No fees unless
we collect for you.
Get a Free Consultation

Slip & Fall at Church? You May Be Entitled to Compensation

A person injured in a slip and fall accident at church may be entitled to compensation for damages. Churches have a legal duty to maintain their premises to protect guests from harm. If a congregant slips and falls as a result of an avoidable hazard the church is liable.

How Slip and Fall Accidents Can Occur at Church

Slip and fall accidents lead to more than one million emergency department visits every year. Older people are especially at risk of sustaining severe injuries following a slip and fall accident. More than 20% of slip and fall victims miss work for more than a month due to injuries. Identifying and proving the cause of a slip and fall accident plays a crucial role in the outcome of a personal injury case. Slip and fall accidents are often caused by:

  • Dim interior lighting
  • Slippery or broken marble or tile floors
  • Polished wood steps that provide minimal traction
  • Spills that are not promptly cleaned
  • Wet floors due to snow or rain
  • Uneven pavement in parking lots and sidewalks

Liability for Slip and Fall Injuries

Religious institutions have a legal duty to maintain their property to protect people from foreseeable injuries. If they cannot immediately fix a problem, then they have a duty to warn about the danger. As such, they are at fault for any injuries that could have been reasonably avoided.

To prove a church is liable for injuries, a victim needs to show that his or her injuries were caused by a dangerous condition; the church management knew or should have reasonably foreseen a risk for injury; the church failed to correct, prevent, or warn about the hazardous condition; and the hazardous condition was the direct cause of injuries.

Compensation for a Church Slip and Fall Accident

Victims of slip and fall accidents can sustain a wide range of injuries. Injuries may require extensive medical treatment, hospitalization, and physical therapy to reach a full recovery. A victim may be unable to work, putting him or her under a mountain of debt. Victims of church slip and fall accidents can receive compensation for medical care, pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of future earnings, and emotional distress.

To protect their right to compensation, victims should immediately report the slip and fall accident to the church management, seek medical attention, photograph the scene, and get witness contact information.

The George Bochanis Injury Law Offices was established in 1985. Before opening his office, Mr. Bochanis spent years representing major insurance companies in litigation cases and prior to that was a law clerk to a prominent local district court judge. Our offices have grown from a small one person setting to having its own well known office location on South Ninth Street in Downtown Las Vegas with 15 employees.

Top-Rated Injury Attorneys Fighting for You

Since opening our doors in 1985, the accident lawyers at the George Bochanis Injury Law Offices have been committed to helping injury victims get full compensation after slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle crashes, workplace injuries, and other personal injuries.

We’re here to listen. Schedule your free consultation with an injury lawyer today.