Slip and Fall
Standing up for the rights of victims
Slip and fall accidents are common and can result in serious injury. In West Virginia, the owner or occupier of property may be held legally responsible for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have suffered in a slip and fall on their property. The slip and fall attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Dangerous conditions that can lead to slip and fall accidents in West Virginia generally fall within four categories:
- Sidewalks - cracked or uneven pavement can cause accidents. Falls can also occur due to sidewalks and parking lots that are left covered in ice or snow.
- Lighting - A dimly lit hallway, stairway or outside walkway can be dangerous when it prevents a visitor from seeing a hazardous condition.
- Stairs - A fall can occur because a stair is broken or a handrail is defective.
- Floor/ground conditions - A person can slip on liquid or another substance such as wax which has made a floor slippery. Or someone can suffer a fall due to a loose rug, frayed carpet or broken floor tiles. Ground conditions can be dangerous, too, such as concealed holes or objects that stick out.