As Penn State students rush from one place to another, they may slip and fall on campus and suffer severe injuries. College students and friends and family visiting the campus who have slipped and fallen may file a premises liability lawsuit against the college.
Filing a slip-and-fall lawsuit requires the injured party to show that someone else’s lack of reasonable care resulted in their injuries. Students and their guests are considered to be invitees of the college, and therefore, the college is responsible for ensuring that its premises is reasonably safe for them. This generally means that the college has an obligation to properly maintain its buildings and sidewalks to ensure that students do not trip and fall on uneven concrete, holes in the ground, or broken steps.
If a college fails to perform necessary repairs, fails to perform reasonable inspections of the premises, and/or fails to properly hire and supervise its employees, it could be seen as negligent and could be held liable for a student or guest’s injuries.
Colleges have a duty to provide a safe environment for all students and invitees. If a college fails to do so, it could be found to be at-fault for an invitee’s injuries and damages. As a result, the college may be required to pay for the injured party’s medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A personal injury attorney in the State College area can assist with your slip-and-fall claim and help you recover the damages you are entitled to.