Slip and fall is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and falls, and is injured on someone else’s property. Slip and fall accidents fall under the category of premises liability and these types of cases are often very complicated when trying to determine fault and to determine whether conditions were indeed hazardous.
The law requires that property owners use reasonable care in the management of their premises and avoid exposing others to an unreasonable risk of harm, such as a slip and fall or a trip and fall. Therefore, property owners may have a duty to reasonably inspect for any unsafe conditions on their premises and either to repair or give adequate warning of conditions that pose a risk of harm to others.
There is no precise way to determine when someone else is legally responsible for your injuries if you were involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident it is important to file an accident report. A slip and fall accident report should be completed at the time of the incident noting what happened, who witnessed both the accident and the conditions that caused the slip and fall, along with any other relevant information such as lighting. If a report is not completed at the business location or if the accident occurred at a private location or was not observed by others, a slip and fall attorney will ask you to compile a record of what happened to you.
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City Sidewalk Problems
Some of the most common problems that arise on city sidewalks are:
Water and ice
Raised sidewalk grating
Holes, depressions, and cracks
Sidewalk vaults and defective access panels
Sidewalk Accident Compensation
We have the knowledge and experience to recover the maximum damages allowed by law. Due to improperly maintained sidewalks, injuries such as broken bones, fractured bones, multiple fractures, hip fractures, brain injury, hand and wrist injuries, and other serious injuries could occur. Based upon your case and severity of injuries, we are likely to recover funds for:
Additional medical expenses
Pain and suffering
Common Causes of Slippery Floor Accidents
Unfortunately, as careful as you may be, there are instances when you could suffer an injury from slip and falling due to negligence of a property owner, manager or someone else. Some of the most common places where these types of slippery floor accidents occur are:
Spill in the supermarket, restaurant, office building or department store that has not adequately been cleaned, or marked for public safety and awareness.
Not completely drying a marble, tile, terrazzo or other floor surface, leaving a thin layer of moisture can be undetectable, and extremely slippery.
Failure to maintain floor mats in addition to mopping after a rain or snow storm, or leaving entrance areas with no mats.
Failing to warn visitors to avoid a certain dangerous area or to use caution when areas are known to be slippery or dangerous.
Compensation for Slipper Floor Accident Injuries
Slipping on a hard floor, such as marble, or tile, can cause very serious injuries, including head injury, bone fractures, lacerations, and other serious injuries. Depending on your injuries from your fall, our attorneys will work hard to recover compensation for: