Practice Areas

Slip/Trip and Falls

If you own a business, it is a certainty that at some time, a patron is going to slip/trip and fall on the property, thereby giving rise to a claim of premises liability. LMC has extensive experience in this area and understands the differences in state law across the country so as to reap the most favorable result on behalf of the client. For example, in some jurisdictions, the placement of a “Wet Floor” sign is not sufficient if the sign is not deemed to be close enough to the area of the fall. In other situations, liability may attach to the city or town if an abutting sidewalk is not in good repair. Or, a third party may be responsible for the incident due to their own negligence or breach of contract. The LMC team understands these jurisdictional differences across the country, as well as the importance of quickly evaluating the possibility of a third party bearing responsibility for an incident so as to provide proper and timely notice of the incident to that third party.

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