If you have been injured after slipping on a wet floor or faulty staircase, the owner of the premises will be held responsible for the damages you suffer. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about Utah slip and fall claims.
Utah Slip and Fall Claims | State Laws
The laws for slip and fall claims vary from state to state. In Utah, there are laws in place to protect people from slips and falls, as well as laws regarding what responsibilities businesses have. Any person who has suffered a slip and fall on another person’s property should contact a personal injury attorney, such as Swenson and Shelley, for more information about slip and fall claim laws.
- Property and business owners are required to make their property safe for all visitors
- Slip and fall accidents fall under premise liability, which also includes dog bites and negligence
- Filing slip and fall claims that occurred on government property can be more difficult
- The way the case is treated may depend on the victim’s relationship with the property owner
Utah Slip and Fall Claims | Compensation
Utah has shared fault rules and you can fall into one of three possible categories when it comes to compensation. First, if you are 50% – 100% at fault for your accident (which barely happens) you will be completely barred from receiving compensation. The next category is when you are less than 50% at fault for the accident. You may have been on your phone you fell. Let’s say you were 20% at fault. When you get your compensation award, it will be reduced by 20% to account for your fault. Lastly, you could possibly share no fault in the accident and not have any reduction in your compensation which is obviously the best-case scenario.
If you have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our skilled and experienced Utah slip and fall lawyers. Get the help you deserve.