditions or defective equipment and failed to fix the problems or properly warn others about the hazards that caused the injuries.
Wasatch Defense Lawyers understand that personal injuries can happen anywhere, and we believe that if your injuries were preventable, you should receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact an experienced slip and fall attorney in Utah today at 801-845-3509 for your free, no-obligation case review.
Common Slip and Fall Causes
Business owners, landlords, and property managers should always ensure the safety of their visitors and employees. Additionally, under the premises liability laws, property owners can also be liable for injured trespassers in certain circumstances. Slip and fall accidents might happen anywhere and the causes and resulting injuries may vary widely. Utah’s premises liability applies when a slip and fall injury happens as a direct result of the negligence of the business or property owner. A few common slip and fall causes include:
- Icy Parking Lot, Stairs, or Walkway
- Spilled Liquid/Slippery Surface
- Unseen/Unmarked Holes in Flooring
- Loose or Uneven Flooring or Carpeting
- Broken or Cracked Pavement or Sidewalks
- Loose Railing
- Poor Lighting
Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries in Utah
Regardless of how your slip and fall accident happened, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are preserved and you receive the maximum compensation for your slip and fall injuries in Utah. A successful slip and fall injury case will award the recovery of damages for both economic and non-economic losses, including:
- Medical Expenses including emergency care, doctor’s bills, hospital costs, rehabilitation, and long-term care.
- Financial Loss for the loss of past and future wages and benefits.
- Pain and Suffering from physical pain and mental anguish.
- Punitive Damages may be awarded by the court as a punishment for negligent actions or lack of preventative actions of the property owner.
Contact an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney in Utah
A personal injury case from a slip and fall accident will involve many different legal considerations, it is important to have an experienced slip and fall injury advocate on your side to determine negligence and prepare the necessary legal actions to ensure you are awarded the maximum compensation available. Call Wasatch Defense Attorneys at 801-845-3509 for your complimentary case review. We are proud to offer discounts to members of the US Armed Forces provide affordable payment plans.