“Sometimes, property owners fail to maintain their sidewalks. When poor property maintenance causes an injury, we are ready to help.” - Merle Mermelstein
Property owners have an obligation to maintain their property in such a way so as to avoid injuries to others. Slips and falls are often the cause of very serious injuries. Often, slips and falls occur in parking lots and sidewalks and are caused by potholes, uneven surfaces, snow and ice, inadequate lighting, slippery conditions, torn carpeting and obstructions. A property owner who was aware of such hazardous conditions but took no steps to correct the problem may be liable for the injuries caused by their carelessness.