Salt Lake City Slip & Fall Lawyers
Helping You Seek Fair Compensation for Your Damages
Slipping and falling can be embarrassing. Many people who fall jump right
up and brush off any injuries, believing the fall to be their own fault.
However, dangerous property conditions—such as wet floors or exposed
wiring—can cause people to trip, slip, and/or fall and, in turn,
sustain serious injuries. When a property owner is negligent and you are
injured as a result, you are entitled to seek compensation for your resulting
medical bills and other damages.
The Salt Lake City slip and fall lawyers at Lowe Law Firm are here to guide
you through the legal process. Premises liability claims, including those
involving slip and fall injuries, are some of the most complex and difficult
to prove. However, we have a proven record of success in these types of
personal injury cases. We love celebrating our clients’ wins and are immensely proud of
the thousands of injured individuals we have helped throughout our years
Were you injured after slipping and falling? Tell us your story during
a free, zero-pressure consultation. Call
(801) 762-6808 or
contact us online to get started.
When Is a Property Owner Liable for a Slip & Fall Accident?
In Utah, property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to anyone who lawfully
enters the property. A duty of care simply means that property owners
are responsible for ensuring that their premises are reasonably safe for
visitors. This includes taking certain steps, such as conducting property
maintenance and warning potential visitors of any unsafe conditions.
In order to prove that a property owner was negligent and, therefore, liable
for a slip and fall accident, you will need to prove all of the following
- The property owner owed you a duty of care, meaning you were lawfully allowed
to be on the property owner’s land
- The property owner failed to uphold the duty of care, e.g. by failing to
fix a dangerous condition, failing to maintain the property, failing to
warn you of a dangerous condition, etc.
- As a result of the property owner’s negligence, you were injured
and suffered measurable damages (medical bills, lost income, pain and
Note that property owners in Utah generally do not owe a duty of care to
trespassers, with some exceptions. These exceptions include instances
in which a property owner knows or can reasonably expect trespassers to
frequently enter certain areas of the property where they are exposed
to danger, instances in which a manmade condition (such as a pool or another
body of water) subjects trespassers to danger, or instances involving
children who enter private property due to an attractive condition.
What Are Dangerous Property Conditions?
Many premises liability claims, including slip and fall cases, involve
what are known as “dangerous property conditions.” Essentially,
these are conditions that exist on the property that cause or contribute
to the slip and fall accident. Generally speaking, property owners are
responsible for repairing, addressing, or warning of dangerous conditions
that they knew existed or reasonably should have known existed. Property
owners cannot be held liable for dangerous conditions they didn’t
or couldn’t have known about.
Examples of dangerous property conditions that often lead to slip and fall
- Wet or slippery floors
- Spilled liquids
- Exposed wires and other tripping hazards
- Accumulated ice or snow
- Cluttered walkways and aisles
- Insufficient lighting
- Uneven flooring
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Defective sidewalks
When any of these or other dangerous property conditions cause a person
to slip, trip, or fall, and the property owner knew the dangerous condition
existed but didn’t fix it or warn others of its existence, victims
can seek compensation for their damages.
How Our Firm Can Help
At Lowe Law Firm, we realize that many people are hesitant to seek compensation
after slipping and falling. You may even be unsure whether you have grounds
for a claim. Our team is here to help you understand your legal rights
and options and provide personalized, attentive guidance throughout the
entire legal process. Though we are a large firm with a powerful, highly
respected team and access to considerable resources, we always prioritize
client service and satisfaction. You will never get lost in the shuffle
or passed to an inexperienced attorney or paralegal. Instead, you will
work with our highly skilled and capable legal professionals and receive
the consistent communication and attention you deserve.
There are absolutely no attorneys’ fees unless/until we secure compensation
for you. This is our no recovery, no fee guarantee. We also offer completely
free, confidential consultations with zero pressure. We want to hear your
story and learn how we can help you move forward with your recovery.
Reach out to us today at
(801) 762-6808 to schedule a complimentary consultation.