Is my friend responsible for my slip and fall injury?

Posted February 13th, 2014 by .

Categories: Personal Injury, Slip and Falls.

You are visiting your friend at her apartment complex on a snowy day, much like today. You hunker down, waiting for the weather to clear up. Once it does, you decide it’s time to go. You say goodbye, step out on her stairs. Your foot hits a patch of ice, causing you to slip and fall, breaking your hip. Who would be at fault for this slip and fall accident?

Although the apartment complex is where your friend calls home, she is not responsible for your slip and fall accident. In a slip and fall accident such as this, it is usually the property owner or the property manager of the complex who will be at fault. It is the owner and the manager’s responsibility to keep the apartment complex free from danger. However, since the storm had just happened, the owner probably does not know about the danger yet so it’s going to be tricky for you to win this slip and fall case on your own. That’s when you call in The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC. We can help you with your case.

Now you may be asking if your friend will have any responsibility since it is her place of residence. If she wasn’t the one who caused the slip and fall accident, such as push you down the stairs, then no, your friend is not to blame for the slip and fall accident. Unlike a private residence, where the resident owns the property, your friend is not the owner and therefore is not responsible for keeping the area free from danger. However, your friend may have been involved if she had witnessed your slip and fall accident.

Are you a victim of a slip and fall accident? Contact Jersey City slip and fall attorney Anthony Carbone today. We’ll get you what you deserve. For more information on slip and fall accidents in apartment accidents, click here.

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