Yes, in most cases you can hold the business liable for your accident. Property owners owe their visitors a duty of care to maintain the property in a safe condition. If the property owner fails in that duty, you may be able to recover damages.
Uneven floors can cause serious injuries. In most cases, it is difficult to see a difference in the elevation of a surface. Many visitors have no way of knowing if there is an uneven surface, which can lead to falls. Property owners have a duty under the law to make needed repairs on a property. This duty also requires them to make regular inspections of their property to see if there are any conditions that must be repaired.
Even if a property owner was not aware of an uneven surface at the time of the accident, he or she may still be held liable for damages. This is because property owners also have a duty to repair conditions that they should have known about. There are a number of conditions that can lead to uneven floor accidents, including a failure to maintain floors, ignoring dangerous conditions, shoddy construction, and cracked sidewalks and driveways.
Injuries following a fall can be very serious as well as expensive. An accident victim should not be required to pay out of his or her own pocket for these injuries. Instead, property owners should be held liable for all out-of-pocket expenses, as well as lost wages and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an accident because of an uneven floor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, call the Plano personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call today to learn more.