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Legal Responsibilities of Property Owners

Property owners have a legal responsibility to protect visitors from injuries caused by dangerous conditions on their properties. The level of legal responsibility is different, depending on whether the property owner is a private individual or a commercial enterprise like a retail store.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or as a result of other dangerous conditions on someone else’s property — contact the law firm of The Carlisle Law Firm immediately for a free initial consultation.




Act Immediately After Your Accident

In slip and fall accidents, it is critically important to get immediate legal assistance and to document the dangerous condition that caused you to slip and fall and injure yourself. Take photographs, if possible, and do not speak to any representative of the property owner or insurance company until you have retained a lawyer of your own.

Slip and Fall Accidents Are a Type of Premises Liability Lawsuit

The legal concept that places a duty on property owners to keep visitors safe from injury is called “premises liability.” When you slip and fall on a spilled substance, that is one type of premises liability case. Other types of premises liability cases include:

  • Tripping on a store display
  • Injury from falling merchandise
  • A fall caused by broken stair handrails or inadequate lighting
  • Playground accidents caused by unsafe or broken playground equipment
  • Accidents at a rental property when the landlord has failed to maintain or repair stairs or other common areas
Slip and Fall Accidents: Free Consultations ∙ No Recovery, No Fee

The Carlisle Law Firm handles all slip and fall cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we require no fees upfront, and you will only pay attorney’s fees if and when you receive a settlement or jury verdict. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, contact our office today to find out how we can help. To schedule an appointment, call us in Ogdensburg at 315-393-1111 or send us an e-mail.