Premises Liability

Personal Injury Litigation

Premises Liability

You had a slip and fall accident, and it wasn’t because you’re clumsy or weren’t paying attention.

Your accident could have been caused by a negligent property owner who knew about a problem and didn’t address it, potentially leaving you injured, out of work, and with medical bills.

Premises Liability

Whether it’s an unaddressed spill on a floor, a faulty railing or step, an obstruction of some sort, or any other factor a property owner knew about but did not address, you’re left dealing with a host of issues that were no fault of your own.

Under premises liability law, you can file slip and fall lawsuit against the property owner whose negligence had a negative impact on your life — and the experienced premises liability lawyers at Zwillinger Wulkan, who have secured several million-dollar verdicts for injured clients, are always available to represent you, or a loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions

It comes down to whether there was a “dangerous condition” on the property that the property owner should have known about, and that a “reasonable property owner” would have found and fixed before anyone could get hurt.

A "dangerous condition" has to present an unreasonable risk of harm to those on the property and must be a condition a reasonable person would not have expected — in other words, not an obvious, avoidable hazard.

Slippery spills on a supermarket floor that store management didn’t address would be a dangerous condition.  After all, you don’t go to a store expecting an obvious hazard like unattended spills.

Another example would be broken stairs in a movie theatre.  When you’re descending stairs to your seat, you expect that those stairs will function as they should. But what if they give way and you fall, because the owner neglected to fix the problem?  That’s a dangerous condition.

In addition to dangerous conditions that went negligently unattended, premises liability cases require proving that the property owner didn’t act as a reasonable property owner would.

A reasonable property owner would have a plan in place to efficiently and comprehensively address any and all dangerous conditions so that no one gets hurt.

A negligent property owner, however, fails to do this and potentially creates conditions in which people hurt, leaving them saddled with medical bills, lost wages, and upended lives.

Lawyers at Zwillinger Wulkan handle complex personal injury cases and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients to compensate them for their injuries and losses.