Oklahoma City Slip and Fall Injury Attorney
Assisting clients injured by dangerous and defective property conditions
Property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable care to maintain their property to keep it safe for visitors. They must repair known hazards, or post adequate warnings of hazardous conditions that cannot be remedied. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any harm caused.
At Cunningham & Mears, each Oklahoma City slip and fall injury lawyer is dedicated to protecting your rights if you were injured because of negligent property owners.
What is premises liability?
Premises liability is the law that provides you with remedies if you are injured because of a dangerous or defective property condition. Dangerous property conditions can be created by negligent employees or tenants or the failure of property owners, businesses, property managers or agents to reasonably maintain the property, keep it free of hazards and warn of dangers.
Premises liability cases can involve all types of injuries caused by unsafe property conditions. Such injuries can result from slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, inadequate lighting, inadequate security and attacks by dogs or other domestic animals.
Public places in Oklahoma City where injuries can occur
You might be attending a sporting event at a stadium, or spending time with friends at a local mall when you sustain a serious injury caused by the negligence of the property owner. Here are some examples of public places in and around Oklahoma City where a person might become injured:
Types of slip and fall accidents
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of premises liability cases. Each premise liability attorney at Cunningham & Mears helps clients injured in a wide range of slip and fall accidents caused by unsafe conditions, such as:
Negligence of the property owner in premises liability cases
Property owners are responsible to make sure that their property is safe for visitors whether public or private. Oklahoma personal injury laws require that the property must be kept free of hazards and any conditions that might be dangerous should be repaired quickly.
When a person is injured because of a hazardous or unsafe condition, it is important to find out if the property owner knew about the hazard, and how long the dangerous condition existed. If a property owner becomes aware of an unsafe condition, they have an obligation to post a warning on the problem area until they can repair it. Failure to warn visitors or patron about a known, unsafe condition would make the property owner liable for any injuries that occur because of those conditions.
Injuries from a premises liability accident
Slip-and-fall and other premises liability injuries may include:
- Head injuries
- Back, neck and spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
Recovering compensation for your injury
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries including broken bones, back injuries and brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of brain injury in the United States. Slip and fall accidents are particularly serious in children and the elderly.
If you were injured because of a property defect, a personal injury lawyer at our firm can help you seek compensation from property owners directly or more often through their insurance company. Our Oklahoma City accident attorneys understand the serious effects slip and fall accidents can have on your health and well-being and we take every case seriously to get you the compensation you need.
Help from a seasoned premise liability lawyer in Oklahoma City, OK
If you were injured in a slip and fall or premises liability accident, our attorneys have the experience, strong work ethic and compassionate representation needed to make a full and fair recovery. To learn more about how we assist accident victims, contact Cunningham & Mears or call 405-232-1212 today for a free initial consultation.