June 18, 2013
A Washington, D.C., man suffered serious Slip and Fall Accident Injuries at the DuPont Circle Metro train station early this morning. Reports indicate the incident occurred at around 3:25 a.m., near the Q Street entrance to the facility.
According to NBC-Washington, the man was on a wall at the station when he slipped and fell onto an escalator below him. He then tumbled to the bottom of the escalator, sustaining injuries on the way down. He was rushed to a local trauma center for treatment and is expected to recover.
The incident does leave many citizens questioning though, “Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident on public or private property?” Maryland premise liability law dictates that a landowner has a responsibility to ensure the safety of any person who is on their property. Failure to do so could result in the owner being found negligent in the event of an accident. Exceptions to the rule are made if a person is trespassing or disregarded safety warnings.
The Washington, D.C. Personal Injury Lawyers with ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers explain that a person who is hurt as the result of a slip and fall accident may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Proving a landowner’s negligence can be a complex process though. That is why the firm suggests discussing your legal options with an attorney if you have been injured in such an incident.