Rhode Island Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Providence Premises Liability Attorney
Retail stores, office building managers, parking garage companies, and other property owners have a duty of care to provide a safe environment free of hazards for their patrons. When injuries occur as a result of disrepair, inadequate security, fire, or hazardous conditions, property owners can be held liable. At the Law Offices of Richard C. Tallo, working with investigators, security consultants, and other experts as needed, I investigate the circumstances surrounding slip-and-fall accidents. Since it’s not uncommon for property owners to deny responsibility for injuries that occur on their premises, I recover video camera footage when available, interview eyewitnesses, check maintenance schedules, and gather other relevant kinds of evidence in order to build and present my client’s case.
If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident or have been physically assaulted in a garage or parking lot, contact Providence, Rhode Island premises liability attorney Richard C. Tallo today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Slip-and-Fall Accidents and Premises Liability
My personal injury office recovers compensation for people injured in accidents involving the following:
- Slippery or wet floors
- Unshoveled snow on sidewalks, stairs, parking lots
- Icy sidewalks, stairs, parking lots
- Crumbling stairs, broken concrete sidewalk
- Improper flooring materials
- Improper elevations on floors
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Unmarked construction area
- Escalator or elevator malfunction
- Poorly lit walking paths or stairwells
- Inadequate security in parking garage, parking lot, or office building
- Broken lock on front door of apartment building
Assault and Premises Liability
Most people think being a victim of physical assault is a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. However, property owners can be held liable for injuries due to criminal assault if a risk to personal security was a foreseeable danger. For example, if crime is a problem in the surrounding area or if a parking garage or parking lot potentially provides an attractive draw for criminal activity, property owners have a duty of care to minimize these risks.
This is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the case of shopping mall and retail store parking lots: patrons leaving with merchandise are a draw for criminals who would rob or abduct people on the way to their cars. Here, a lack of security cameras or parking lot security ignores a foreseeable danger. As a result, a property owner may be held financially liable for injuries that occur as a result of inadequate security.
Contact Providence, Rhode Island Slip-and-Fall Attorney Richard C. Tallo
Don’t assume if you’ve been injured in a store, office building, or parking lot that no one is responsible. To determine if you have a case or to discuss the options available to you, contact Providence, Rhode Island slip-and-fall attorney Richard C. Tallo today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.