Over 70% of falls occur due to dangerous conditions and hazards. Many of these dangerous conditions are the result of poor design or improper maintenance, including poor spill cleanup, a cracked sidewalk, or being hit by a falling object near a construction zone.
Slip and Fall
Injured In A Slip And Fall Accident?
The traumatic impact of a slip and fall or a trip and fall accident can cause severe and traumatic long term injury. The most common slip and fall injuries are fractured bones, sprained ankles, hip injuries, and concussions. If a business or property has not properly made people aware of potential danger, they may be liable for any damages and injuries caused by the dangerous situation.
What To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident
It is a responsibility of a business to have good procedures for preventing slips trips and falls in their establishment. If you or a loved one is the victim of a slip and fall accident, contact an attorney experienced in premises liability law cases to help you receive deserved companstation.
After a slip and fall accident, assess the situation to determine the injuries. If immediate emergency care might be necessary, call 911. If it’s not a true emergency, seek proper medical care for injuries caused by the accident.
Document the date and time of the slip and fall accident. Note what was occurring before the fall and exactly what caused the fall. Take specific notes of any apparent hazards located in the area. Record witnesses statements and contact information and file an accident report.
Slip and fall lawsuits generally focus on whether the property owner maintained his or her property in a negligent manner. A property owner must exercise reasonable care to prevent others from slipping and falling on the property. If they have not done so, they can be liable for whatever damages result from their failure to adequately maintain the property.
If you find yourself or a loved one a victim of a slip-and-fall negligence case, you may be entitled to compensation.