Property owners, including homeowners, businesses, and landlords, have a duty to people who come onto their property to protect them from dangerous conditions or defects which may cause a slip and fall injury. They owe a duty to use reasonable care to see that those portions of the property which the visitor is likely to use are safe.

Examples of some defects which may exist and result in a personal injury claim for premises liability include:

  • Snow or ice which is not properly removed or treated
  • Liquid from a leak or spill
  • A rug, cord or other object which creates a hazard in a walkway or path
  • Water from cleaning the floors for which there are inadequate warnings
  • Defective pavement or steps which cause a fall

While there is no duty to warn of open and obvious defects which exist, if the visitor’s conduct was not unreasonable under the circumstances, the property owner may be liable for a defect on the property which causes an injury.

An experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances surrounding your fall and determine if you may be entitled to compensation.


If you, a friend or family member have suffered a serious injury as a result of a slip and fall or trip and fall on another person’s property you may have a claim. When you fall on another person’s property it is not automatic that they will be responsible for your injuries. You must establish that the property owner is negligent and therefore liable for the damages you suffered as a result of your fall down injury.

In New York, New Jersey, California and more, the premises liability lawyers of Alan Ripka & Associates can review the circumstances surrounding your injury and determine if you may be entitled to compensation.


If you, a friend or family member have been injured in a personal injury accident, you should request a free consultation or call our 24-hour toll-free injury hotline at (84) GET-RIPKA to speak with an attorney. Even if you decide not to hire a lawyer, you should make sure you are aware of your legal rights.

There are no fees or expenses until we win your case. Every case has a time statute of limitations, so it is important that you make sure your legal rights are protected.

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