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When Is A Property Owner Liable For Slip & Fall?

Many people who seek the services of a Bangor premises liability attorney do so because they are uncertain whether a property owner can be held responsible for injuries occurring on that property. Slip and fall cases are notoriously difficult to predict, as the decisions can come down to a single interpretation of certain legal phrases.

In Maine, if you slip on some spilled liquid while on a property and injure yourself, the owner of the property may be liable, provided that one of the following is true:

  • The owner spilled the liquid
  • The owner knew about the spilled liquid and did nothing about it
  • The liquid was there for long enough that a “reasonable person” would have known about it

These rules can also apply to a lessee or other person who is legally responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the property. But these scenarios can be difficult to prove, particularly the last one, which depends on how the court chooses to define the actions of a “reasonable person.” This is why you need a lawyer on your side who has experience in slip and fall lawsuits, and knows how to present a case in a way that improves your chances of getting a favorable ruling.

With over 40 years of experience trying personal injury cases in the Maine courts, Lowry & Associates is an excellent law firm to represent you after a fall that injures you or a loved one. Contact us by calling 1-800 999-5342 today. We represent clients throughout Maine, and have offices in Bangor and South Portland.


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Maine Personal Injury Lawyers Disclaimer: The content of this website is presented by Lowry & Associates. It is not intended to be legal advice, but general information related to legal issues commonly encountered with personal injury. If you or a loved one has suffered an unjust personal injury, contact us for a free case evaluation. Serving the Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, and Portland, Maine area.