When you visit a business of the home of a friend or family member, you expect that the property will be maintained enough to prevent the odds that you will have a slip and fall accident. If you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for the cost of your medical treatment. You must prove that the property owner was negligent and did not the take the proper steps to provide a safe environment for guests.
Some examples of negligent behavior by a property owner include not attempting to maintain the premises, such as by failing to repair uneven steps and failing to warn about the uneven steps or take other appropriate actions. It’s common for a property owner to attempt to cover up the scene of an accident in order to avoid responsibility. Therefore, if you have had an accident on another person’s property, you should take pictures of the scene immediately after the accident so that it cannot be tampered with later. You should also seek emergency medical treatment. If there are witnesses around, you should obtain their contact information. Finally, you should report the accident to the property owner before you leave the scene.