A slip and fall accident can strike at any time – even the most seemingly-mundane situations. This recently happened to a pedestrian who slipped and fell while walking at the Barclay Farms Office Pavilion in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The injured woman alleges that her slip and fall was a result of hazardous conditions in the parking lot. Due to these conditions, the woman asserts that she has sustained serious, permanent injuries.
As a result of the accident, the victim is pursuing a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner, Kaiserman Company. Her claim alleges that the company is responsible for the conditions which led to her slip and fall accident. Moreover, the claim states that due to the Kaiserman Company’s negligence in maintaining the conditions of their parking lot, she was injured in the slip and fall. The plaintiff is seeking compensation not in excess of $150,000 for her injuries.
Premises Liability Laws and Parking Lot Maintenance
Premises liability laws govern the facts of this case. Due to any number of reasons, a premises may be dangerous. In parking lots, damage to asphalt and concrete pathways can be caused by weather, or walkways that are meant to be open can be cluttered with debris to a dangerous degree. In many cases, it is simply due to negligence in maintenance. Such issues can easily lead to slip and fall accidents in a parking lot. Slip and falls can happen suddenly, can lead to lasting damage, and often are not the fault of the pedestrian in any way.
Premises liability laws relate to the property owner’s legal duty of care – the obligation that any property owner has to keep their property maintained for reasonable safety of pedestrians. It is the job of the property owner to carry out regular inspections – and if these inspections have been negligent, leading to noticeable, dangerous conditions on the property, premises liability laws hold the owner responsible for this oversight.
South Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Pursue Premises Liability Lawsuits for Injured Victims
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a slip and fall accident due to negligent maintenance or upkeep on the part of the property owner, our South Jersey premises liability lawyers at DiTomaso Law can help you. To schedule a consultation, call our Cherry Hill offices at 856-414-0010, our Philadelphia offices at 215-426-4995 or contact us online. We will fight to get you the compensation that you need to recover.