Are slip and fall injuries the same as premises liability in Charlotte?
In general, no. Slip and fall injuries usually involve a personal injury claim against a business owner or property owner, while premises liability is a type of negligence claim that can be brought against any landowner, regardless of whether they are a business owner.
There are many different types of accidents that could occur on someone else’s property that would give rise to a premises liability claim. For example, if you were walking in a grocery store and slipped on a puddle of water that had been left on the floor, you could bring a slip and fall injury claim against the store owner.
Alternatively, if you were at a friend’s house and tripped over a loose carpet, you could bring a premises liability claim against your friend.
To successful bring a premises liability claim, you must show that the landowner was negligent in some way. This means that they failed to take reasonable care to prevent accidents or injuries from happening on their property. To be sure if you have a claim call Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A. a Charlotte personal injury law firm to discuss your options.
For example, if you slipped and fell in a grocery store, you would need to show that the store owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition (the puddle of water on the floor) and failed to take steps to fix it.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you should contact a Charlotte slip and fall injury lawyer to discuss your case.