Property owners in Oklahoma have an obligation to keep their premises safe and in good repair for visitors, employees, and any other individuals that plan to enter that premises. Unfortunately, many property owners or managers do not fulfill this obligation. Whether due to stinginess, laziness, or any other reason, not performing their duty to provide a safe environment constitutes negligence. The most common result of Oklahoma property negligence is a slip and fall accident.
Evidence of an improperly maintained property can be found in a variety of places, but an improperly maintained floor is often the cause of a slip and fall accident in Oklahoma. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet or slippery floors;
- Dirty or debris covered floors;
- Cracked pavement;
- Broken steps; and
- Uneven surfaces.
A slip and fall accident victim can suffer a variety of injuries, including bumps, bruises, scrapes, lacerations, broken bones, and head and/or brain injuries, all of which may require emergency care as well as continuing medical treatment. Unfortunately, this also incurs substantial medical costs.
Any injury accident that occurs on another’s property falls under the scope of Oklahoma premises liability law. To be entitled to compensation for the losses suffered, a victim must be able to prove that the property was not reasonably maintained or repaired and/or that there was no reasonable warning for a hazardous condition, and that one of the aforementioned situations caused the injury.
The knowledgeable Oklahoma City slip and fall accident lawyers at Maples Law Firm, LLP, have helped numerous injured victims pursue compensation from negligent property owners and companies. To discuss the details of your accident with one of our premises liability attorneys and to learn more about your legal rights, call us today for a free consultation at 1-888-226-6159.