Slip and Fall injuries are the third most common injury lawsuit. Everyone has their little clumsy moments, especially when they are walking down the street, but even the seemingly harmless moves of another person can leave an unnoticed danger that can potentially cause serious injury. If you or a member of your family have been seriously injured in a slip and fall mishap and feel that the incident was caused because of your own negligence or the negligence of a property owner or landlord, contact a qualified slip and fall attorney immediately.
One common form of slip-and-fall injury is falling from the stairs. These stairs, especially when wet or slippery, are more likely to be dangerous for the average person. For this reason, if you have been injured because you were walking on stairs and you can prove that the stairs were slippery or you were unable to tell if the stairs were wet, contact a slip and fall injury attorney today. If your lawyer can prove that you have been harmed because of the other people or property that were on the stairs at the time of your injury, you may be entitled to more money than if you can prove that the stairs were slippery or you were not at fault. The court’s ruling will be based upon the facts of the case, so if there is substantial evidence that another individual or property was responsible for your injury, your compensation may be substantially greater than if you could show that the staircase was not slippery or if you were not injured due to your own negligence.
Slip and falls caused by a vehicle can be just as dangerous, if not more so, than falls from stairs. Car accidents can be devastating for victims’ families; not only do they suffer physical pain and suffering, but the cost to repair damage to their homes, cars, and personal effects can be very costly.
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, at any time. They can occur at home, work, school, or anywhere else. A slip and fall are defined as any type of surface that has no or uneven surfaces and which presents a danger for slipping and falling. There are a number of different types of slip and falls, including falls in the home, in a public place, in public buildings, on public transportation vehicles, in a business, and on any other type of surface.
Slip and fall injuries can occur in several different ways. A slip may occur because you were walking on a wet floor, on a slippery sidewalk or on a driveway, or anywhere else that is not intended to be slippery. Most slip-and-fall injuries occur in public places, such as in restaurants, bars and grocery stores, at gyms and pools, at amusement parks, at offices, at home, at schools, at playgrounds and on a parking lot, or at businesses.
Personal slips and falls are the easiest to prove, and most often, the most difficult to recover for the victim or his or her family. If a victim is harmed on the premises of a business, he or she can sue a property owner to compensate for the lost wages and medical bills; it doesn’t matter if the premises are his/her own home or a public place.
Slip and fall injuries can also occur because of other types of accidents that are not necessarily on the premises of a business, such as falls from the top of a building. Slip and falls can occur in residential areas, because of slips from stairs on porches, on a pool deck, from steps on a sidewalk, from a tree on a street, or anything else that isn’t designed to be slippery.
Slip and fall injuries are preventable, and anyone should be aware of the risks of slipping and falling on the ground. While some slip and falls can occur as a result of nature, most are a product of the human factor and the environment around us. By learning more about slip-and-fall laws and knowing how you can protect yourself and your family, you can reduce your risk for injury from slips and falls.